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Fatal Cruise: The Trial of Robert Frisbee
Author William Deverell received an intriguing phone call. Would he be interested, he was asked, in defending a 59-year-old homosexual accused of bludgeoning his employer, a wealthy widow, with a liquor bottle while they were cruising in Canadian waters aboard a luxury liner. Deverell took the case – and found himself caught up in a bizarre world of eccentric characters, ...more
Hardcover, 383 pages
Published September 1st 1991 by McClelland & Stewart
(first published 1991)
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I remember when this murder happened on a cruise ship just after it left Victoria on the way to San Francisco, so was intrigued to read the book about the crime and the trial. I read it really fast, two days or so, and enjoyed it a lot, particularly as the trial took place here in Victoria.
William Deverell was born in 1937 in Regina, Saskatchewan. He put himself through law school by working as a journalist for the Canadian Press, Vancouver Sun, and Saskatoon Star-Phoenix. Deverell served as counsel for over a thousand criminal cases and is a founding director and former president of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association. He created the television series, Street Legal, and has ...moreMore about William Deverell...