About Death Dealer: How Cops and Cadaver Dogs Brought a Killer to Justice:
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.
About And Grant You Peace (A Joe Burgess Mystery, #4):
Most people run from fires; firemen and cops run toward them‚ especially when someone inside is screaming. It began when a boy banged on Burgess's car window. He got a gasped‚ "Fire at the mosque and someone's in there‚" and a frantic gesture toward the old commercial building that served as a mosque for Portland's Somali community.
His dash into the building leads to a very young mother and tiny baby in a locked closet‚ and to his worst nightmare -- investigating the death of another child. He must deal with suspicious‚ uncooperative refugees‚ members of a motorcycle gang‚ businessmen engaged in illegal activity‚ and threats to his family before identifying the mute and terrified young mother and getting justice for a helpless child who never had a chance.
In the third book in this star-reviewed Portland, Maine-based police procedural series, Detective Joe Burgess's hopes for a more normal life slam up against the ugly reality of his job. On his way to a Columbus Day picnic with the foster children his girlfriend, Chris, hopes to adopt, Burgess is flagged down by two boys fishing off a pier who think they've spotted a body in the water. Picnic canceled, Burgess spends a gorgeous fall day supervising the retrieval of the body, only to find, during the ME's preliminary exam, that he is looking at someone he knows--Burgess must find out the who, and why, of his lost friend's death, an investigation that will undoubtedly keep readers hooked until the very end.
About the Author: Award-winning mystery and true crime writer Kate Flora is the author of 14 books, including the true crime story Death Dealer and the novel And Grant You Peace, both forthcoming in the fall of 2014. Her book Finding Amy (true crime), co-written with a Portland, Maine deputy police chief, was a 2007 Edgar Award nominee. Kate's other titles include the Thea Kozak mysteries and the starred-review Joe Burgess police series, the third of which, Redemption, won the 2013 Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction.
Kate is a founding member the New England Crime Bake conference, a founder of Level Best Books where she worked as an editor and publisher for seven years and has served as international president of Sisters in Crime. In an earlier life she was an attorney, protecting battered kids and chasing deadbeat dads for the Maine attorney general's office, and representing the Maine Human Rights Commission. There she learned all a crime writer needs to know about the human propensity to commit horrible acts.
When she's not riding an ATV through the Canadian woods or hiding in a tick-infested field waiting to be found by search and rescue dogs as research for her books, Kate can be found teaching writing at Grub Street in Boston.
Author Kate Flora will be book signing at the 2015 Beyond the Sea Book Festival at Lincolnville Beach, on Saturday, July 25th, at 11:00 – 12:30.
Kate will be signing Death Dealer: How Cops and Cadaver Dogs Brought a Killer to Justice, and,
And Grant You Peace (A Joe Burgess Mystery, #4), plus more.