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True Crime Author Michelle McNamara Wrote Letter To The Golden State Killer In ‘I’ll Be Gone In The Dark’

At the end of her bestselling true crime book “I’ll Be Gone In The Dark: One Woman’s Search For The Golden State Killer,” author Michelle McNamara wrote an open letter to the California serial killer responsible for at least 12 homicides and almost 50 rapes.

McNamara envisioned the man’s arrest, writing, “One day soon, you’ll hear a car pull up to your curb, an engine cut out. You’ll hear footsteps coming up your front walk. Like they did for Edward Wayne Edwards, twenty-nine years after he killed Timothy Hack and Kelly Drew, in Sullivan, Wisconsin. Like they did for Kenneth Lee Hicks, thirty years after he killed Lori Billingsley, in Aloha, Oregon.”

She continued:

“The doorbell rings.

No side gates are left open. You’re long past leaping over a fence. Take one of your hyper, gulping breaths. Clench your teeth. Inch timidly toward the insistent bell.

This is how it ends for you.

‘You’ll

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/true-crime-michelle-mcnamara-letter-the-golden-state-killer

True Crime Author Michelle McNamara’s Legacy Sealed With Arrest In Golden State Killer Case

Author Michelle McNamara and her husband, actor Patton Oswalt, December 15, 2011 (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)

Published earlier this year, Michelle McNamara’s I’ll Be Gone in the Dark shined a glaring spotlight on the 10-year rape and murder spree of the perpetrator she dubbed “The Golden State Killer” (GSK). In the final line of the book, which Stephen King called “a brilliant genre-buster,” McNamara urged the depraved man, “Walk into the light.”

She believed apprehension of this monster was close, and she appears to have been spot on.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department has arrested Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, potentially writing the final chapter of the GSK, who was also called the East Area Rapist, East Bay Rapist, Original Night Stalker and Diamond Knot Killer.

DeAngelo was booked on two counts of murder and is being held without bail. A source in law enforcement confirmed to Sacramento’s Fox40 that DeAngelo is a suspect in the East

Read more at: https://www.forbes.com/sites/michellefabio/2018/04/25/true-crime-author-michelle-mcnamaras-legacy-sealed-with-arrest-in-golden-state-killer-case/

Author’s true-crime book aims to steer kids straight through faith

Forty-six years ago, author Chris Ahrens sold his first story. He’s been earning a living as a writer ever since.

But the 69-year-old Cardiff resident is pleased to say that he won’t make a penny off his latest book, “God Gangsters.” The self-published paperback features interviews with 21 hardcore and notorious criminals who turned their lives around by embracing Christianity and getting sober.

Last month, Ahrens printed the first 500 copies of his book with the mission of giving every copy away for free. The target audience for “God Gangsters” is juvenile offenders who Ahrens hopes may learn from the hard-earned wisdom of these reformed gang members, drug dealers, murderers and Mafioso.

“I see it as my mission,” said Ahrens, a grandfather of two and whose wife, Tracy, is a private school administrator. “I was looking for something meaningful to do and I thought that if I could get these stories

Read more at: http://www.delmartimes.net/encinitas-advocate/news/sd-cm-enc-0427-ut-chris-ahrens-20180419-story.html

Author of ‘Chasing Phil’ visits Anniston to tell the tale of the ‘world’s most charming con man’

When author David Howard pitched his idea for a true crime book about two undercover FBI agents on a hilarious road trip with an international con man, he had no idea that Robert Downey Jr. would snap up the movie rights before he’d even started writing.

“Chasing Phil: The Adventures of Two Undercover Agents with the World’s Most Charming Con Man” takes place in 1977. Two young FBI agents are targeting Phil Kitzer, a charming financial swindler who had stolen billions of dollars setting up fake banks and selling phony securities. Kitzer even conned Elvis Presley out of one of his private jets. (And Kitzer sounds like the perfect role for Robert Downey Jr.)

Howard will speak at the Public Library of Anniston Calhoun-County on Tuesday at 2 p.m. Admission is free.

“These guys were stealing more money than bank robbers with masks over their heads,” Howard told The

Read more at: http://www.bhpioneer.com/lifestyles/entertainment/author-of-chasing-phil-visits-anniston-to-tell-the-tale/article_43f5d74c-42d0-505a-8ae9-c2e98bb58485.html

Author’s true-crime book aims to steer kids straight through faith – The San Diego Union

Forty-six years ago, author Chris Ahrens sold his first story. He’s been earning a living as a writer ever since.

But the 69-year-old Cardiff resident is pleased to say that he won’t make a penny off his latest book, “God Gangsters.” The self-published paperback features interviews with 21 hardcore and notorious criminals who turned their lives around by embracing Christianity and getting sober.

Last month, Ahrens printed the first 500 copies of his book with the mission of giving every copy away for free. The target audience for “God Gangsters” is juvenile offenders who Ahrens hopes may learn from the hard-earned wisdom of these reformed gang members, drug dealers, murderers and Mafioso.

