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I'll be gone in the dark : one woman's obsessive search for the Golden State Killer / Michelle McNamara ; [introduction by Gillian Flynn ; afterword by Patton Oswalt ; [additional writers] Paul Haynes and Billy Jensen].

Book Book ([2018])
Description: xvi, 328 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps, portraits, facsimiles ; 24 cm.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
20 of 31 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries). (Show all copies)
1 of 3 copies available at Beverly Public Library.
4 current holds with 31 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Beverly Main NEW HV 6565 .C2 M36 2018 (Text to Phone) Available -
Beverly Main NEW HV 6565 .C2 M36 2018 (Text to Phone) Checked out 12/23/2018
Beverly Main NEW HV 6565 .C2 M36 2018 (Text to Phone) Checked out 11/28/2018

  • ISBN: 9780062319784
  • ISBN: 0062319787
  • Edition: First edition.
General Note: "Framed by an introduction by Gillian Flynn and an afterword by her husband, Patton Oswalt, the book was completed by Michelle's lead researcher and a close colleague [Paul Haynes]."--Amazon.com.
Contents: Time line map -- Cast of characters -- Introduction, by Gillian Flynn -- Prologue -- PART ONE: Irvine, 1981 ; Dana Point, 1980 ; Hollywood, 2009 ; Oak Park ; Sacramento, 1976-1977 ; Visalia ; Orange County, 1996 ; Irvine, 1986 ; Ventura, 1980 ; Goleta, 1979 ; Goleta, 1981 ; Orange County, 2000 ; Contra Costa, 1997 -- PART TWO: Sacramento, 2012 ; East Sacramento, 2012 ; The Cuff-links coda ; Los Angeles, 2012 ; Contra Costa, 2013 ; Concord ; San Ramon ; Danville ; Walnut Creek ; Davis ; Fred Ray ; The one ; Los Angeles, 2014 ; Sacramento, 2014 ; Sacramento, 1978 -- PART THREE, by Paul Haynes and Billy Jensen -- Afterword, by Patton Oswalt -- Epilogue: Letter to an old man.
Summary: "A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer-- the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade-- from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case. For more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated ten sadistic murders. Then he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of the best detectives in the area. Three decades later, Michelle McNamara, a true crime journalist who created the popular website TrueCrimeDiary.com, was determined to find the violent psychopath she called "the Golden State Killer." Michelle pored over police reports, interviewed victims, and embedded herself in the online communities that were as obsessed with the case as she was. At the time of the crimes, the Golden State Killer was between the ages of eighteen and thirty, Caucasian, and athletic-- capable of vaulting tall fences. He always wore a mask. After choosing a victim-- he favored suburban couples-- he often entered their home when no one was there, studying family pictures, mastering the layout. He attacked while they slept, using a flashlight to awaken and blind them. Though they could not recognize him, his victims recalled his voice: a guttural whisper through clenched teeth, abrupt and threatening."--Amazon.com.
Target Audience: Adult Brodart.
Adult Brodart.
Authors: Flynn, Gillian 1971- (Added Author). Haynes, Paul. (Added Author). Jensen, Billy. (Added Author).
Alternate Title: I will be gone in the dark : one woman's obsessive search for the Golden State Killer
Citation: McNamara, Michelle. "I'll be gone in the dark : one woman's obsessive search for the Golden State Killer." New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.

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