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Kill All The Lawyers Kindle Edition
About the Author
William Deverell was a journalist for seven years and a trial lawyer for 25, as defender or prosecutor in more than a thousand criminal cases, including 30 murder trials. The author of over 20 novels, Deverell has won the $50,000 Seal First Novel Prize and the Book of the Year Award, the Dashiell Hammett Award for literary excellence in crime writing in North America, as well as two Arthur Ellis Awards for best Canadian crime novel. His work has been translated into 14 languages and sold worldwide. He lives on Pender Island, B.C. --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B005UHIX6G
- Publisher : Deverell Holdings Ltd.; First Edition (10 October 2011)
- Language : English
- File size : 1361 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 384 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,307,172 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Something DifferentReviewed in the United States on 13 September 2017
This book was my introduction to William Deverell. I enjoyed his somewhat off-kilter cast of characters and unusual style. Mixing one lawyer's attempts to write his first mystery novel with the mystery taking place was kind of fun. I dislike mysteries that begin with an interesting premise and then evolve into machine gun shootouts with dead bodies everywhere and the lone hero saving all the "right" people; so if that kind of action is what you're looking for, you'll probably want to try something else. Try "Kill All the Lawyers" if you're looking for something a bit out of the ordinary and enjoy PBS-style mysteries and unique characters.
Mystery as mystery should beReviewed in the United States on 6 September 2013
William Deverell is a real gem among mystery writers. He has created memorable characters, each with their personal hangups and quirks, that no-one will take completely seriously. Their various interactions, libidinous and otherwise, woven together with Deverell's masterful command of the English language and intimate knowledge of British Columbia's west coast and Gulf Islands and their cultures, make for a book that you will want to read and reread. As if that were not enough, the intricate plot, laced with numerous red herrings, keeps the reader guessing well into the final paragraphs. An additional bonus: it's not hard to pick out certain prominent BC personalities, thinly disguised in the plot.
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Kill All the LawyersReviewed in the United States on 21 April 2012
Very enjoyable book, many humours situations and hilarious outcomes. I live close to the location the author has selected for this book and I also have many friends in the legal profession, therefore I can relate to the characters and the stories ring true for me.
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Not so muchReviewed in the United States on 28 February 2013
Not one of the best books by William Deverell. Still readable, but not as interesting character development as some of his other books.