Michelle McNamara's tantalizing roadmap for finding a long lost serial killer

Before she died, she was hunting for the Golden State Killer. Her posthumously published book asks readers to pick up where she left off.

The Golden State Killer.
(Image credit: Federal Bureau of Investigation)

The Golden State Killer could be the most horrifying of America's serial killers.

Not just because of his gruesome crimes, his disturbing chatter and hysterical weeping, or his penchant for collecting personal items from his victims while leaving behind valuables and cash. It is not even for the fact that he vanished without a trace after terrorizing California communities over the course of a decade between 1976 and 1986, raping more than 50 women in their own homes and murdering at least 10 people by bludgeoning them to death with items discovered nearby, like a log taken from a fireplace, or a pipe wrench.

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