I'll Be Gone in the Dark

Author: Michelle McNamara

Publisher: Faber & Faber Limited

ISBN: 9780571345151

Category: Cold cases (Criminal investigation)

Page: 344

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WINNER OF THE GOOD READS BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2018 THE NEW YORK TIMES #1 BESTSELLER SHORTLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE 2018 The masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer - the serial rapist turned murderer who terrorised California for over a decade - from the late Michelle McNamara. I'll Be Gone in the Dark offers a unique snapshot of suburban West Coast America in the 1980s, and a chilling account of the wreckage left behind by a criminal mastermind. It is also a portrait of one woman's obsession and her unflagging pursuit of the truth, three decades later, in spite of the personal cost. Updated with material which takes in the extraordinary events that followed its initial publication, Michelle McNamara's first and last book is a contemporary classic - humane, haunting and heroic.

Summary of I'll Be Gone in the Dark

Author: Alexander Cooper

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Summary of I'll Be Gone in the Dark The late Michelle McNamara was a remarkable writer who had uncompromising attention to detail and a relentless obsession to uncover the truth. In her book, I’ll be Gone in the Dark, McNamara wrote about the mystery surrounding the man she dubbed the Golden State Killer. McNamara visited crime scenes, met with investigators and police, talked with survivors and victims’ family members, and poured over a long-neglected cache of documents. She used social media and enlisted the help of an online community of fellow investigators to hone in on the serial rapist and killer. The book is a chronological account of the crimes of the killer during the 1970s and 1980s throughout California. The Golden State Killer was a brazen criminal who is associated with at least 12 murders and 45 rapes. McNamara painted a chilling picture of his methodical attention to detail and his total lack of empathy for any of the people he attacked. The killer took time to get to know his victims before each attack, often entering their homes and going through their personal items in advance of his crimes. He had information about when they left their homes and when they returned. Often, the killer knew the precise time that a husband departed for work, leaving the female alone and vulnerable. The killer made comments that indicated that he watched his victims. Once, he told one victim to leave her high heels on when he raped her and referenced her tendency to wear stilettos when she was making love to her husband. The killer was methodical and precise. His modus operandi was consistent, leaving little doubt that the same person committed many crimes. He often used things he found in the homes and yards as weapons to kill and torture his victims. The Golden State Killer frequently tied his victims securely using Diamond knots in multiple crimes. Frequently, he would attack a couple and tie up the man while he raped the woman. The killer placed cups and saucers on the backs of male victims, so he could hear the dishes fall if the man attempted to get up. Investigators compared many of his techniques to tactics used in guerrilla warfare. The murderer sometimes cried and occasionally called out for his mother. The patterns in each crime were similar. One investigator said that the killer was very good at what he did, but he repeated the same basic things at each location. At many of the crime scenes, the Golden State Killer went into the kitchens where he ate food from the refrigerator in between his brutal attacks. Occasionally, he left bread and milk on the counter to demonstrate to investigators that he committed the heinous crimes in leisure. McNamara never lived to see the Golden State Killer arrested. In her epilogue, she wrote, “One day soon you’ll hear a car pull up to your curb, an engine cut out. You’ll hear footsteps coming up your walk.” She died before police arrested 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo for the crimes based on DNA evidence. When she died, the book was just half finished. Her husband, Patton Oswalt, was determined to see the project completed. He hired Billy Jensen, an investigative journalist and Paul Haynes, who worked as a researcher with McNamara, to complete the project. Together, Haynes and Jensen pulled together her unfinished book, her handwritten notes, and over 3,500 files on her computer. The result was a chilling and vivid account of the serial killer and a compelling exploration of McNamara’s obsession with the case. The book ends with McNamara’s letter to the Golden State Killer where she predicted his eventual capture. Here is a Preview of What You Will Get: ⁃ A Full Book Summary ⁃ An Analysis ⁃ Fun quizzes ⁃ Quiz Answers ⁃ Etc. Get a copy of this summary and learn about the book.

Summary & Analysis of I'll Be Gone in the Dark

Author: ZIP Reads

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Category: True Crime

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***UPDATED SINCE THE CAPTURE OF THE GOLDEN STATE KILLER!*** In her chilling and exhaustive true crime memoir, Michelle McNamara traces the trail of the Golden State Killer--a man who viciously raped and murdered dozens of people in California more than 40 years ago--and who evaded police just as long. What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? Synopsis of the original bookDetailed Chapter-by-chapter summariesA guide to the detectives, victims, and crimes linked to the killerGripping retellings of some of the original murdersAn in-depth editorial reviewSpecial addendum covering the capture of the killerBackground on the authorAbout the Original Book: In I'll Be Gone in the Dark, Michelle McNamara leaves no stone unturned in her decade-long search for the Golden State Killer. Teaming up with detectives and amateurs alike, this case seemed to affect everyone who got close to it. Her book is expertly crafted and immediately draws you in. It is part memoir, part true crime novel, and will have you checking your locks before you go to bed. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way.

