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

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  • 48 of 71 copies available at NC Cardinal.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Albert Carlton - Cashiers Community Library 364.15 M (Text) 39493108301104 Adult Nonfiction Reshelving -
Alexander Main Library 364.15 McNamara (Text) 34269001202317 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Angier Public Library 364.15 McN (Text) 33632002696111 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Black Mountain Library 364.1532097 MCN (Text) 0020511797050 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 03/29/2019
Canton Library 364.15 McNamara (Text) 33115007657258 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Charles H. Stone Memorial Library 364.15 MCN (Text) 40599001020919 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Clemmons Branch 364.153 M (Text) 0112522103291 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 04/09/2019
Cleveland County Main Library 364.153 MCN (Text) 22281500137691 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Cliffdale Library 364.1532 M (Text) 31781064461542 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 04/02/2019
Cumberland Headquarters 364.1532 M (Text) 31781064461559 Adult Nonfiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062319784
  • ISBN: 0062319787
  • Physical Description: xvi, 328 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018].

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Framed by an introduction by Gillian Flynn and an afterword by her husband, Patton Oswalt, [this] book was completed by Michelle's lead researcher and a close colleague [after Michelle's sudden death]"--Dust jacket flap.
Formatted Contents Note:
Time line map -- Cast of characters -- Introduction / by Gillian Flynn -- Prologue -- PART ONE: Irvine, 1981 ; Dana Point, 1980 ; Hollywood, 2009 ; Oak Park ; Sacramento, 1976-1977 ; Visalia ; Orange County, 1996 ; Irvine, 1986 ; Ventura, 1980 ; Goleta, 1979 ; Goleta, 1981 ; Orange County, 2000 ; Contra Costa, 1997 -- PART TWO: Sacramento, 2012 ; East Sacramento, 2012 ; The Cuff-links coda ; Los Angeles, 2012 ; Contra Costa, 2013 (Concord, San Ramon, Danville, Walnut Creek, Davis) ; Fred Ray ; The one ; Los Angeles, 2014 ; Sacramento, 2014 ; Sacramento, 1978 -- PART THREE / by Paul Haynes and Billy Jensen -- Afterword / by Patton Oswalt -- Epilogue: Letter to an old man.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: McNamara, Michelle, 1970-2016.
Serial rape investigation > California > Case studies.
Serial murder investigation > California > Case studies.
Serial murders > California > Case studies.
Cold cases (Criminal investigation) > California > Case studies.
Genre: Case studies.
True crime stories.

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