Death Scenes: A Homicide Detective's Scrapbook

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Feral House, 1996 - History - 167 pages
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A Scrapbook of Noir Los Angeles Heretofore kept tightly secured under lock and key in police files, the hundreds of historic scene-of -crime photos collected in this book were assembled by a now-deceased Los Angeles police detective. Packed with unflinchingly graphic on-site forensic photos, mug shots, pictures of celebrity homocides, morbidly voyeuristic shots of 'freaks,' accidents, and legal executions, this hard-to-put-down collection is accompanied by Katherine Dunn's provocative explanatory text.

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User Review  - Haruna - Goodreads

great collection of the scenes of death. what I love this book is, this is a personally scrapbook by one detective. it was not made for art. that is very pointed the origin of the "photography". Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Katherine Dunn was born in Garden City, Kansas on October 24, 1945. She was educated at Portland State University and Reed College. Her first novel, Attic, was published in 1970. Her other novels included Truck and Geek Love, which was a finalist for the National Book Award in 1989. She also worked as a boxing reporter, a columnist, and a poet. Her non-fiction book, School of Hard Knocks: The Struggle for Survival in America's Toughest Boxing Gyms, received the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Award in 2004. She died from complications of lung cancer on May 11, 2016 at the age of 70.

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