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April Fool by William Deverell
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really liked it
bookshelves: british-columbia, mystery, environment

Deverell's characters are believable and very amusing. Attorney Arthur Beauchamp is pulled from his retirement as a gentleman farmer to defend a likable thief wrongly accused of rape. Simultaneously, he is involved in Green Party protests over logging on his beloved island. British Columbia environs are vivid, as are the court and countryside scenes. This page-turner will have you laughing out loud--and planning a trip to explore the Gulf Islands. I'm eager to read another in the Beauchamp series!

The author was one of Vancouver's top criminal lawyers. "Deverell is a boffo success in the Canadian literary scene. His very first novel, Needles, won the $50,000 Seal First Novel Award in 1979, sold more than 200,000 copies and was translated into half a dozen languages. For his novel Trial of Passion, he won both the Dashiel Hammett Prize - the crime-writer's Oscar - and Canada's Arthur Ellis Award for best crime novel. He also created the popular CBC TV series, Street Legal, although Deverell says it evolved into something too clean and yuppified." (http://deverell.com/vices.php)
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Started Reading
December 1, 2010 – Finished Reading
December 23, 2010 – Shelved
December 23, 2010 – Shelved as: british-columbia
December 23, 2010 – Shelved as: mystery
December 23, 2010 – Shelved as: environment

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