Though I practised mainly as a criminal defence counsel, I was on occasion retained by the Attorney-General of British Columbia to prosecute homicide trails, some of which attracted wide public attention.
The trail featured in the opening section of this novel roughly recreates one of them, an alleged thrill killing in Vancouver of a lonely down-and-outer.
This sixth novel in the acclaimed Arthur Beauchamp series.
For Arthur, the prospect was a challenge, something different: a sensational murder case, with its dark irony of a happy-faced clown being bumped off by an alleged thrill killer. It was a chance to see things from the other side, to work with the vaunted Homicide section of the Vancouver police. A chance to demonstrate how a prosecution should be run: transparent and even-handed, without guile or hostility.
Worried Man Blues sung by Woodie Guthrie
Room (Canadian women's literary journal) asks: Have you submitted to the Women of Colour issue yet?
Here's the link to their submissions page.
Deadline: Saturday, August 9th
The Malahat Review's 2015 Creative Nonfiction contest
Deadline Tuesday, August 4th
For details, click here.
The Vancouver Writers Fest offers an evening with Louise Penny (popular Canadian mystery writer)
Monday, August 24
The Vancouver Playhouse
doors open at 6:30 PM
Sharing my author journey...
Another month has come and gone and this is what I did with it...
made 7 submissions (for a total of 46 submissions this year)
wrote 4 manuscripts
received 9 critiques
finished reading 1 book (approximately half way through another)
attended 2 community charity book sales and came away with an armful of books
(one of my dreams is to have my own library in my own writer's den -- currently I work in a corner of my living room. Sad, but true.)
(Okay, it's not that sad--but it could be happier.)
Keep smiling : )