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

Halber, Deborah.(Author).
Merlington, Laural.(Added Author). hoopla digital.(Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 1494522624 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 9781494522629 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 16 min.)) ... Read More
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  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Audio : Made available ... Read More

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Laural Merlington.
Summary, etc.:
The Skeleton Crew provides an entree into the ... Read More
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.

  • Library Journal Reviews : LJ Reviews 2014 August #1

    Journalist Halber introduces readers to the unusual world of web sleuthing: in this case, crowdsourcing the task of comparing the thousands of reports of missing persons to those of unidentified remains in the hopes of finding a match and bringing closure to families searching for lost loved ones. The author paints a colorful picture of armchair investigators pursuing their first "solves" amid the conflicting motivations of their peers and of various law enforcement agencies—the infighting of the online missing-persons communities is effectively juxtaposed with the red tape and politics of real-world departments and policymakers. Perhaps unintentionally, Halber's decision to intermingle various cases and sprinkle the result with a large cast of characters evokes what one imagines is the same feeling a web sleuth gets hopping from one missing-persons report to another, looking for connections. The occasional bizarre similes don't overly detract from an intriguing invitation to help mitigate a "silent mass disaster" that few are even aware has happened. VERDICT Puzzle fans, true crime aficionados, and heavy users of Internet forums will appreciate Halber's shout-out to aspiring consulting detectives.—Ricardo Laskaris, York Univ. Lib., Toronto

    [Page 109]. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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