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Juridisk navn
McNamara, Michelle Eileen
Fødselsdato
1970-04-14
Dødsdag
2016-04-21
Begravelsessted
Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
Køn
female
Nationalitet
USA
Fødested
Oak Park, Illinois, USA
Dødssted
Los Angeles, California, USA
Dødsårsag
accidental drug overdose and heart disease
Uddannelse
University of Notre Dame (BA|English)
University of Minnesota (MFA|Creative writing)
Erhverv
author
Relationer
Oswalt, Patton (husband)
Kort biografi
Michelle Eileen McNamara (April 14, 1970 – April 21, 2016) was an American true crime author. She was the author of I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer, a true crime book based on the Golden State Killer, and helped coin the name "Golden State Killer". The book was released posthumously in February 2018 and later adapted as the HBO documentary series I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, debuting on the cable channel June 28, 2020.

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This seemed like a thing I wanted to read, but I can't get into it, and that's probably for the better.

[Half-formed thoughts about white people with anxiety disorders and our domination of the True Crime Industrial Complex go here.]
 
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caedocyon | 163 andre anmeldelser | Feb 23, 2024 |
Absolutely fantastic true crime read! You can feel all the hours spent slogging through thousands of leads for that diamond in the rough. McNamara's writing in the first handful of chapters creates a story focused around the suffering of the victims and their families. She takes care to protect privacy of the grieving families but still impart important details to the reader. Quite a delicate balance to hold.

After her passing, the novel was completed and built from interview transcripts and incomplete chapters. I appreciate that they did not attempt to copy her way of writing, instead focusing on breaking down the loads of facts that can take the search for the elusive killer in many different directions. The true capping point of the book was the letter to the Golden State Killer at the end written by McNamara. Her words are powerful and direct.

As a reader after the announcement of the capture of the alleged killer, it was unsettling to read about the methods she used realizing the exact same process is what eventually brought justice to lives of victims and their families. All and all a really good read.
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b00kdarling87 | 163 andre anmeldelser | Jan 7, 2024 |
i am not one to read true crime. The story of the write appealed to me more than the crime story. All the work she put into her book and research I felt did have an impact on keeping the crimes in the minds f the people who did solve this.
 
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Gillian Flynn Introduction
Patton Oswalt Afterword
Paul Haynes Contributor
Billy Jensen Contributor
Eduardo Iriarte Translator

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Vurdering
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ISBN
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