Lieutenant Ed Slate Takes on Serial Killer in Dale F. Shaffer’s New Book

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A Chicago detective lieutenant and his partner discover links between a new case and a string of unsolved homicides in the Windy City in this new novel released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Dog Ear Publishing releases “Souvenirs: A Detective Ed Slate Novel” by Dale F. Shaffer.

Lt. Ed Slate and Sgt. Joe Barona, from the newly formed Major Crimes Section, investigate the murder and mayhem described in this new thriller.

Twenty-eight-year-old Kristine DeLong, recently settled into residence at a Gold Coast address, is the latest victim of Chicago’s 600 annual homicide cases. Lt. Ed Slate and Sgt. Joe Barona, from the newly formed Major Crimes Section, investigate the murder and mayhem described in this new thriller. Noting that Ms. DeLong is not the only beautiful young woman from the city's North Side to be found raped and murdered in her bed, Slate and Barona begin to suspect they should be looking for a serial killer.

In “Souvenirs,” the third Detective Ed Slate novel starring the brash police lieutenant, Slate and Barona identify similarities in a series of 12 unsolved homicides that span a five-year period. The victims are all professional young women who lived on or near the Gold Coast along Lake Michigan. And all were found strangled, and wearing a high-fashion shoe on their right foot with no matching left shoe to be found. A former Marine who served in the jungles of Vietnam, Slate knows how to pursue the enemy in search of justice and he sets a trap. Will he succeed or will the killer continue to claim victims?

Kirkus Reviews has glowing praise for the author: “Shaffer once again gets all the details right with razor-sharp precision in this third police procedural. . . . Another thoughtfully crafted installment in the durable Ed Slate mystery series.”

Dale F. Shaffer brings a wealth of police experience to his writing. He served as an Ohio state trooper and chief of police in Ohio and Illinois. Shaffer earned a degree in police administration, graduated from the FBI National Academy and has served as an expert witness. “Souvenirs” follows “His Honor and Spot of Blood” in the Detective Ed Slate series, soon to be followed by “Street Justice.”
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Souvenirs: A Detective Ed Slate Novel
Dale F. Shaffer
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-4575-3067-8        288 pages        $16.95 US paperback

ISBN: 978-1-4575-3260-3        288 pages        $32.00 US hardcover

ISBN: 978-1-4575-3291-7        288 pages        $ 5.99 US ebook

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