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Death did not halt work on crime thriller

NEW YORK • Three days before before the wife of comedian Patton Oswalt died, she typed some notes on her laptop.

Among the looming tasks: “Find out from Debbi D about flashlight.” “Find out from Ken exactly what he meant about the husband or the guy in the clown suit walking down the street.”

The list catalogued potential clues she planned to chase down as she completed her book, I’ll Be Gone In The Dark, an investigation into the identity of the Golden State Killer, who committed more than 50 sexual assaults and at least 10 murders in California in the 1970s and 1980s.

She never finished it. On April 21, 2016, Oswalt, 49, found her dead in the bedroom of their Los Angeles home.

An autopsy showed that Michelle McNamara, 46, had an undiagnosed heart condition and had taken a dangerous mix of prescription drugs.

The story that she spent the last five years

Read more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/death-did-not-halt-work-on-crime-thriller

Comedian Patton Oswalt hires journalist and researcher to complete late wife’s investigative crime thriller

NEW YORK • Three days before before the wife of comedian Patton Oswalt died, she typed some notes on her laptop.

Among the looming tasks: “Find out from Debbi D about flashlight.” “Find out from Ken exactly what he meant about the husband or the guy in the clown suit walking down the street.”

The list catalogued potential clues she planned to chase down as she completed her book, I’ll Be Gone In The Dark, an investigation into the identity of the Golden State Killer, who committed more than 50 sexual assaults and at least 10 murders in California in the 1970s and 1980s.

She never finished it. On April 21, 2016, Oswalt, 49, found her dead in the bedroom of their Los Angeles home.

An autopsy showed that Michelle McNamara, 46, had an undiagnosed heart condition and had taken a dangerous mix of prescription drugs.

The story that she spent the last five years

Read more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/death-did-not-halt-work-on-crime-thriller

Hunting — and Haunted by — a Serial Killer

“This book had to be finished,” he said in a telephone interview. “Knowing how horrible this guy was, there was this feeling of, you’re not going to silence another victim. Michelle died, but her testimony is going to get out there.”

Shortly after her death, Mr. Oswalt recruited Billy Jensen, an investigative journalist, and Paul Haynes, who worked closely with Ms. McNamara on the book as a researcher, to comb through her handwritten notes and the roughly 3,500 files on her computer and piece together the story she set out to tell.

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Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/15/books/michelle-mcnamara-patton-oswalt-book-serial-killer.html

Riverdale’s Sabrina spinoff series casts Jaz Sinclair

Netflix has just locked in Sabrina’s right-hand gal. 

Per The Hollywood Reporter, Easy actress Jaz Sinclair has been cast in the streaming site’s Sabrina the Teenage Witch-centered Riverdale spinoff series. 

Sinclair will play Rosalind Walker, the best friend of Sabrina, played by Mad Men alum Kiernan Shipka. Rosalind has been described as “brash, empowered, and outspoken,” and is the daughter of Greendale’s minister. 

A reimagining of the comic book character Sabrina the Teenage Witch, the project is said to be a blend of Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist, and takes a dark approach to the typical coming-of-age story as it focuses on “horror, the occult, and witchcraft.” Viewers will follow Shipka’s Sabrina as she struggles to make sense of her half-witch, half-mortal identity, all while combating deadly evils and unknown spirits that threaten to seep out of the shadow of the night and destroy her, her family, and the rest of the human world.

Read more at: http://www.looper.com/108402/riverdales-sabrina-spinoff-series-casts-jaz-sinclair/

Bible John murders: Serial killers Angus Sinclair and Peter Tobin linked to killings

Glaswegian Tobin was then aged 22 and living in Brighton, where he had married his first wife Margaret on August 6, and Nate believes the couple had travelled “up the road” to visit his family.

The Scot is also named as the killer of Ms Puttock, whose body was found behind 95 Earl Street in Scotstoun, three blocks from her mother’s home at 129 Earl Street, where she was living with her husband George and their two children.

