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The skeleton crew : how amateur sleuths are solving ... Read More

Halber, Deborah(Author).

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Covington Branch 363.25 H157s 2014 (Text) 33126019608060 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Erlanger Branch 363.25 H157s 2014 (Text) 33126019608052 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 1451657595 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781451657593 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781451657609 (ebk.)
  • ISBN: 1451657587 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781451657586 (hbk.)
  • Physical Description: 285 pages ; 24 cm
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  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.

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Prologue: The well driller -- The ultimate ... Read More
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In America today, upwards of forty thousand people ... Read More
Subject: Criminal investigation United States Citizen participation
Cold cases (Criminal investigation) United States

  • Baker & Taylor
    Citing tens of thousands of missing persons, unidentified remains and unsolved crimes in America, an introduction to amateur crime solving reveals how everyday concerned citizens can access online resources to help solve cold cases.
  • Baker & Taylor
    Citing tens of thousands of missing persons, unidentified remains, and unsolved crimes in America, an introduction to amateur crime solving reveals how everyday concerned citizens can access online resources to help solve cold cases.
  • Simon and Schuster
    Solving cold cases from the comfort of your living room"

    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.

    It's DIY CSI.

    The web sleuths pore over facial reconstructions (a sort of Facebook for the dead) 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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