Less horrific but still an awesome idea for a novel is this little article I pulled from a yahoo news article this morning:
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia'ssays police have arrested a man who kept 29 mummified bodies at his apartment and dressed them up like dolls.
Ministry spokesmansaid Monday that the suspect from the of dug up the bodies at several cemeteries in the region. The man, whose identity was withheld, dressed them in clothes dug up from the graves.
Gribakin said that the suspect is a historian who has authored several books. He said the arrest followed ainto the desecration of graves in the region, which was initially blamed on extremist groups. Nizhny Novgorod is located about 250 miles (400 kilometers) east of Moscow.
Russian media reports quoted police as saying that the man only had selected the remains of young women for his grisly collection.
Oh yeah. This is definitely a novel in the making. But I don't know if I'm the one who's going to write it or not.
But then again, it's sort of "A Rose For Emily," isn't it? Maybe this is really just life imitating art. Thoughts, anyone?