This is the true story of a bizarre murder and the controversial trial that took place in Victoria, B.C., and made headlines across Canada. It is also the story of Robert Frisbee, who, after a scarred early life, became the secretary and friend of Muriel and Philip Barnett. Then, on board the Royal Viking Star cruise ship, Muriel was murdered - and Robert Frisbee stood accused. With penetrating insight, William Deverell probes the mind of the accused and explores the legal system that tried him. His superb writing skills combine brilliantly with an insider's knowledge of the courtroom, and the result is a seamlessly constructed, gripping narrative whose suspense never lets up.
Used availability for William Deverell's A Life on Trial
April 2002 : Canada Paperback