BLOTTER | April 25

Hi again.

A few weeks back, I shared a link to an older story about the search for the Golden State Killer, written by the late Michelle McNamara. This week’s 48 Hours interviewed comedian Patton Oswalt, McNamara’s husband, about her personal search for the rapist and murderer who stalked Californians at both ends of the state for more than a decade. At the time of her death, McNamara was working on a book about the still-unsolved crime and drawing closer to a suspect.  If you missed the episode, you can watch it online. It’s worth it.

In New York, the Tribeca Film Festival is underway and one of this year’s most talked-about documentaries has been True Conviction. Its story would read like a mass-market mystery if weren’t true; Three exonerated men, form a detective agency to free others who have been wrongly imprisoned. You can read an early review or, if you’re in the city, you still have a few chances to catch a showing.

Have you heard about the book, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI yet? If not, you will. The book, by Lost City of Z author, David Grann, has been garnering accolades all over the place. Even Scorcese has his sights set on it.

Longform talked with Grann for last week’s podcast, and Elon Green caught him in MEL Magazine.

Finally, check out the trailer for Netflix’s newest multi-part true crime doc, The Keepers, about the 1969 murder of a Catholic nun and high school teacher in Baltimore. The series premieres May 19.

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