No blood was found at the scene and Nate’s dossier states: “Did Bible John fetch a mop and a pail after the deed? Of course he didn’t. It must have been clear to everyone then, as it is now, that the locus of the crime was a private dwelling. She was murdered in a nearby house and her body dumped in the back courts of Earl Street. That’s why there’s no blood-strewn public

Read more at: https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/914134/Bible-John-murders-Angus-Sinclair-Peter-Tobin-serial-killers

Sundance Film Review: ‘Summer of ’84’

The 1980s VHS nostalgia bandwagon trundles on with “Summer of ’84,” a retro thriller in which four suburban teens snoop around a neighbor they think might be a serial killer — amateur detective work that seems “fun” until, of course, it becomes downright dangerous.

Introduced biking around his innocuous cul-de-sac on a paper route, Davey (Graham Verchere) sees his bland personal universe as potentially fraught with hidden intrigue. His best buds — plus-sized softie Woody (Caleb Emery), bespectacled brainiac Farraday (Cory Gruter-Andrew) and quasi-punk psuedo-delinquent Eats (Judah Lewis) — are willing to indulge his lurid imagination to an extent. But they, like his parents, are also inclined to dismiss Davey’s more paranoid fixations as the spawn of too much “Hardy Boys” and “National Enquirer” reading.

Andy Cohen to appear as himself on Riverdale

Apparently, Andy Cohen is a good friend of the Lodge family. According to Entertainment Weekly, the Watch What Happens Live! host has booked a guest appearance as himself on The CW’s Riverdale, stopping by the titular town to help out his old friend Hermione (Marisol Nichols).

Cohen’s appearance is described as a cameo. The host will begin shooting next week, with the network teasing that he “will be playing himself and he’s an old friend of the Lodges who has come to Riverdale to offer Hermione a helping hand.” In real life, Cohen is good friends with Mark Conseulos, who joined the show in season two as Hiram, Hermione’s recently released from prison husband.

It’s unclear how exactly Cohen’s character will play into the series, although his arrival is sure to excite the local teens. Other new cast members for Riverdale‘s second season included Consuelos; Charles Melton as Archie’s nemesis Reggie

Read more at: http://www.looper.com/105351/andy-cohen-riverdale/

15 Things You Never Knew About David Fincher’s ‘Zodiac’

Underappreciated when it came out a decade ago, “Zodiac” is now widely considered David Fincher‘s best film.

The 2007 drama, which chronicles the notorious San Francisco slayings of the late 1960s, is more than just another serial killer thriller from the director of “Seven” — it’s a meditation on the pursuit of truth, a quest that sometimes goes frustratingly unfulfilled. “Zodiac” also marked a career highlight for its trio of sleuths, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., and Mark Ruffalo, a cast that would be difficult to assemble today without a truckload of cash and some superhero costumes.

Even for longtime Fincher fans who’ve seen “Zodiac” multiple times, the film itself offers some still-ambiguous mysteries. Perhaps we can put some of them to rest in the items below.
1. Screenwriter James Vanderbilt had been fascinated with the Zodiac case

Read more at: https://www.moviefone.com/2018/01/17/zodiac-david-fincher-movie-trivia/

Investigation Discovery To Feature Kentucky ‘Tent Girl’ Case

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WBIR) — Visitors staying Saturday at a cabin in Gatlinburg got a close encounter with a baby black bear. WBIR reports here that Tanya Young said she and her group had just arrived at their cabin, went inside but didn’t lock their vehicle. Apparently lured by the smell of dog treats inside the car, a baby bear opened the vehicle’s door and climbed inside. The door closed behind it. Young said they heard the car’s horn honking, and discovered the furr…

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Investigation Discovery To Feature Kentucky "Tent Girl" Case

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – A doctor at Baptist Health Lexington has been taken into custody after allegedly showing up intoxicated to do a surgery. A spokesperson with Baptist Health Lexington confirms that Dr. Theodore Gerstle, a plastic surgeon, was arrested after leaving the hospital. He had just had a confrontation with hospital administration. Dr. Gestle’s privileges have been revoked pending an investigation. He has been charged with a public intoxication charge.

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