I'll See You in My Dreams

I'll See You in My Dreams

Book - 2011
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Random House, Inc.
This fifth in the bestselling, award-winning Arthur Beauchamp series finds the outwardly crusty, poetry-loving, wily old lawyer compelled, by new developments, to look back at his first -- and most disastrous -- murder trial. While renewing his annual try for the Most Points in Vegetables and Fruits at the Garibaldi Island Fall Fair, Arthur Beauchamp is forced by new developments to revisit his first murder trial, which went horribly wrong. Now, nearly 50 years later, he is opening old wounds but also facing a chance for redemption and reconciliation.

Baker & Taylor
When new developments force Arthur Beauchamp to revisit his first high-profile murder trial--a disastrous case that has haunted him for five decades--he unexpectedly finds an opportunity for redemption.

Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c2011
ISBN: 9780771027161
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY DEV
Characteristics: 433 p. ;,24 cm.

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Mary_53
Jul 09, 2018

This was my first time reading William Deverell. It will not be my last. This book was a good introduction to his kind of writing. I enjoyed it very much. I enjoy courtroom drama novels. Most of the writers I read in this genre either were lawyers or have done good research in this professional area. I could identify with the main character since I had once upon a time considered law as a profession. I chose an alternative in business. And I could identify with the main characters struggles as he practiced law, particularly when he moved from the university lecture halls to the real live courtrooms. A gripping book for me. Got another one on the go presently. Good thing Mr. Deverell wrote more than one in this series. If someone is new to this writer, I would suggest you read this one first. The one I am reading now the main character is "trying to retire from law". I wish I had of read the next book after this 1st one before this retirement one.

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mulcahy
Nov 16, 2014

Deverell is a great author but this work, not unlike Mindgames, is questionable.

wngnt Dec 02, 2012

Here is what I wrote on Amazon.ca:

Spoiler Alert! The only appealing portion of this book was oddly enough the last section called 'The Appeal' which was ruined by the fact that I needed to suspend all my common sense to believe the premise of the story. Is the reader seriously expected to believe that Mulligan is not instantly recognized by anyone he encounters when he is dressed up as Irene? Police? Lawyers? Anyone? He would have needed a Hollywood makeup team to pull that off.

What a dreadful waste of time.

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delowi
Jun 19, 2012

Best Beech'm

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gloryb
Nov 30, 2011

I enjoyed Deverell's book more than some of the crime books on the New York Best Sellers list. The central issue surrounds a topic in the news - sexual assault of First Nation children in residential schools. Deverell weaves several story strands together as his main lawyer character, Arthur Beauchamp, reviews a case he defended in his youth. Deverell unravells the mystery of this intriguing case just at the very end of the book. A most enjoyable read!

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Judybader
Nov 14, 2011

His best yet!

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rslade
Oct 18, 2011

Deverell's mysteries are good, the courtroom events are realistic and fairly tense, his writing is solid, and there is the added thrill (for us on the Wet Coast) that he writes about Vancouver and the environs.

debwalker Oct 07, 2011

"There is a great courtroom drama here, something that Deverell excels at, and an even better denouement with a twist nobody will guess."
Margaret Cannon
Globe and Mail

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