Kate Flora, Death Dealer, and Hank Phillippi Ryan, Truth Be Told

Death Dealer is a gripping and heroic true crime story of committed investigators from two countries and their tireless pursuit of a brutal serial killer. The book is intriguing from the moment of David Tanasichuk’s first phone call reporting his wife, Maria, missing on January 26, 2003. He and Maria were having marital troubles, he claimed, and she decided to take a break, explaining the ten-day delay in reporting her missing. The story builds as lie after lie unravels, as trained cadaver dogs, their dedicated handlers, game wardens, and search and rescue teams tirelessly comb hundreds of miles of woods along the border of Canada and Maine to bring a vicious killer to justice. This Law and Order meets CSI drama culminates in a conviction in 2012.

Kate Clark Flora is a former assistant attorney general for the State of Maine and the author of 12 books. An Edgar Award nominee for her true crime work, she has also been short-listed for the Derringer Award and a finalist for the Maine Literary Awards. She is the past president of Sisters in Crime, an international organization for mystery writers, the cofounder and former editor of Level Best Books, a cooperative dedicated to publishing anthologies of the best crime stories by New England writers, and the organizer of the popular blog, MaineCrimeWriters.com. Kate divides her time between her homes in Maine and Boston, where she teaches writing at Grub Street, an independent center for creative writing.


Truth Be Told, part of the bestselling Jane Ryland and Jake Brogan series by Agatha, Anthony, Mary Higgins Clark, and Macavity Award–winning author Hank Phillippi Ryan, begins with tragedy: a middle-class family evicted from their suburban home. In digging up the facts on this heartbreaking story—and on other foreclosures—reporter Ryland soon learns the truth behind a big-bucks scheme and the surprising players who will stop at nothing, including murder, to keep their goal a secret. Turns out, there’s more than one way to rob a bank. 

Boston police detective Jake Brogan has a liar on his hands. A man has just confessed to the famous twenty-year-old Lilac Sunday killing, and while Jake’s colleagues take him at his word, Jake is not so sure. But he has personal reasons for hoping they’ve finally solved the cold case. Financial manipulation, the terror of foreclosures, the power of numbers, the primal need for home and family and love. What happens when what you believe is true turns out to be a lie?

Hank Phillippi Ryan is the investigative reporter for Boston’s NBC affiliate. She has won over thirty Emmys and ten Edward R. Murrow awards for her groundbreaking journalism. The bestselling author of four mystery novels as well as The Other Woman, the first book to feature reporter Jane Ryland and Detective Jake Brogan, Ryan has won two Agatha Awards, as well as the Anthony, Macavity, and Mary Higgins Clark Award.
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