Patton Oswalt presents I'll Be Gone in the Dark - SOLD OUT

Event has passed (Thu Mar 8, 2018 - Thu Mar 8, 2018)
Public Works
$15 - $30
Literary, Film / Television


Booksmith is thrilled to welcome Patton Oswalt to Public Works SF (21+) to discuss his late wife Michelle McNamara's book I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer.

Tickets start at $15. Signing information and other details coming soon! Stay tuned.


A masterful true-crime account of the Golden State Killer--the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade--from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case.

"You'll be silent forever, and I'll be gone in the dark."

I'll Be Gone in the Dark--the masterpiece McNamara was writing at the time of her sudden death--offers an atmospheric snapshot of a moment in American history and a chilling account of a criminal mastermind and the wreckage he left behind. It is also a portrait of a woman's obsession and her unflagging pursuit of the truth. Framed by an introduction from Gillian Flynn and an afterword by McNamara's husband, Patton Oswalt, the book was completed by Michelle's lead researcher and a close colleague. Utterly original and compelling, it is destined to become a true-crime classic--and may at last unmask the Golden State Killer.


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