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Last Dance: A Winston Patrick Mystery

(Winston Patrick Mystery #2)

3.62  ·  Rating details ·  26 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Winston Patrick was a successful lawyer who defended the downtrodden of Vancouver's criminal world. Dissatisfied with his career, he traded in the courtroom for the high school classroom. Winston is barely surviving his first year at a Vancouver high school when his students present a human rights issue. A student wants to bring his same-sex partner to the high school prom ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published January 28th 2012 by Napoleon and Co (first published May 10th 2011)
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Brian Williams
Aug 07, 2012 rated it it was ok
This is a good story (and could have been an exceptionally good story) with some interesting and well defined characters, but it was buried in 423 pages. It was way too long, by about 150 pages. This excess length dragged down the pace, it was like a long running soap opera without the drama. Note to author and editor: tighten it up. (I alomost gave up at page 200 it was so slow and boring).

It was a mystery to me why the boyfriend of the main character who was at the centre of the campaign for s
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Philip
Jun 28, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A pretty good read that I mostly enjoyed with a slight reservation that i'll talk about later. Ok it is now "later"! This is quite an interesting book including a decent mystery while exploring some very serious and fairly current social problems and taking a reasonably realistic look at teenage angst and high school life and politics with both the students and staff while including a good amount of action, lots of suspects, a bit of good detection and police procedural, a bit of humour and a no ...more
Sally Ross
May 17, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: book-club
I figured everything out way too soon, but I'd give it 2 1/2 stars if I could, so I'm being a bit kind. I really liked Winston, and when I reached the end of the book, I wanted it to go on for at least one more chapter.
Vance
Sep 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A sequel that I think might be better than the original book. I particularly like how I was thrown off track as to "whodunnit" - or what the actual crimes actually were.
Barbara
Feb 06, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Canadian Author.
Fast-paced.
Sarah
Apr 18, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: book-club, whodunnit
Way too predictable.
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David Russell is a long-time member of the arts community in Vancouver. He has worked on stage and television, including performing as a company member with the Vancouver TheatreSports League for more than 15 years. Russell has written freelance for a number of publications, including Maclean's, Vancouver's Sun and Province, the award-winning online news site The Tyee, and others. He lives in Burn ...more

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