Friday, July 17, 2009
No, I wasn't the one caught: the book is called Caught In The Act: The Photographer in Contemporary Fiction. Despite the "photographer" in the extended title, there's very few pictures in this book, just one at the start of each chapter. The cover makes the book look like it's a series of mysteries, but it's not exactly that, either. This collection of short stories focuses on main characters who are photographers: paparazzi, portraitists, and, yes, it sounds like there's a crime scene photographer somewhere in there. At around 150 pages, it won't be a long read, but it looks interesting, mostly as a collection with an unusual theme. Published in 1996, it is now out of print.