I'll be gone in the dark: one woman's obsessive search for the Golden State Killer
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Contributors:
Flynn, Gillian, 1971- writer of introduction.
Oswalt, Patton, 1969- writer of afterword.
Published:
New York: Harper Perennial, 2019.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First Harper Perennial edition.
Physical Desc:
xvi, 344 pages, [16] unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm.
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Description

Features new material on the Golden State Killer's case and an updated afterword by Patton Oswalt.

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Winner of the Goodreads Choice Awards for Nonfiction | SCIBA Book Award Winner | Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence

The haunting true story of the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California during the 70s and 80s, and of the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case--which was solved in April 2018.

Introduction by Gillian Flynn * Afterword by Patton Oswalt

"A brilliant genre-buster.... Propulsive, can't-stop-now reading." --Stephen King

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.

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. Utterly original and compelling, it has been hailed as a modern true crime classic--one which fulfilled Michelle's dream: helping unmask the Golden State Killer.

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English
ISBN:
9780062319791, 0062319795

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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 (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. New York: Harper Perennial.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (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 Citation (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 (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. New York: Harper Perennial, 2019. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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