CSI meets history and investigative journalism in this series that includes both classic and contemporary unsolved mysteries. Unsolved Mysteries bridges the gaps among social studies, applied sciences, modern folklore, and technology not only by diving into the narrative explanations of the cases but also by exploring how researchers work to solve them and why these cases continue to fascinate readers. This series provides readers with historical information on well-known unsolved mysteries as well as the current standings of investigation and explains how scientists, theorists, and others have examined the evidence of each case, sighting, killing, or disappearance. Readers will be left with a clear understanding of why the subject still stumps investigators as well as why so many people are fascinated by it--and what modern technology can provide to us in possibly answering each of these questions.
Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
- Spring 2020
- Fall 2019
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 8|
|Subject||Myths & Legends|
|Number of Pages||112|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Graphics||1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations|
|Dimensions||6.25 x 9.25|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Unsolved Mysteries – School Library Journal
All of these books provide theories to help readers draw their own conclusion, including a “Tools and Clues” section. Photographs, maps and charts, and related insets provide additional detail. Those who love unsolved mysteries will find these books both informative and entertaining.
Boston Strangler (Unsolved Mysteries) – Booklist
A disquieting entry in the Unsolved Mysteries series, this account of the hunt for the killer of (at least) 11 Boston-area women between 1962 and 1964 is not only laced with lurid details but also presents a case study in media-fueled terror and how public pressure to resolve criminal cases speedily can lead to questionable, at best, results. Along with presenting cogent reasons why the validity of Albert DeSalvo’s protracted “confession” is doubtful, Hoblin introduces no fewer than seven other sexual predators—many, presumably, still alive—who have been considered strong suspects in at least some of the killings.