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The skeleton crew how amateur sleuths are solving America's coldest cases

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

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.

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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.)) : digital.
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    electronic resource
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  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2014.

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Participant or Performer Note: Read by Laural Merlington.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.

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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.
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