A dedicated policeman and a former assistant attorney general unveil a woman's murder-and the investigation that changed one Maine city forever.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||4.18(w) x 6.72(h) x 0.94(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Joseph K. Loughlin is a former assistant chief of police for the city of Portland, Maine. He served as the interim chief and retired from service in January 2010 after 30 years of police work. He has the historic distinction of achieving and serving in every single sworn rank within the Portland Police Department. Loughlin is a graduate of the FBI National Academy command training program in Quantico, Virginia. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Southern Maine and was acknowledged as a distinguished alumnus. Loughlin is the author of Finding Amy, a nonfiction account of the Amy St. Laurent homicide case in 2001. He has authored multiple editorials and magazine articles on the realities of police work.
Kate Clark Flora is the author of 14 mystery and true crime books. Death Dealer, her most recent true crime, was an Agatha and Anthony finalist. And Grant You Peace, a Joe Burgess police procedural, won the 2015 Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction. Her other titles include the Thea Kozak mysteries and the starred-review Joe Burgess police series. Flora is a founding member of the New England Crime Bake conference and a founder of Level Best Books, where she worked as an editor and publisher for seven years, and has served as the 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. Flora teaches writing at Grub Street in Boston.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgments
Prologue: Welcome to the Cop’s Life
Chapters 1 through 20
Epilogue: Amy’s Legacy
What People are Saying About This
“What distinguishes Finding Amy from other books of true-crime reporting are the two intertwined narratives. The captivating whodunit storyline of noted mystery author Kate Clark Flora is interspersed with the sobering and sometimes moving first-person behind-the-scenes log of Captain Joseph K. Loughlin who headed up the search for Amy and her killer. The result is a highly compelling read from the opening page to the bittersweet final lines. This is true-crime reporting at its best.”
"A remarkable chronicle of the search for a young woman that brought together multiple jurisdictions in an extraordinarily cooperative and focused effort. Loughlin and Flora give us a compelling and moving behind-the-scenes window on the investigation, trial, and--most of all--the impact of Amy's story on the lives and hearts of the investigators."
Margaret Press, author of A Scream on the Water