Tuesday, February 14, 2012

DEATH SCENES: A Homicide Detective's Scrapbook - Text by Katherine Dunn

Edited by Sean Tejaratchi

Page after page of horrific black and white photos of almost unbearable death scenes - compiled into a scrapbook by a California homicide investigator - Jack Huddleston, a bona fide detective with the Los Angeles police department, collected a scrapbook of odd and gruesome photos from his years working on the police force. Huddleston’s scrapbook spans Southern California in its noir heyday, circa 1925–1945, around the time when the Black Dahlia killer and Winnie Ruth Judd were perpetrating their savage crimes.

Assembled into book form by editor and designer Sean Tejaratchi courtesy of collector and filmmaker Nick Bougas, Death Scenes is divided into several sections: “Odditorium and The Living” // “Accidents and Accidental Deaths” // “Suicides” // “Homicides” // and “The Morgue.”

Katherine Dunn, whose book 'Geek Love' (Knopf) earned critical acclaim and bestseller status, provides the introduction, tracing the history of the man behind the scrapbook and meditating on the meaning behind the mayhem and madness depicted.

Feral House Books Edition - 168 Hair Raising Pages of B&W Photographs of Death Scenes - CAUTION: NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH/STRONG ADULT CONTENT!! - PRICE: $22.95

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