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April Fool

(2005)
(The second book in the Arthur Beauchamp series)
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An irresistible story of justice heading off the rails.

Arthur Beauchamp, the scholarly, self-doubting legend of the B.C. criminal bar (and one of Deverell's most amiable — and crafty — protagonists), is enjoying his retirement as a hobbyist farmer on B.C.'s Garibaldi Island when he is dragged back to court to defend an old client. Nick "the Owl" Faloon, once one of the world's top jewel thieves, has been accused of raping and murdering a psychologist. Beauchamp has scarcely registered how unlikely it is that the diminutive Faloon has hurt anyone when his own personal life takes an abrupt turn. His new wife, Margaret Blake, organic farmer and environmental activist, has taken up residence fifty feet above ground in a tree she is determined to save for the eagles and from the loggers. Beauchamp shuttles between Vancouver and the island, doing what he can to save the tree and get his wife back — and defend Faloon.

Part courtroom thriller, part classic whodunit, April Fool sees Deverell writing at the top of his form as he puts these characters through some entertaining and very surprising twists and turns.

Genre: Mystery    Get it on Google Play

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Used availability for William Deverell's April Fool

Hardback Editions

October 2005 : Canada Hardback
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Title: April Fool
Author(s): William Deverell
ISBN: 0-7710-2711-7 / 978-0-7710-2711-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

September 2017 : Canada Paperback
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Title: April Fool: An Arthur Beauchamp Novel
Author(s): William Deverell
ISBN: 1-77041-408-8 / 978-1-77041-408-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ECW Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2006 : Canada Mass Market Paperback
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Title: April Fool
Author(s): William Deverell
ISBN: 0-7710-2715-X / 978-0-7710-2715-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

October 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: April Fool: An Arthur Beauchamp Novel (An Arthur Beauchamp Mystery)
Author(s): William Deverell
Publisher: ECW Press
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: April Fool: An Arthur Beauchamp Novel
Author(s): William Deverell
Publisher: ECW Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA