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Sisältää nimen: Michelle McNamara

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Kanoninen nimi
McNamara, Michelle
Virallinen nimi
McNamara, Michelle Eileen
Syntymäaika
1970-04-14
Kuolinaika
2016-04-21
Hautapaikka
Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
Sukupuoli
female
Kansalaisuus
USA
Syntymäpaikka
Oak Park, Illinois, USA
Kuolinpaikka
Los Angeles, California, USA
Kuolinsyy
accidental drug overdose and heart disease
Asuinpaikat
Los Angeles, California, USA
Koulutus
University of Notre Dame (BA|1992)
University of Minnesota (MFA|Creative writing)
Ammatit
author
Suhteet
Oswalt, Patton (husband)
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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 was an excellent read that fulfilled my true crime reading needs. Most importantly, this book went beyond just the facts of the case and gave insight into the lengthy and involved process that is required to solve these old cases, especially ones that occurred when law enforcement agencies did not necessarily cooperate with each other. This book also showed how easily an armchair detective can get caught up in the information available online. Although, I would not classify Michelle McNamara as an armchair detective. She definitely hit the streets. She worked through the case as an investigator would -- compiling information and reviewing it to see where the information leads. I do wish that she had lived long enough to finish writing this book because I wanted more of her voice and perspective. I do believe that those who finished this book after her death did their best to maintain her voice and objectives when finishing the book.

Full disclosure that I picked up this book because of the link to Patton Oswalt but this book had me hooked from the start as is evidenced by the fact that it took me a couple days to read it.
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GrammaPollyReads | 165 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 25, 2024 |
Absolutely fascinating look at the exhaustive search for the Golden State Killer. It's a little exhausting to read at times, so I can only imagine how it must have been for McNamara. Reading it with the knowledge that he's been caught can be a little frustrating at times - you just want to scream the details at her. It's also very striking how gifted a writer McNamara is, once her colleagues pick up a chapter after her death (sorry guys). Overall, a great read if you can handle the creep factor. And the unbearable unfairness that she died not knowing who he was.… (lisätietoja)
 
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gonzocc | 165 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 31, 2024 |
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 | 165 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 23, 2024 |

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Gillian Flynn Introduction
Patton Oswalt Afterword
Paul Haynes Contributor
Billy Jensen Contributor
Eduardo Iriarte Translator

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