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William Herbert Deverell (born March 4, 1937) is a Canadian novelist, activist, and criminal lawyer. He is among the most well known authors of crime fiction in Canada; the recipient of the 1997 and 2006 Arthur Ellis Awards for best Canadian crime novel, and the Dashiell Hammett Prize for literary excellence in crime writing in North America for his novel "Trail of Passion". William Deverell’s first novel, "Needles", which drew on his experiences as a criminal lawyer, won the McClelland & Stewart $50,000 Seal Award. Since "Needles", he has published fourteen novels including "High Crimes", "Mecca", "The Dance of Shiva", "Platinum Blues", "Mindfield", "Kill All the Lawyers", "Street Legal", "Trial of Passion", "Slander", "The Laughing Falcon", "Mind Games", "April Fool", "Kill All the Judges" and "Snow Job". He is the author of the true crime book "A Life on Trial — the Case of Robert Frisbee", based on a notorious murder trial which he defended. He has also published numerous magazine articles and short stories.

William Deverell’s work includes the screenplay for the feature film of "Mindfield", released in l990. He also wrote the screenplay "Shellgame" for CBC-TV drama, which served as the pilot for CBC's "Street Legal ". He has authored several one-hour radio plays performed by the CBC Radio in the "Scales of Justice " series and numerous film and television scripts.

Early in his career, William Deverell worked as a journalist with the Canadian Press in Montreal and the Vancouver Sun, and while working his way through law school at the University of Saskatchewan as night editor of the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix. As a lawyer, he was counsel in more than a thousand criminal cases, including thirty murder trials, either as defender or prosecutor.

He is a founder and honourary director of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association. In 1991-92, he served as Visiting Professor in the Creative Writing Department, University of Victoria. In 1994, he served as Chair of the Writers' Union of Canada, and again in 1999, and he is a member of the Writers Guild of Canada, International Pen, Crime Writers of Canada.

William Deverell has been guest of honour at Canada's main crime writer's venue, Bloody Words, and received the Best Canadian Crime Writer award at the Scene of the Crime Festival in Ontario. He lives on Pender Island, British Columbia, and in Quepos, Costa Rica.
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Total Books: 83
Whipped An Arthur Beauchamp Novel
2017 - Whipped an Arthur Beauchamp Novel [Arthur Beauchamp Mystery, An] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781770413900
ISBN-10: 1770413901
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Humor & Entertainment
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Sing a Worried Song An Arthur Beauchamp Novel
I'll See You in My Dreams An Arthur Beauchamp Novel
United States History Beginnings to 1877 2013
2012 - United States History Beginnings to 1877 2013 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780547607511
ISBN-10: 0547607512
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
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Snow Job
2010 - Snow Job (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780771027239
ISBN-10: 0771027230
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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The Pilgrims and the Anglican Church
2009 - The Pilgrims and the Anglican Church (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781150502309
ISBN-10: 1150502304
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A Cultural History of Jews in California The Jewish Role in American Life
2009 - A Cultural History of Jews in California the Jewish Role in American Life (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781557535641
ISBN-10: 1557535647
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Kill All the Judges
2009 - Kill All the Judges (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780771027208
ISBN-10: 0771027206
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Holt McDougal United States History Illinois Edition
2007 - Holt Mcdougal United States History Illinois Edition (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780554013015
ISBN-10: 0554013010
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American West Chronicle
2007 - American West Chronicle [Chronicles] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781412719827
ISBN-10: 1412719828
Genre: History
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April Fool
2006 - April Fool [Arthur Beauchamp, Bk 2] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780771027154
ISBN-10: 077102715X
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Mindfield
2006 - Mindfield (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781550226966
ISBN-10: 1550226967
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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High Crimes
2006 - High Crimes (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781550226973
ISBN-10: 1550226975
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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United States History  Independence to 1914
2006 - United States History Independence to 1914 [California Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780030412288
ISBN-10: 0030412285
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
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United States History
2006 - United States History [Holt Social Studies] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780030995484
ISBN-10: 0030995485
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
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United States History Independence to 1914 California  Teacher's Edition
2006 - United States History Independence to 1914 California Teacher's Edition (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780030412240
ISBN-10: 0030412242
Genre: Reference
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April Fool
2005 - April Fool [Arthur Beauchamp, Bk 2] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780771027116
ISBN-10: 0771027117
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Whitewashed Adobe  The Rise of Los Angeles and the Remaking of Its Mexican Past
Mind Games
2004 - Mind Games (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780771026782
ISBN-10: 0771026781
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Dance of Shiva
2004 - The Dance of Shiva (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781550226591
ISBN-10: 1550226592
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Street Legal  The Betrayal
2004 - Street Legal the Betrayal (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781550226607
ISBN-10: 1550226606
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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1985 - Mecca [Seal Books] (Paperback)Hardcover
Companion to the History of the American West [Blackwell Companions to History] (Paperback)