In bestselling Deverell’s latest hilarious mystery, Arthur Beauchamp moves to Ottawa, and all hell breaks loose
Arthur Beauchamp has followed his wife, the leader and first elected member of the Green Party, to Ottawa. But he hates it there: the cold, the politics, and his place in his wife’s shadow. So when a delegation of government officials from Bhashyistan is blown sky high on Bronson Avenue and the shares of a Calgary-based oil company promptly drop like a stone, Arthur is only too happy to jump to the defence of the missing suspected assassin.
Deverell’s latest Arthur Beauchamp novel cranks the wily old lawyer’s adventures up several notches, and then some. It’s wildly imaginative, utterly Canadian, and irresistibly funny.
Winner of the prestigious Hammett Prize for literary excellence in crime writing, and twice the winner of Canada’s Arthur Ellis Award for best crime novel, William Deverell is the author of fourteen previous novels.
"Smart, beautifully written, and really, really funny satire featuring Arthur Beauchamp, one of Canadian crime fiction's truly original characters. The best novel by Deverell ever."
— Margaret Cannon, Globe and Mail
"Though the story is dead serious at its heart, Deverell has much material that is as funny as anything he's written."
— Toronto Star
"Fine writing and tongue-in-cheek delivery with acid shots at our political circus, and so close to reality that it seems even funnier. A must-read."
— Hamilton Spectator
"Deverell's imagination gets high marks for postulating what happens when an obscure country declares war on Canada."
— Quill & Quire