Dance with the Devil has ratings and 76 reviews. Susan said: Being from Newfoundland,I was well aware of the happenings in this book as they were hap. . On November , the body of a young doctor named Andrew Bagby was discovered in Keystone State Park outside Latrobe, Pennsylvania, by a homeless . Dance with the Devil: A Memoir of Murder and Loss / David Bagby Bagby, David In November , the body of a young doctor named Andrew Bagby was.

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More appropriately, it is written assuming we know the story and want to find out details of the why and the how.

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Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Maybe they printed it again. This book give you a rollercoaster of emotions, you feel anger at Shirley for killing Andrew, you feel sadness and grief for Andrew and his family, you feel happiness when the baby Zachary is with the Bagbys and is happy as a little baby boy should be. It also tells of the iwth they went to in order to stay in contact with their only remaining link to Andrew, their grandson Zachary, although it involved continued contact with the murderer of their son, kept neutral by vagby efforts.

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I read on Netflix it’s best you know nothing about the story, and that is so true. I watched the documentary, Dear Zachary. Since this was written by the first victim’s father, little to no bagy was provided for the accused murderer. For parents Dave defil Kate, the pain was unbearable. Feb 23, Lesley rated it did not like it. I found this extremely bizarre and weird. I was truly shocked when I watched it.

Ships from and sold by Amazon. When I read true crime, I like to see more back story of the people involved. This is the most moving and incredibly outrageous true story I’ve ever heard.

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Accordingly, I skimmed the last 40 pages or so. A Memoir of Murder and Loss. The Bagbyshoping to gain custody of Zachary, frustrated beyond endurance as the legal process dragged on interminably, and unable to make any headway with Canadian social servicesmoved from their home in California and settled in Newfoundland.


Even though this book was sometimes painful to read, there’s a certain beauty in the great lengths that David and Kate went to in order to take care of their grandson, Zachary, before the horrible tragedy. I had a recollection that I had heard the story before. It focuses more on the aftermath of their son’s murder, especially the arduous task of getting Canada to davld an accused murderer back to the US, even when there was no death penalty on the table for her.

Start reading Dance With the Devil: Key Porter Books- True Crime – pages. If one thinks the American justice system is slow moving and against the victim most times, then one should encounter the Canadian justice system. This vance about parents hte their only son ths only grandson to murder by the same psycho woman.

Aug 01, Lauren Marie rated it really liked it.

I saw the documentary Tragic doesn’t even come close to describing this case. However, between the details of court cases and explanations of bail laws, there is a very raw, emotional story that Watch “Dear Zachary” first. The film really was heart-wrenching, but I wanted to support this family and let them know that people here in the US care about what they went through trying to get Shirley extradited back to Pennsylvania and follow the letter of the law in the US and Canada.

This story is about how the justice system in Canada failed the Bagby’s — not only when it comes to extraditing the murderer of their only son, but in aiding the murder of their only grandchild, Zachary — their last living link to their son.

So much pain and suffering for just one family to endure. But the story seemed familiar somehow. May 08, Stephanie rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have never met them but reading this story and watching the documentary has shown me two of the strongest, most loving people I would ever have the pleasure of meeting.

While battling the extremely long court system in Canada, they did all they co Having watched the documentary about this case, I really needed to read this book. Sep 06, Meltedbutter rated it it was amazing Shelves: Please try again later. This book, written by the father of the murdered son is not a story I would typically read but I feel compelled to know what happened not only because I was trying to figure out why the woman in the book did what she did, and that J had known these people.


I wanted to read this book because I saw a snippet on MSNBC or one of those late night shows, about the last minutes of the show that was actually the television version of what had taken place back in I knew what Zachary’s fate would be long before it was written about here but it was shattering to read of it from his grandfather’s perspective.

I’m rarely the kind of gal that cries during movies or books and I was sobbing. I hope you know what a huge impact you have, in many lives. Equally as powerful throughout this book are his genuine descriptions of his and his wife Kate’s feelings throughout this roller coaster of a nightmare that stretched out over years.

I highly recommend the book and the documentary. Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers. Sep 01, Linda rated it really liked it.

Dance with the Devil: A Memoir of Murder and Loss

His wife and himself also were quick to not harvest bitterness towards Turner’s children,relatives,etc. You can download it from itunes. While fending off extradition efforts by U. The movie had me in tears and in rage all at once. He offers suggestions, at the end, of how the law can be altered to protect the innocent citizens from being attacked before the accused have their day in court.

I was seeking a family- point- of- view type story