New Series About The Golden State Killer Is Being Called 'Best True Crime Documentary Ever'
A new documentary series exploring the crimes of The Golden State Killer has been released on streaming services around the world and people are hooked.
I'll Be Gone In The Dark is a six-part documentary series that follows one woman's quest to unmask the serial killer who committed at least 13 murders, more than 50 rapes, and over 100 burglaries in California from 1974 to 1986.
It's debuted on HBO in America, Binge in Australia and Sky Crime in the UK and people have been absolutely loving it.
One person wrote: "If you haven't yet, and you're someone who is interested in true crime, go watch I'll Be Gone In The Dark...you will be obsessed."
Another added: "I read the book I'll Be Gone In The Dark by Michelle McNamara last year and thought it was so good, but the HBO doc by the same name is the best true crime doc I've ever watched. Highly recommend!"
A third said: "I'll Be Gone In The Dark is absolutely crushing. Watch it. Read it. Weep forever."
I'll Be Gone In The Dark was released today in Australia. I am only 12 mins into the first episode and I'm already hooked. Cannot wait for my copy of the book to arrive this week as it has been on backorder. @pattonoswalt thank you :blush:- Danielle Price (@DanielleLPrice) August 9, 2020
True crime author Michelle McNamara had been writing I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer since 2013, but tragically died before she could finish it.
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Her widowed husband Patton Oswalt, crime writer Paul Haynes, and investigative journalist Billy Jensen were able to piece together the book and publish it in 2018.
Incredibly, the book was released just two months before police arrested Joseph James DeAngelo, now 74, who they believe could be the Golden State Killer (GSK). In late June, DeAngelo pleaded guilty to the murders.
McNamara was praised for her dedication to trying to find out who the GSK is and was even credited with coming up with the moniker.
At the height of his crimes, police weren't aware that the offences being committed across California were connected. The GSK had been called the East Area Rapist, Original Night Stalker, Visalia Ransacker, East Bay Rapist and Diamond Knot Killer.
Michelle looked into all the available evidence around the cases and helped authorities connect the dots. Police have praised the true crime author for coining the term Golden State Killer as it helped raise awareness for the cases and created more leads for investigators.
In the trailer for the HBO series, a police officer says about McNamara: "Although she never had a badge and a gun, Michelle always was one of us."
The six episode series is directed by the Academy Award nominated and Emmy winning Liz Garbus.
It features original recordings and excerpts from McNamara's book, which will be read by actress Amy Ryan. The series also includes exclusive new interviews with detectives, survivors and family members of the killer.
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