Michelle McNamara (1970-2016) was the author of the website TrueCrimeDiary.com, a must-read in the crime world, followed by everyone from Conan O’Brien to Gillian Flynn. She had an MFA in fiction writing from the University of Minnesota, and she had sold television pilots to ABC and Fox and a screenplay to Paramount. She had also worked as a consultant for Dateline NBC. Until her death, she lived in Los Angeles. She is survived by her daughter, Alice, and her husband, Patton Oswalt.