The Best Reads for July and August

Dip a toe or dive headfirst into two sea-centered novels that make our summer reading list. And for the landlubbers, read how amateur sleuths are solving some of today's unsolved crimes.

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The Skeleton Crew By Deborah Halber Fascinated by the tens of thousands of unidentified human remains in America, civilian sleuths comb through missing persons databases, police reports and news stories, searching for matches to John and Jane Does. Science journalist Halber focuses less on hard forensics and more on the passionate, competitive amateur investigators and their online communities, where remains are referred to as “Tent Girl” or “The Head in the Bucket.” Halb...
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