“I see it as my mission,” said Ahrens, a grandfather of two and whose wife, Tracy, is a private school administrator. “I was looking for something meaningful to do and I thought that if I could get

Read more at: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/north-county/sd-no-chris-ahrens-20180328-story.html

Author’s true-crime book aims to steer kids straight through faith … – The San Diego Union

Forty-six years ago, author Chris Ahrens sold his first story. He’s been earning a living as a writer ever since.

But the 69-year-old Cardiff resident is pleased to say that he won’t make a penny off his latest book, “God Gangsters.” The self-published paperback features interviews with 21 hardcore and notorious criminals who turned their lives around by embracing Christianity and getting sober.

Last month, Ahrens printed the first 500 copies of his book with the mission of giving every copy away for free. The target audience for “God Gangsters” is juvenile offenders who Ahrens hopes may learn from the hard-earned wisdom of these reformed gang members, drug dealers, murderers and Mafioso.

“I see it as my mission,” said Ahrens, a grandfather of two and whose wife, Tracy, is a private school administrator. “I was looking for something meaningful to do and I thought that if I could get

Read more at: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/north-county/sd-no-chris-ahrens-20180328-story.html

Author Of ‘Sistas’ And ‘This One’s For The Girls’ Kicks Off Book Tour Tonight At Barnes & Noble

Author Of 'Sistas' And 'This One's For The Girls' Kicks Off Book Tour Tonight At Barnes  Noble

Dorothy Marcic, author of the current Off-Broadway musical hits SISTAS, the longest African American musical in New York history, and THIS ONE’S FOR THE GIRLS, is set to kick off a nationwide book tour tonight (Thursday) to promote her true crime memoir WITH ONE SHOT: FAMILY MURDER AND A SEARCH FOR JUSTICE. Tonight’s 7 PM event at the Upper West Side Barnes Noble (82nd Broadway) will feature a short one-woman performance by Dorothy, adapted from her new book, and a special musical appearance by the cast of THIS ONE’S FOR THE GIRLS.

In WITH ONE SHOT, released this week by Citadel/Kensington Press, Dorothy Marcic writes about the crime that has haunted her since she was a teenager. WITH ONE SHOT resulted from the 1970 murder of

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/off-broadway/article/Author-Of-Sistas-And-This-Ones-For-The-Girls-Kicks-Off-Book-Tour-Tonight-At-Barnes-Noble-20180329

Author and Former SVU Detective to Speak at CrimeCon with Nancy Grace — Steven David Lampley

(MENAFN Editorial) He was friends with Jeffrey Dahmer and later, as a police officer, was the negotiator and arresting officer of The Clairemont Killer, a serial killer featured on the hit television show, America’s Most Wanted®.

Steven David Lampley, a true crime author and former undercover SVU detective, will be speaking at the 2018 CrimeCom in Nashville, Tennessee, with such notables as Nancy Grace, Ashleigh Banfield (HLN, CNN), Jim Clemente (Producer Criminal Minds and Quantico), Lisa Zambetti (Criminal Minds), Jim Fitzgerald (FBI profiler and special agent responsible for the apprehension of the Unibomber), John Kim (Creator of First 48), and others. Steven will be presenting How to Catch a Liar to the second annual CrimeCon in Nashville

CrimeCon is in it’s second year and is national true crime convention for those

Read more at: http://www.menafn.com/1096574057/Author-and-Former-SVU-Detective-to-Speak-at-CrimeCon-with-Nancy-Grace---Steven-David-Lampley

‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ author David Grann answers your questions

David Grann:

And when I was looking through this book, I pulled a box on the guardians. I found this old logbook. And I was looking through it. I would see the name of one guardian, and I would often see, for example, five Osage whose wealth they had managed.

If the Osage had died, somebody, some bureaucrat had just written the word dead next to their name. And I noticed, in one case, it was an Osage, and it had the word dead. The next Osage, dead. Dead, dead, dead, all five.

And then I looked at another guardian. And I saw they had about 12 Osage whose fortunes they had overseen; 50 percent of them were dead. This defied any national death rate. And it was documents like that, going back to your question about research, that gave you the sense of the breadth of this conspiracy.

Read more at: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/killers-of-the-flower-moon-author-david-grann-answers-your-questions

‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ author David Grann answers your … – PBS

David Grann:

And when I was looking through this book, I pulled a box on the guardians. I found this old logbook. And I was looking through it. I would see the name of one guardian, and I would often see, for example, five Osage whose wealth they had managed.

If the Osage had died, somebody, some bureaucrat had just written the word dead next to their name. And I noticed, in one case, it was an Osage, and it had the word dead. The next Osage, dead. Dead, dead, dead, all five.

And then I looked at another guardian. And I saw they had about 12 Osage whose fortunes they had overseen; 50 percent of them were dead. This defied any national death rate. And it was documents like that, going back to your question about research, that gave you the sense of the breadth of this conspiracy.

Read more at: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/killers-of-the-flower-moon-author-david-grann-answers-your-questions