DEATH SCENES: A HOMICIDE DETECTIVE'S SCRAPBOOK - LIMITED EDITION SIGNED BY KATHERINE DUNN - WITH AN ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH TIPPED-IN

Dunn, Katherine & Sean Tejaratchi

ISBN 10: 0922915296 / ISBN 13: 9780922915293
Published by Feral House, Portland, OR, 1996
Condition: As New Hardcover
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167pp, profusely illustrated in b&w. Designed by Sean Tejaratchi. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. "The purpose of this collection of homicide pictures is to show the work of the peace officer and his problems. It will give you an idea of what they have to contend with while performing their duties in protecting lives and property. After viewing this work it will undoubtedly bring about a better understanding between the law enforcement officer and the public which he serves. It is also incumbent upon you, as a citizen and taxpayer, in the community in which you reside, to extend to your law enforcement agency your fullest cooperation assisting in its solving the problems that come before it. As you will see, most of theses crimes are solved and the guilty prosecuted which proves that CRIME DOES NOT PAY. Please handle this book with respect". A most handsome copy of the deluxe hardbound facsimile edition of Los Angeles Homicide detective Jack Huddleston's pre-war photographic scrapbook limited to one hundred copies only with a 7 ½ x 9 ½" black and white photograph of the severed body of Elizabeth Short - aka "The Black Dahlia" - lying in situ SIGNED AND NUMBERED by Katherine Dunn laid in, as issued. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Bookseller Inventory # 012048

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Title: DEATH SCENES: A HOMICIDE DETECTIVE'S ...

Publisher: Feral House, Portland, OR

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Pictorial Boards

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket - As Issued

Signed: Signed by the Author with a Photograph

Edition: First Edition 1/100 Deluxe.

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The strange and gruesome crime-scene snapshot collection of LAPD detective Jack Huddleston spans Southern California in its noir heyday. Death Scenes is the noted forerunner of several copycat titles.

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Warning: this sad, powerful, grotesque collection of black-and-white photos of mostly dead, often naked, human beings is not for the easily disturbed. The introductory text by Katherine Dunn (author of Geek Love) helps give a context to the macabre scrapbook, and the handwritten captions display irony and sometimes humor; but this is no antiquarian's sentimental portrait of the past. This book documents butchery and brutality, horrible disease and mental illness, suicide and murder. And as Dunn observes, the eye of the beholder is not innocent: "The old cop, like the old con, tries to trick us into forgiveness and complicity. By witnessing he has participated, by understanding he is culpable. And his real purpose is to disguise the truth--that he started out terrified and ended up liking it, fascinated, an aficionado."

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