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- University of California Press 2004; US$ 29.95
Chronicling the rise of Los Angeles through shifting ideas of race and ethnicity, William Deverell offers a unique perspective on how the city grew and changed. Whitewashed Adobe considers six different developments in the history of the city?including the cementing of the Los Angeles River, the outbreak of bubonic plague in 1924, and the evolution... more...
- McClelland & Stewart 2009; US$ 7.95
"Smart, beautifully written, and really, really funny satire featuring Arthur Beauchamp, one of Canadian crime fiction's truly original characters. The best novel by Deverell ever." ? Margaret Cannon, Globe and Mail "Though the story is dead serious at its heart, Deverell has much material that is as funny as anything he's written." ? Toronto... more...
- McClelland & Stewart 2009; US$ 7.95
An irresistible story of justice heading off the rails. Arthur Beauchamp, the scholarly, self-doubting legend of the B.C. criminal bar (and one of Deverell?s most amiable ? and crafty ? protagonists), is enjoying his retirement as a hobbyist farmer on B.C.?s Garibaldi Island when he is dragged back to court to defend an old client. Nick ?the Owl?... more...
- McClelland & Stewart 2008; US$ 9.99
This bestselling sequel to the award-winning April Fool is a fastpaced, laugh-out-loud story of madness, murder, and mayhem. Is someone systematically killing the judges of the B.C. bar? At least one has been murdered and several have disappeared. Arthur Beauchamp returns from retirement once again to take on the case, this time defending his former... more...
- McClelland & Stewart 2011; US$ 17.99
This fifth in the bestselling, award-winning Arthur Beauchamp series finds the outwardly crusty, poetry-loving, wily old lawyer compelled, by new developments, to look back at his first -- and most disastrous -- murder trial. While renewing his annual try for the Most Points in Vegetables and Fruits at the Garibaldi Island Fall Fair, Arthur Beauchamp... more...
- ECW Press 2002; US$ 11.95
Winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Mystery Novel, 1998 ? Winner of the Dashiell Hammett Award, 1998. Arthur Beauchamp, one of Vancouver?s most heralded criminal lawyers, has moved to a quiet island off the British Columbia coast. He?s trying to recover from a marriage gone sour, but his retirement is interrupted by his former law partners ?... more...
- ECW Press 2002; US$ 11.99
Lawyer Foster Cobb prosecutes the mysterious Dr. Au, the West Coast?s primary drug trafficker. But Cobb ? under pressure of a failing practice and a disintegrating marriage ? has himself taken up a long-abandoned heroin habit. With a racing plot and dramatic flip-flops, Deverell?s literary page-turner takes the reader into the seamy undergrowth of... more...
- ECW Press 2006; US$ 11.95
A merry band of Newfoundland smugglers carrying on a grand tradition. A high-powered RCMP inspector obsessed with their capture. A day-dreaming police scientist caught in a dilemma between the call of duty and his infatuation with a voluptuous femme fatale. A multi-million-dollar cargo of pot on a creaky freighter. A merry high-seas romp from Newfoundland... more...
- ECW Press 2003; US$ 11.95
In Platinum Blues, Oliver Gulliver is a small-town lawyer in northern California, and he?s slowly going broke. He?s a plodder and a dreamer, has never tested himself in a big trial, and is immensely protective of his two teenage girls. His very attractive 18-year-old returns home from San Francisco, where she had been seeking a modeling career, dragging... more...
- ECW Press 2004; US$ 11.99
Twenty members of a cult are found massacred on an isolated island on Canada's West Coast. Their leader, Shiva Ram Acharya, is brought to trial, and the great Arthur Beauchamp defends him, assisted by his junior counsel Max Macarthur. Shiva claims to have amnesia and refuses to participate in his own defence. But Macarthur gradually becomes convinced... more...