I'll be gone in the dark : one woman's obsessive search for the Golden State Killer
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Flynn, Gillian, 1971- writer of introduction.
Oswalt, Patton, 1969- writer of afterword.
Published
New York: Harper Perennial, 2019.
ISBN
9780062319791, 0062319795
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Indian Prairie Public Library District - 1st Floor - GenLit  1 available
GENLIT 364.1523 MCNAMARA

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Book
Edition
First Harper Perennial edition.
Physical Desc
xvi, 344 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 21 cm
Language
English

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General Note
"...updated to include a revised afterword and coverage of the Golden State Killer's arrest" -- back cover.
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.
Description
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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

McNamara, M., Flynn, G., & Oswalt, P. (2019). I'll be gone in the dark: one woman's obsessive search for the Golden State Killer (First Harper Perennial edition.). Harper Perennial.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

McNamara, Michelle, 1970-2016, Gillian Flynn and Patton Oswalt. 2019. I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer. New York: Harper Perennial.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

McNamara, Michelle, 1970-2016, Gillian Flynn and Patton Oswalt. I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer New York: Harper Perennial, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

McNamara, Michelle, Gillian Flynn, and Patton Oswalt. I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer First Harper Perennial edition., Harper Perennial, 2019.

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