In The Spotlight: William Deverell’s Trial of Passion


William Deverell’s book, Trial of Passion is in the spotlight on the Confessions of a Mystery Novelist blog

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Hello, All,

Welcome to another edition of In The Spotlight. As I mentioned in a recent post, one of the most challenging sorts of cases to investigate is the ‘he said/she said’ case. For one thing, the only two people who really know what happened may be the two parties to the case. For another, either (or both) may have reasons for not telling everything, or for outright lying. In those situations, it can be very difficult to get to the truth. And that can add tension and suspense to a crime novel. Let’s look at one such example today, and turn the spotlight on William Deverell’s Trial of Passion, the first of his Arthur Beauchamp series.

Beauchamp (pronounced BEE-cham) is a Vancouver attorney who’s recently retired to what he hopes is the peace and quiet of Garibaldi Island. He’s looking forward to getting away from the stress of…

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