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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

I'll be gone in the dark : one woman's obsessive search for the Golden State Killer, Michelle McNamara

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
Title variation
I will be gone in the dark
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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. "You'll be silent forever, and I'll be gone in the dark." 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 favoured 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. I'll Be Gone in the Dark - the masterpiece 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. It is also a portrait of a woman's obsession and her unflagging pursuit of the truth. 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. Utterly original and compelling, it is destined to become a true crime classic, and may at last unmask the Golden State Killer
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1970-2016
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McNamara, Michelle
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Serial rape investigation
  • Serial murder investigation
  • Serial murders
  • Cold cases (Criminal investigation)
Target audience
adult
Label
I'll be gone in the dark : one woman's obsessive search for the Golden State Killer, Michelle McNamara
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xvi, 344 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780571345151
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
jb2020271479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits, maps, facsimilies
Label
I'll be gone in the dark : one woman's obsessive search for the Golden State Killer, Michelle McNamara
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xvi, 344 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780571345151
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
jb2020271479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits, maps, facsimilies

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