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April 26th, 2018

Truth is Stranger Than Fiction

Comes news today that the Golden State Killer has been captured. The suspect, a 73-year-old former police officer, was a genuine piece of work, as you can read at the link.

What's fascinating about this story is the rest of the story. The killer was the subject of the book I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer. The book was a significant help in finding the killer, and it's from that book we get the killer's nom-de-murder.

What's more interesting is that the author, Michelle McNamara, was born and raised in Illinois and married a famous actor, Patton Oswalt, then died suddenly at the age of 46. The book was released posthumously and very recently. If you put all of that in a novel, it would be rejected.

Truth is stranger than fiction.

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