Michelle McNamara's book is a portrait of a particular criminal and a particular time, before the internet, before sophisticated forensics.
It's been nearly two years since the sudden death of Michelle McNamara, a true crime writer and the wife of comedian Patton Oswalt. Oswalt has kept his late spouse's memory alive since her passing, and with the assistance of her close collaborators, has helped oversee the completion of the book she was working on when she died. Show More Summary
Michelle McNamara died before finishing 'I'll Be Gone in the Dark.' Now her former husband Patton Oswalt has seen it published. A 3-star book review.
The case of the Golden State Killer seemed solvable to Michelle McNamara. That’s what pulled her into it in 2010, when she started reading the message boards by fellow armchair detectives about the serial rapist and murderer, who’d claimed 60 victims throughout the state of California from 1976 to 1986. ... More »
Look for new books by Maria Shriver and David Mamet, plus a true-crime story by Patton Oswalt's late wife, Michelle McNamara.
Gregg DeGuire/Getty Michelle McNamara had been obsessed with cold cases since the age of 14, when the murder of a neighbor went unsolved. She eventually became a journalist and blogger, whose True Crime Diary website became sort of a clearinghouse for information about unresolved cases. Show More Summary
At the time of her death, Michelle McNamara was in the middle of several years of research for a book on the Golden State Killer. 1 After she died, her widower Patton Oswalt enlisted an investigative journalist and a researcher to comb through her notes and finish the book. Show More Summary
Michelle McNamara died before she completed her book about the Golden State Killer; her husband, Patton Oswalt didn’t want her work to be in vain.
"I can't help feeling that somewhere, in her final pages, she left enough clues... to put California's worst serial killer behind bars," widower Patton Oswalt said.
Michelle McNamara writes about the serial killer and rapist known as the Golden State Killer.
Patton Oswalt and Meredith Salenger have made it official. A year and a half after his first wife, Michelle McNamara, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 46, Oswalt has said "I do" to his new bride, with daughter Alice serving as the couple's flower girl for the ceremony on Saturday. The pair got... Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Patton Oswalt
Some of the comedian's Twitter followers are calling Michelle McNamara a "prophetess."
The comedian's new Netflix special grapples with the aftermath of the death of his wife Michelle McNamara.
It’s been a rough 18 months for comedian Patton Oswalt. His wife, crime writer Michelle McNamara, died unexpectedly last April, leaving him as a single father to their 7-year-old daughter, Alice. Oswalt talks at length about the experience in his first stand-up special following the loss, Annihilation, which debuts on ... More »
Her husband, comedian Patton Oswalt, had vowed to get the then-unfinished book published. [ more › ]
The book Michelle McNamara, comedian Patton Oswalt’s wife who died unexpectedly in 2016, had been working on will be published next year. McNamara, a true crime aficionado, had helped pursue the cold case of an assailant she dubbed the Golden State Killer. McNamara’s book, “I'll Be Gone in the...
Michelle McNamara, the celebrated true crime writer and wife of comedian Patton Oswalt, died while in the midst of working on a book about an infamous Californian serial killer. Now, Oswalt has revealed that that tome has been finished...Show More Summary
Comedian Patton Oswalt was dealt quite the personal blow in the spring of 2016 when his wife of 11 years, writer Michelle McNamara, died suddenly at 46 years old. Not only was this a tragedy for Oswalt, but also for their 7-year old daughter, Alice. Show More Summary
Patton Oswalt has gone through a lot since he recorded his last Netflix special in 2016, including winning an Emmy for the special and a Grammy for the album version of it. More importantly, his wife, Michelle McNamara, died on the day before it was set to be released, and Oswalt has been fairly open about how… Read more...
Patton Oswalt has truly found love again. We weren't sure the comedian would bounce back following the devastating death of his wife Michelle McNamara in April 2016. Nonetheless, Cupid's arrow has struck the Ratatouille star in the heart and he's more than willing to open up about his love story with fiancée Meredith Salenger. Related: Kylie FINALLY Explains [...]