Lords of Kerballa

Author: John H. Underhill

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 149906747X

Category: Fiction

Page: 334

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The Master of Darkness is the tyrannical ruler of the western coastal city of Kerballa. In an attempt to extend his rule inland, he has kidnapped the Princess of Time and is holding her prisoner in his castle until she agrees to marry him. The young knight, Red John, is in love with the Princess. He sets out on a quest to free her accompanied by his friend Morduc, an Elven Prince. As they are crossing a river, John is swept away by a flash flood. Morduc continues on their quest alone. During that journey he meets his own true love Marianna, learns to speak Froggan, and survives a trip through dark and dangerous caverns beneath the mountains east of Kerballa. Meanwhile, a jungle tribe far downriver has saved John from the flood. He returns the favor by saving the tribe from the Monkey King. As a reward, he is offered the chief’s daughter and royal rule, but declines, remaining faithful to the Princess. With Palla Nad and Yanibo, two new jungle friends, he arrives at the southern port city of Imbal where they all sign on as performers with a travelling circus. The circus docks at Kerballa on the very same day that Morduc enters the city disguised as a seedy old street magician. Both are eventually invited to perform at the castle. During their performances they succeed in rescuing the Princess just as lightning bolts begin to rain down upon the castle. The Master of Darkness is presumed dead and buried beneath the smoking rubble. Red John is elected the governor of the newly free Kerballa. In a festive wedding in the town square Red John marries the Princess, and Morduc marries his beloved Marianna.

The Woman in the Wood

Author: Lesley Pearse

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405921072

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 6673


'A gripping new novel' HELLO! Magazine _______________ London, 1960 The lives of teenage twins Maisy and Duncan change forever the night their sick mother is taken to an asylum. Sent to live in the New Forest with their cold-hearted grandmother, Mrs Mitcham, they feel unloved and abandoned. And when one day Duncan doesn't come home from exploring in the forest, no one - least of all his grandmother - appears to care about his disappearance. The police, who've found the bodies of other missing boys, offer little hope of finding Duncan alive. Yet Maisy refuses to give up. Though she doesn't know the woods well, she knows someone who does. The strange old woman who lives at their heart. Dare Maisy enlist the help of the woman in the wood? _______________ 'A real page-turner, a family story that is multi-layered just as you'd expect from Lesley Pearse, who is deservedly one of the world's favourite story tellers' My Weekly 'Characters it is impossible not to care about . . . this is storytelling at its very best' Daily Mail

The Shieling

Author: David Constantine

Publisher: Comma Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 234

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Tree-climbing students, volunteering soldiers, island-bound recluses... The characters in David Constantine’s remarkable new collection are united by an urge to absent themselves, to abscond from the intolerable pressures of normal life and withdraw into strange ideas, political causes, even private languages. Viewed from without, they appear sometimes absurd – like the vicar who starts conversing with the Devil when his wife leaves him – sometimes tragic – like the vision of a suicide being fished out of the River Irwell. Such is the force of Constantine’s compassion, however, we cannot help but follow each character deep into their isolation. And the further we descend, through the strata of each personal history, the ever-changing landscapes that bear down upon them, the more remarkable the discovery, at very bottom, that glimmers of redemption abide; like the babbling springs uncovered in the scars of a quarry that will one day heal it with a lake, or the secret haven of the title story, offering more than physical refuge, but a safe-house for dreams. By the winner of the BBC National Short Story Prize 2010 Shortlisted for the 2010 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award

Charles Dickens' Most Influential Works (Illustrated)

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8027225086

Category: Fiction

Page: 7697

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Our Mutual Friend - explores the conflict between doing what society expects of a person and the idea of being true to oneself The Pickwick Papers - To extend his researches into the quaint and curious phenomena of life, Samuel Pickwick suggests that he and three other "Pickwickians" should make journeys to places remote from London and report on their findings to the other members. Oliver Twist is an orphan who starts his life in a workhouse and is then sold into apprenticeship with an undertaker. He escapes from there and travels to London, where he meets the Artful Dodger, a member of a gang of juvenile pickpockets led by the elderly criminal, Fagin… A Christmas Carol tells the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation after visitations by the ghost of his former business partner and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. David Copperfield is a fatherless boy who is sent to lodge with his housekeeper's family after his mother remarries, but when his mother dies he decides to run away… Hard Times is set in the fictional city of Coketown and it is centered around utilitarian and industrial influences on Victorian society. A Tale of Two Cities depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same period. Great Expectations depicts the personal growth and development of an orphan nicknamed Pip in Kent and London in the early to mid-19th century. Bleak House – legal thriller based on true events. Little Dorrit – criticize the institution of debtors' prisons, the shortcomings of both government and society. COLLECTED LETTERS THE LIFE OF CHARLES DICKENS by John Forster