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The Resource I'll be gone in the dark : one woman's obsessive search for the Golden State Killer, Michelle McNamara ; with an introduction by Gillian Flynn ; and an afterword by Patton Oswalt

I'll be gone in the dark : one woman's obsessive search for the Golden State Killer, Michelle McNamara ; with an introduction by Gillian Flynn ; and an afterword by Patton Oswalt

Label
I'll be gone in the dark : one woman's obsessive search for the Golden State Killer
Title
I'll be gone in the dark
Title remainder
one woman's obsessive search for the Golden State Killer
Statement of responsibility
Michelle McNamara ; with an introduction by Gillian Flynn ; and an afterword by Patton Oswalt
Title variation
I will be gone in the dark
Title variation remainder
one womans obsessive search for the Golden State Killer
Creator
Contributor
Author
Contributor
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 in 1986 he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of the best detectives in the area. Three decades later, true crime journalist Michelle McNamara 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. This book--that McNamara was writing at the time of her sudden death--offers an atmospheric snapshot of a moment in American history and a chilling account of a criminal mastermind and the wreckage he left behind
Summary
An account of the unsolved Golden State Killer case, written by the late author of the TrueCrimeDiary.com website traces the rapes and murders of dozens of victims and the author's determined efforts to help identify the killer and bring him to justice
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Goodreads Choice Award, 2018
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10619871
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-2016
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McNamara, Michelle
Dewey number
364.15/3209794
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6565.C2
LC item number
M36 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1971-
  • 1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Haynes, Paul
  • Jensen, Billy
  • Flynn, Gillian
  • Oswalt, Patton
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True
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  • McNamara, Michelle
  • Serial rape investigation
  • Serial murders
  • Cold cases (Criminal investigation)
  • Serial rape investigation
  • Serial murders
  • Cold cases (Criminal investigation)
  • California
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
one woman's obsessive search for the Golden State Killer
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Label
I'll be gone in the dark : one woman's obsessive search for the Golden State Killer, Michelle McNamara ; with an introduction by Gillian Flynn ; and an afterword by Patton Oswalt
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=636&titleID=3295410
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Visalia
  • Orange County, 1996
  • Irvine, 1986
  • Ventura, 1980
  • Goleta, 1979
  • Goleta, 1981
  • Orange County, 2000
  • Contra Costa, 1997
  • PART TWO:
  • Sacramento, 2012
  • Introduction
  • East Sacramento, 2012
  • The Cuff-links coda
  • Los Angeles, 2012
  • Contra Costa, 2013
  • Fred Ray
  • The one
  • Los Angeles, 2014
  • Sacramento, 2014
  • Sacramento, 1978
  • PART THREE
  • by Gillian Flynn
  • by Paul Haynes and Billy Jensen
  • Afterword
  • by Patton Oswalt
  • Epilogue: Letter to an old man
  • PART ONE:
  • Irvine, 1981
  • Dana Point, 1980
  • Hollywood, 2009
  • Oak Park
  • Sacramento, 1976-1977
Control code
ocn988857242
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 328 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062319784
Lccn
2017301180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, portraits, facsimiles
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)988857242
Label
I'll be gone in the dark : one woman's obsessive search for the Golden State Killer, Michelle McNamara ; with an introduction by Gillian Flynn ; and an afterword by Patton Oswalt
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=636&titleID=3295410
Publication
Copyright
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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Visalia
  • Orange County, 1996
  • Irvine, 1986
  • Ventura, 1980
  • Goleta, 1979
  • Goleta, 1981
  • Orange County, 2000
  • Contra Costa, 1997
  • PART TWO:
  • Sacramento, 2012
  • Introduction
  • East Sacramento, 2012
  • The Cuff-links coda
  • Los Angeles, 2012
  • Contra Costa, 2013
  • Fred Ray
  • The one
  • Los Angeles, 2014
  • Sacramento, 2014
  • Sacramento, 1978
  • PART THREE
  • by Gillian Flynn
  • by Paul Haynes and Billy Jensen
  • Afterword
  • by Patton Oswalt
  • Epilogue: Letter to an old man
  • PART ONE:
  • Irvine, 1981
  • Dana Point, 1980
  • Hollywood, 2009
  • Oak Park
  • Sacramento, 1976-1977
Control code
ocn988857242
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 328 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062319784
Lccn
2017301180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, portraits, facsimiles
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)988857242

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