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David Grann investigates giant squid and the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang in his book, The Devil and Sherlock Holmes




Giant squid; the one that didn't get away. Captain John Bennett examines the world's first intact adult male colossal squid on board his New Zealand fishing long-line boat 'San Aspiring' on February 22, 2007 in the Ross Sea near Antarctica.
Giant squid; the one that didn't get away. Captain John Bennett examines the world's first intact adult male colossal squid on board his New Zealand fishing long-line boat 'San Aspiring' on February 22, 2007 in the Ross Sea near Antarctica.
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Tracking down con artists, reporting on the Aryan Brotherhood and hunting giant squid on the high seas are all in a day's work for New Yorker writer and author, David Grann. Like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, his stories are driven by strange characters. Unlike Doyle, however, the mysterious tales in Grann's new book 'The Devil and Sherlock Holmes,' are all true. Listen in as he gets close to gangbusting U.S. Attorney Gregory Jessner and New Zealand's squid hunter Steve O'Shea.