Graveyards of Chicago The People, History, Art, and Lore of Cook County Cemeteries
by Ursula Bielski
Ever wonder where Al Capone is buried? How about Clarence Darrow? Muddy Waters? Harry Caray? Or maybe Brady Bunch patriarch Robert Reed? And what really lies beneath home plate at Wrigley Field?
Corpses, Coffins and Crypts: A History of Burial
by Penny Colman
This comprehensive volume examines the compelling subjects of death and burial across cultures and societies. Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts includes photographs and descriptions of famous people, a collection of literary quotes, images of death and burial in the arts, interesting epitaphs, and gravestone carvings.
Profits of Death: An Insider Exposes the Death Care Industries
by Darryl J. Roberts
This is the expose' that still has the funeral and cemetery industries reeling from aftershocks. Industry insider Darryl J. Roberts uncovers how the death care industry manipulates consumers into overspending at the most vulnerable time of their lives. He also tells readers everything they need to know about making final arrangements--including how to save up to 50% in costs.
What Happens When You Die: From Your Last Breath to the First Spadeful
by Robert T. Hatch
The Definitive Guide to Underground Humor: Quaint Quotes About Death, Funny Funeral Home Stories by Edward Bergin
Headstone Epitaphs . . . Quaint Quotes . . . Ridiculous Removals & Funeral Arrangements . . . Wacky Wakes
Funny Funerals . . . Hilarious Headstones
City of the Dead
by Robert Florence
Car Crashes & Other Sad Storiesby Jennifer Dumas, Mell Kilpatrick
Mell used to photograph stuff for insurance companies. Quite a record
Death Scenes by Jack Huddelston
An L. A. homicide cop's scrapbook from the 1940-50s of local murders, odd accidents and more. (I love the mug shots of people busted for "bunko" and a young suicide said to have died 'from a broken heart").

Shots in the Dark: True Crime Pictures
by Gail Buckland

A slick, nice book of photos and stories - everything from gangland hits to photos taken by murderers of their victims. This is a crime buff "must".

Who Killed Kurt Cobain?: The Mysterious Death of an Icon
by Ian Halperin et al
Sure... just another drug addict rock star suicide. Except he had 75x the lethal dose of heroin in him, no prints were on the gun, and the 'suicide' part of Kurt's note was not in Kurt's handwriting. Could the fact he was ready to divorce that *$#@ wife of his and her prenup would leave her with nothing behind it? Oh, you bet. After I read this book and looked at Tom Grant's investigative package, I am convinced he was murdered. Even the skeptic will agree, there are some people who have questions to answer and were never asked.
Deviant: The Shocking True Story of the Original 'Psycho'
by Harold Schechter
Ed Gein, the mild mannered farmer who made nipple belts, vests from women's skins, dug up his dates and worse..oh, much worse. There's a few factual books on this guy but I think this is the best. Trust me, they don't need to embellish.

Going Out in Style
by Douglas Keister
Depicts the endless variety of mausoleum styles in cemeteries across the United States...the book features dozens of full-color photographs portraying the majesty and mystique of the private mausoleum

New Orleans Cemeteries
by Robert Florence
Cemeteries and Gravemarkers: Voices of American Culture
by Richard E. Meyer by geographers, art historians, historians, folklorists, and anthropologists on various aspects of cemeteries and their gravestones in the United States.
Dead Men Do Tell Tales: The Strange and Fascinating Cases of a Forensic Anthropologist
by Michael Browning,
The Last Great Necessity: Cemeteries in American History Creating the North American Landscape by David Charles Sloane,
The Tombstone Tourist: Musicians by Scott Stanton
Tombstones: Final Resting Places of the Famous
by Gregg Felson
The Afterlife Experiments: Breakthrough Scientific Evidence of Life After Death
by Gary E. R. Schwartz, William L. Simon (Contributor), Deepak Chopra (Contributor)
I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One
by Brook Noel, Pamela D. Blair
Corpse: Nature, Forensics, and the Struggle to Pinpoint Time of Death--An Exploration of the Haunting Science of Forensic Ecology
The Casebook of Forensic Detection: How Science Solved 100 of the World's Most Baffling Crimes
by Colin Evans
Unnatural Death: Confessions of a Medical Examiner
by Michael M. Baden, Judith Adler Hennessee
Bloodletters and Badmen: A Narrative Encyclopedia of American Criminals from the Pilgrims to the Present
by Jay Robert Nash
This huge volume reads like a visual encyclopedia and has it all.
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