I thought some people here might be interested in this book - Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy by Melissa Milgrom.

It's a nonfiction with short easy to read chapters about different aspects of the art. It starts out with a history of taxidermy and then describes the heyday of museum diaromas and eventually the who's who, what they do and how they do it.

I'm usually a magazine reader (looker at the pictures really) but I could not put this book down. It came from the library but it's now in my Amazon cart.