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Death Dealer : How Cops and Cadaver Dogs Brought a Killer to Justice
by Kate Clark Flora


Overview - When the hunters become the hunted, life for law enforcement officials and their families in Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada, turns upside-down. It takes a months-long investigation by police, search and rescue dogs and their handlers to catch a suspected serial killer.  Read more...

 
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Overview
When the hunters become the hunted, life for law enforcement officials and their families in Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada, turns upside-down. It takes a months-long investigation by police, search and rescue dogs and their handlers to catch a suspected serial killer.

Death Dealer is a gripping true crime story of committed investigators from two countries and their cooperation in the relentless pursuit of a brutal murderer. It's intriguing from the moment David Tanasichuk reports his wife, Maria, missing. Explaining the ten-day delay in notifying authorities, David claims that he and Maria were having marital troubles and she had decided to take a break by leaving town. Suspense builds as lie after lie unravels. David's reputation for violence and drug abuse makes investigators take his veiled threats against them seriously.

Local police, frustrated by a fruitless wintertime search through miles of frozen wilderness, finally enlist the aid of Maine game wardens along with cadaver dogs and their dedicated volunteer handlers. This Law and Order meets CSI drama culminates in a riveting courtroom drama.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780882824765
  • ISBN-10: 0882824767
  • Publisher: New Horizon Press
  • Publish Date: September 2014
  • Page Count: 320
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds


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Books > True Crime > Murder - Serial Killers

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-07-28
  • Reviewer: Staff

The title of this middling true-crime narrative, the latest from former prosecutor Flora (Finding Amy), pretty much removes any suspense. Early in the book, when David Tanasichuk calls the police in Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada in 2003, to report his wife Maria missing, readers already know that she will not be found alive—and that her murderer will not get away with the crime. With some dramatized passages that show traces of Flora’s flare for mystery fiction, Flora works through the story from David’s call, to his transformation from spouse of a victim to suspect. The writing sometimes lapses into the banal—“Sometimes, in police work, an officer will learn something that suddenly places a past experience in a startling new light”—and suffers from too many observations that real life not the same as TV. Furthermore, when it comes to the court proceedings, Flora relays far too heavily on legal documents, filling 15-plus pages almost entirely with quotes and breaking the flow of the narrative. (Sept.)

 
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