Chase Darkness with Me: How One True-Crime Writer Started Solving Murders

Chase Darkness with Me: How One True-Crime Writer Started Solving Murders


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***With an exclusive behind-the-scenes conversation between Billy Jensen and retired detective Paul Holes on the Golden State Killer, their favorite cold cases, and more***

Have you ever wanted to solve a murder? Gather the clues the police overlooked? Put together the pieces? Identify the suspect?

Journalist Billy Jensen spent fifteen years investigating unsolved murders, fighting for the families of victims. Every story he wrote had one thing in common—they didn't have an ending. The killer was still out there.

But after the sudden death of a friend, crime writer and author of I'll Be Gone in the Dark, Michelle McNamara, Billy became fed up. Following a dark night, he came up with a plan. A plan to investigate past the point when the cops had given up. A plan to solve the murders himself.

You'll ride shotgun as Billy identifies the Halloween Mask Murderer, finds a missing girl in the California Redwoods, and investigates the only other murder in New York City on 9/11. You'll hear intimate details of the hunts for two of the most terrifying serial killers in history: his friend Michelle McNamara's pursuit of the Golden State Killer and his own quest to find the murderer of the Allenstown Four. And Billy gives you the tools—and the rules—to help solve murders yourself.

Gripping, complex, unforgettable, Chase Darkness with Me is an examination of the evil forces that walk among us, illustrating a novel way to catch those killers, and a true-crime narrative unlike any you've read before.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492685852
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 08/13/2019
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 575,622
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Karen Kilgariff ix

Prologue 3

1 Bam! Fowl Screech! Zap! 9

2 The Body in the Barrel 15

3 The Murder in the Shadows 25

4 Have You Seen This Man? 41

5 A Partner in Crimesolving 55

6 The Absolute Worst Humanity Has to Offer 71

7 The Wrong Side of Broken 79

8 The Man in the Green Hoodie 85

9 The Villain with a Thousand Faces 113

10 Losing Jade and Finding Mariah 143

11 The Halloween Mask Murder 165

12 The Devil in Plain Darkness 187

13 The Girl with the Serpent Tattoo 205

14 The Cantina Scene 223

15 The Monster at the End of This Book 241

Epilogue 265

Addendum So You Want to Help Solve a Murder? 269

In Conversation with Billy Jensen and Paul Holes 301

Reading Group Guide 311

Acknowledgments 315

About the Author 319

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