True Crime Diary began when Michelle McNamara, a writer, decided the investigating she was doing on unsolved crimes to satisfy her own curiosity might be better shared.

Covering both breaking stories and cold cases, True Crime Diary seeks to find the angle others have overlooked - a suspect's revealing online activities, for instance, or a similarity between cases that hasn't been made public yet. Additional information now comes from interviews with law enforcement, and victims' family members, friends and associates.

True Crime Diary is not interested in looking back at notorious criminals and saying, wow. We're interested in looking at unfolding cases and asking, who?

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RT @monalgable: Grateful to my editors at @LA_mag for being tough and thorough when I reported on sexual assault http://t.co/v1kVNsKSGn
@emilynussbaum Great points. For record zaftig & hated "fat chicks" jokes. But hate my fave comedians' jokes sometimes, even husband's.
@emilynussbaum This is most I've ever tweeted. Can't say enough about how much I love your writing. Look forward to my NY'er every week.
@emilynussbaum Agree comedy taken seriously good. Spraying Luminol on it isn't. Feels like people forensically testing for old crimes here.
@emilynussbaum But Comedy Central has terrific slate of shows. Can't we assume they know what they're doing? Maybe he'll fail. Maybe not.