Patton Oswalt - Michelle McNamara's I'LL BE GONE IN THE DARK

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 7:30pm
6221 Main St
Houston, TX 77030
United States

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Tickets are no longer available for purchase. 

Brazos Bookstore presents Patton Oswalt, reading from and discussing his late wife Michelle McNamara's true crime thriller, I'll Be Gone in the Dark. He will be in conversation with Michael Hagerty.

For more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated ten sadistic murders. Then he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of the best detectives in the area.

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. Utterly original and compelling, it has been hailed as a modern true crime classic—one which fulfilled Michelle's dream: helping unmask the Golden State Killer.

Michelle McNamara (1970-2016) was the author of the website True Crime Diary. She earned an MFA in fiction writing from the University of Minnesota, and had sold television pilots to ABC and Fox and a screenplay to Paramount. She also worked as a consultant for Dateline NBC. She lived in Los Angeles and is survived by her husband, Patton Oswalt, and their daughter, Alice.

Patton Oswalt is a comedian, actor, and writer. From his award-winning comedy specials to his many memorable film roles and guest appearances on his favorite TV shows (including “Parks and Recreation,” for which he received a TV Critics Choice Award), Oswalt continues to choose work that inspires him and entertains audiences. He tours regularly and extensively, headlining both in the United States, Canada, and the UK.

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters, the daily talk show on Houston Public Media (NPR). He's spent two decades in public television and radio around Texas and The West.

Important Event Information:

This event will take place on Tuesday, March 26 at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church. This is a ticketed event. Doors open at 7pm. the event starts at 7:30pm.

ADMIT ONE tickets are $17.99 plus tax and include a single seat, as well as a pre-signed paperback copy of I'll Be Gone in the Dark.

Once you purchase online, you will receive a confirmation email within 24-48 hours. Physical tickets (and copies of the book) are available for pickup at the store after you receive a confirmation email, or at the venue the night of. If you have purchased a ticket and are unable to attend but would like to pick up your signed copy of I'll Be Gone in the Dark, you must pick up your unclaimed book within two weeks of the event (by April 10). We are unable to hold books or proof of purchase past that date.

Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church is located at 6221 Main St, Houston, TX 77030, near Rice University and Hermann Park. Parking will be available, and MetroRail stops are walking distance from Palmer. If you would like to know more about parking and the venue in general, please visit the welcome page on their website.

Tickets are nonrefundable.

For more information, please contact the store at 713-523-0701.