Death in Paradise

Death in Paradise : An Illustrated History of the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner

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Unnatural celebrity deaths and unnaturally celebrated murders pockmark the history of Los Angeles, looming as large in the public imagination as the Hollywood stars themselves. Death in Paradise is the first authorized history of Los Angeles by way of its coroner's office, revisiting important or high-profile cases that remain shrouded in mystery. With many never-before-published photographs documenting the notorious deaths of Bobby Kennedy, Sam Rummel, Dorothy Dandridge, Bugsy Siegel, Sharon Tate, Janis Joplin, and others, this book presents an unflinching view of Tinseltown's dark underbelly. The book includes over 100 photographs of infamous crimes from every decade of the 20th century.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 204 x 229 x 19.05mm | 362.87g
  • Nation Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1568582056
  • 9781568582054

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"Death in Paradise is a fascinating and lurid study of two of America's passions: death and fame." - Las Vegas Weekly
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About Tony Blanche

Tony Blanche is a writer living in Santa Barbara, California. Brad Schreiber is a writer, teacher, and vice president of Storytech Literary Consulting.
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