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Deverell, William 1937-

Works: 46 works in 318 publications in 8 languages and 4,239 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Political fiction  Musical fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Legal fiction (Literature)  Legal stories  Psychological fiction  Trials, litigation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Scenarist
Classifications: PR9199.3.D474, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about William Deverell
Most widely held works by William Deverell
Needles by William Deverell( Book )

40 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, this literary page-turner takes the reader into the seedy underground of crooked cops, drug lords, and a supercharged courtroom scene
High crimes by William Deverell( Book )

22 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel is set on the high seas and features a band of smugglers, an inspector obsessed with their capture, a daydreaming police scientist infatuated with a woman, and a multimillion-dollar cargo of marijuana on a leaky freighter. A Canadian Cabinet minister tries to cover the crime up, leaving two honest cops to put things right
Platinum blues by William Deverell( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C.C. Gilley, a has-been musician, plans a comeback with a love ballad written for Elora. When the song is pirated, Elora's father, small-town lawyer Oliver Gulliver, battles one of America's largest record companies, but then the case explodes with the murder of innocent people. * Strong language *
I'll see you in my dreams by William Deverell( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Beauchamp revisits his first high-profile murder trial that has haunted him for nearly five decades
Trial of passion by William Deverell( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Beauchamp, a heralded criminal lawyer, has moved to a quiet island off the British Columbia coast. While trying to recover from a marriage gone sour, his retirement is interrupted by his former law partners-they want Arthur to take charge of the defense trial of Jonathan O'Donnell, the acting dean of a law school. O'Donnell has been accused of rape by one of the students, Kimberley Martin, a smart but arrogant woman who is engaged to a rich businessman. After much pleading, Beauchamp agrees to handle the case. He is drawn into complex legal situations dealing with gender and sex
Mindfield : a novel by William Deverell( Book )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When bodies start turning up in an unexplained series of murders, Kellen O'Reilly, a one-time participant in psychiatric experiments, begins having flashbacks that may lead him to the identity of the killer
April fool by William Deverell( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Beauchamp, a retired lawyer, now a hobby farmer on B.C.'s Garibaldi Island, is dragged back to court to defend an old client who has been accused of raping and murdering a psychologist
Snow job by William Deverell( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Beauchamp has followed his wife, the leader and first elected member of the Green Party, to Ottawa. But he hates it there: the cold, the politics, and his place in his wife's shadow. So when a delegation of government officials from Bhashyistan is blown sky high on Bronson Avenue and the shares of a Calgary-based oil company promptly drop like a stone, Arthur is only too happy to jump to the defense of the missing suspected assassin
Sing a worried song by William Deverell( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everything is going well for Arthur Beauchamp in his early middle age. Life is so good for the top-notch defence lawyer that, in a moment of career restlessness, he decides to switch sides, just the once, and prosecute a young man charged with murdering a clown. Beauchamp is confident he can prove Randolph Skyler is guilty. Confident, but still worried and surprisingly blind to how precarious the evidence is--and, worse, to the fissures opening in his personal life. It's a case Beauchamp will never forget, not even years later, when he's happily remarried and retired to a bucolic life on Garibaldi Island in the glorious Salish Sea. As Beauchamp is about to learn, the older you get, the greater the chance is that the past will come back to bite you. In Deverell's latest marvel in his Beauchamp series, Arthur has causes aplenty to sing a worried song
Kill all the judges by William Deverell( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Several judges in B.C. have disappeared, some under suspicious circumstances, and at least two have been murdered. But the man accused of killing Judge Whynet-Moir is being represented by Brian Pomeroy, a lawyer who has gone off his rocker. The retired Arthur Beauchamp, legend of the B.C. bar, once again has to leave his beloved Garibaldi Island to take over the case. Beauchamp has to take over the defence, cajole Pomeroy to check into a clinic, and somehow get his hands on the manuscript of a mystery novel about the murder the demented lawyer has been writing
