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With Staff Picks, we would like to offer recommendations from our staff to you. These picks will be from a variety of reading, listening or viewing tastes. You might find stuff you've checked out before, or you might be intrigued enough to find a new favorite.
The Skeleton Crew : How Amateur Sleuths are Solving America's Coldest Cases written by Deborah Halber is a very interesting look into the weird and wild world of web sleuths. Are you interested in helping to solve cold cases from the comfort of your living room? In America today, more than 40,000 people are dead & unaccounted for. The remains of these missing persons are stored sometimes for years in the back rooms of county morgues and coroner's facilities. They are waiting for someone to piece together the evidence that can link their body to a name. These unidentified victims have been adopted by a new breed of sleuths, civilians armed with an Internet connection & a passion for cold cases. If this sounds interesting, check this book out.
If this book interests you, feel free to request and check it out. We'll be back next Wednesday with a different Staff Pick.