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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.

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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.

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

"The Skeleton Crew is a carefully crafted account of an intriguing new opportunity for arm chair sleuths." ---Sue Grafton

The Skeleton Crew

How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America's Coldest Cases

Author Deborah Halber

Narrated by Laural Merlington

Publication date Jul 1, 2014

Running time 10 hrs 16 min

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