The Skeleton Crew by Deborah Halber audiobook

The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America's Coldest Cases

By Deborah Halber
Read by Laural Merlington

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10.25 Hours Unabridged
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The Skeleton Crew provides an entree into the gritty and tumultuous world of Sherlock Holmes–wannabes who race to beat out law enforcement—and one another—at matching missing persons with unidentified remains. In America today, upwards of forty thousand people are dead and unaccounted for. These murder, suicide, and accident victims, separated from their names, are being adopted by the bizarre online world of amateur sleuths. The Web sleuths pore over facial reconstructions and other online clues as they vie to solve cold cases and tally up personal scorecards of dead bodies. The Skeleton Crew delves into the macabre underside of the Internet, the fleeting nature of identity, and how even the most ordinary citizen with a laptop and a knack for puzzles can reinvent herself as a Web sleuth.

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Summary

Summary

The Skeleton Crew provides an entree into the gritty and tumultuous world of Sherlock Holmes–wannabes who race to beat out law enforcement—and one another—at matching missing persons with unidentified remains.

In America today, upwards of forty thousand people are dead and unaccounted for. These murder, suicide, and accident victims, separated from their names, are being adopted by the bizarre online world of amateur sleuths.

The Web sleuths pore over facial reconstructions and other online clues as they vie to solve cold cases and tally up personal scorecards of dead bodies. The Skeleton Crew delves into the macabre underside of the Internet, the fleeting nature of identity, and how even the most ordinary citizen with a laptop and a knack for puzzles can reinvent herself as a Web sleuth.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A lively study that's part whodunit, part sociological study. . . . The result is eminently entertaining and will be devoured by armchair detectives. Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Deborah Halber

Author Bio: Deborah Halber

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 10.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English