Slander by William Deverell( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slander is set in rainy, foggy Seattle. The narrator, Liz Finnegan, is a brash, bright, petite women's rights lawyer. She's 26, and a defender of abortion clinics (they're being bombed by "Christian" rednecks), abused women, and related liberal causes. Her nemesis is a handsome, long-haired judge (Vandergraaf) whom she publicly savages, at a press scrum, for giving a slap-on-the-wrist sentence to a white-collar rapist. Along comes a new client, a middle-class woman who has gone back to university as a mature student. When last in college, she was raped by Judge Vandergraaf (she says), then a law student, but was dissuaded by her religiously conservative parents from reporting it. Blocked in her every effort to open up this old case, Liz finally holds an impromptu press conference, laying out the accusations, and daring the judge to sue for slander. It's the only way she can get the matter before the courts. Vandergraaf takes up the challenge, and sues for $10 million. This is a very well-written legal thriller, more Scott Turow than John Grisham. In addition to delving into women's issues, the book offers insight into the law of slander. How do courts deal with submerged memories' Are judges beyond the law' Do women receive equal treatment in courts'
Mind games by William Deverell( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Timothy Dare, a forensic psychiatrist for the criminal courts in Vancouver, is on the verge of a breakdown. His wife has left him, and his practice is in disarray. On top of that, his newest patient is a man who murdered his previous shrink and now Dare believes his own life is in danger. The only way forward is to consult a psychiatrist himself and confront the real source of his inner turmoil
Street legal : the betrayal by William Deverell( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Toronto's summer heatwave of 1980, a suave Quebecois is arrested for murder after a mysterious mob hit above a bowling alley leaves three men dead. Meanwhile, a serial strangler and rapist stalks the city's night streets." "In a well-publicized murder trial in connection with the latest victim of the "Midnight Strangler," Carrington Barr gets her client off - and then discovers she is alone in believing in his innocence. This courtroom win leads to her next big case: the defence of the charismatic Quebecois, Andre Cristal." "Inside the offices of Robinovitch, Barr, Barr, Tchobanian, the committed lawyers fight their own battles while working for justice in the courtroom amidst wily prosecutors and wilful judges. And to add to various other dramas, the threat to Carrie and Ted's marriage - in the form of a wealthy and attractive female client - creates a tug of war of loyalties within the firm." "As the summer progresses, Leon Robinovitch is saddled with the defence of an anti-Semitic peddler of hate literature; Chuck Tchobanian represents a pornography salesman, which leads to friction at home; and Carrie finds herself in uneasy proximity to the world of a gangland drug ring, and increasingly, dangerously, vulnerable to her new client's charms."--Jacket
The dance of Shiva by William Deverell( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 of his innocence, embarking on the greatest challenge of his career ' a dangerous quest for the true murderer ' and falling under the sway of the brilliant, enigmatic Shiva. Is Shiva a madman or a messiah'
The laughing falcon by William Deverell( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack the Bookman Jan/03
Whipped by William Deverell( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Montreal journalist Lou Sabatino, under witness protection after nearly being gunned down by the Mafia, is sucked into the quirky world of a conniving Russian dominatrix who has secretly recorded herself putting the whip to the bare bottom of a high-ranking federal cabinet minister. It's the scoop of the century, but too hot a potato - if Lou breaks the story, he risks exposing himself to the mercies of the Mafia. Instead, he shows the video to Green Party leader Margaret Blake. The video is leaked, and Margaret is sued by the minister for $50 million. Enter Arthur Beauchamp, Margaret's husband and famed criminal lawyer, who had found - or so he hoped - blissful retirement on idyllic Garibaldi Island on the West Coast. But now he's representing the woman he loves while tormented by fears that she's embroiled in an affair. Whether you're encountering Arthur Beauchamp for the first time or have followed him from his first case, Whipped will entertain as it keeps you turning the pages."--
Kill all the lawyers : a novel by William Deverell( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawyers who are defending the less than savoury clients are suddenly being murdered
Fatal cruise : the trial of Robert Frisbee by William Deverell( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pilgrims and the Anglican Church by William Deverell( Book )

6 editions published between 1871 and 2012 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mecca by William Deverell( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel moves from Cuba, to Montreal, New York, Paris, Berlin, Saudi Arabia, Israel, and back. It features Jacques Sawchuk, an unrepentant rebel, who is blackmailed into joining the war on terror as an undercover agent of the CIA. He plays his role too well, and becomes a hunted man unable to prove he is not a murderous terrorist
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I'll see you in my dreams
High crimesPlatinum bluesI'll see you in my dreamsTrial of passionMindfield : a novelApril foolSnow jobKill all the judges
Alternative Names
Deverell, William

Deverell, William Herbert 1937-

William Deverell Canadees romanschrijver

William Deverell Canadian writer

William Deverell escritor canadiense

William Deverell kanadischer Schriftsteller und Jurist

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