I wonder if my character Sidney Cole comes from a Russian background? If so, I think this article must be about a long lost cousin.
A specialist from Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod was arrested for exhuming bodies from graves on the territory of the region. Police officers found 29 mummified bodies in his apartment.
via Man collects 29 mummified bodies in his apartment – English pravda.ru.
Sloan and Whiteside’s House of Bereavement, it read. More than a funeral home, more like a home. Preserve your memories forever. Ask about our new sublimation process.
from Painted Black, the novel
The ad slug for the funeral home where Lexie disappears.
Wonder where my inspiration came from for such a gruesome idea as freeze dried human bodies? Click the link below to read a reference to one of the articles that first caught my attention.
By Christine Quigley
See page two and three of this Google Book article if you want to see real life lypholization chambers like the ones Sidney Cole uses in Painted Black.