Death Dealer: How Cops and Cadaver Dogs Brought a Killer to Justice

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

  • Title: Death Dealer: How Cops and Cadaver Dogs Brought a Killer to Justice
  • Author: Kate Flora
  • ISBN: 9780882824765
  • Page: 217
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 coopWhen 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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    1. I'm not a fan of true crime that emphasizes the crime and the brutality of it. However, the subtitle of Kate Clark Flora's book, Death Dealer, indicates she takes a different tack. Subtitled "How Cops and Cadaver Dogs Brought a Killer to Justice", it follows the police who investigated the disappearance of Maria Tanasichuk. Flora takes readers step-by-step through the investigation, arrest, and trial, with emphasis on the investigation. As a fan of police procedurals, I found this account riveti [...]

    2. Maria Tanasichuk vanishes without a trace from her home in Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada. It was a cold January in 2003 - the ground was frozen and covered in snow - but it wasn't until a heavy winter storm in late January that David Tanasichuk reported his wife had been missing for a couple of weeks.What prompted him to report her missing after such a long period? Where was Maria? Why hadn't anyone heard from her? These questions are only the tip of the (forgive the pun) iceberg.Author Kate [...]

    3. Kate Flora had her true crime baptism of fire when she co-wrote Finding Amy. Her ability to build a trust relationship with state and local cops as well as with the Maine warden service, allowed her to 'live' many parts of that investigation to a level where members of those three law enforcement agencies often forgot she wasn't one of them. In Death Dealer, she has taken those connections and insights gained while writing Finding Amy to a new level. I dare you to read this book and not catch yo [...]

    4. “You killed the only person who ever loved you!” This is the chilling accusation hurled at David Tanasichuk as friends and family of his wife Maria grow increasingly frustrated with her disappearance. The longer Maria is missing the more suspicions brew against David, but without a body, it is hard to prove that Maria didn’t just leave town as he insists.Death Dealer: How Cops and Cadaver Dogs Brought a Killer to Justice by Kate Clark Flora is a haunting true crime story that focuses on in [...]

    5. In life you will meet at least one person who you know is just a horrible example of a human being and it often seems like there is no repercussion for that person. Death Dealer is not one of those stories. Set in rural Miramichi, a sleepy fishing village in New Brunswick, Death Dealer tells the story of a long quest for justice. In January 2003, David Tanischuk reported his wife Maria missing. At first police felt for what they believed to be a grieving husband but soon they realized that somet [...]

    6. Kate Flora's Death Dealer: How Cops and Cadaver Dogs Brought a Killer to Justice is a frustrating true crime. As in many real-life crimes, law enforcement officials are pretty sure who did it, but can't prove it. In the case of Death Dealer, they can't even find the body. Through painstaking research, Flora follows the LEOs as they use all the tools and techniques at their disposal to find the victim. The result is a neat collaboration by LEOs across country lines and across species. The crime w [...]

    7. Kate Clark Flora, a former assistant attorney general for the State of Maine and crime writer has produced an excellent moment-by-moment account of how members of the small but very capable police force of Miramichi with the assistance of the Maine warden service and Maine Search and Rescue Dogs were able to find Maria Tanasichuk's body once the snow melted enough for the cadaver dogs to get a scent of the decomposing body. It is highly readable, suspenseful and educational (primarily for police [...]

    8. This book was a great read. I especially loved the part about how one of the fathers of one of the cops was out to help look for the body of the victim. He heard a voice telling him to go back where he had just passed and look for the gunhe obeyed the voice and found the murder weapon and he was all alone out in the woods when he heard the voice.

    9. This was a really fast read! I really enjoyed it. It's a true story about how cadaver dogs were used to find a murder victim. It really makes me again value what police officers and detectives lay on the line every day.

    10. I thought about downgrading my rating because of the repetition and the lengthy discussion of the appeal process (again very repetitious). However, the author is a very skilled writer so it should be rated higher than other true crime books I have read.

    11. I loved reading about the whole process of finding the body and bringing the perpetrator to justice. Fascinating!

    12. Great true story of efforts of small town police efforts to catch killer. Also story of international cooperation of Maine game wardens and their cadaver dogs.

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