Ebooks: Earlier Editions, Latest Models
ECW Press Reissues Needles, High Crimes, Dance of Shiva, Platinum Blues ... for Starters
All of Deverell’s earlier works are now being brought out, in sequential order and in flawlessly readable electronic editions, by the respected and innovative Toronto publisher ECW Press, which also has made them available world-wide in quality paperback editions.
His first novel, Needles, is the first of these to go online, and is being followed by High Crimes and the Dance of Shiva – details available through the ECW website, with e-editions available through Amazon/Kindle, iBooks, Kobo, and all major electronic book distributors.
Needles won the $50,000 Seal First Novel Prize and Canada’s Book of the Year Award and is under film option. The thriller, featuring a heroin-addicted prosecutor pursued by the sadistic boss of an international drug ring, is as relevant today as when published three decades ago.
Deverell’s internationally acclaimed second novel, High Crimes, is based on an infamous international pot-smuggling fiasco that led to a historic trial in which Deverell himself was defence counsel.
Now two more have been added.
The Dance of Shiva, the novel which introduced the zany criminal law outfiit of Pomeroy, Macarthur, Brovak and which first brought to the page (in a kind of best-supporting-actor role) the much-loved senior counsel Arthur Beauchamp, QC, hero of Trial of Passion (also available as an ECW e-book) and the Beauchamp series of Deverell’s last five novels, available in print and electronically from McClelland & Stewart.
And just out as an ebook: the highly praised Platinum Blues (check out the NY Times review under the “Books” link) about a small-town lawyer’s battle against Big Music for plagiarizing a love song to his daughter.
ECW has promised to bring all of Deverell’s remaining backlist titles onto the Web in similar high-quality editions.
A standing ovation for Lynn Gammie at ECW, whose mastery of the arts of proofing, formatting and editing has helped make these books available to those who love reading on the screen.
Mindfield now on Audible.com
It is 20 below in Montreal, and for the first time in 25 years detective Kellen O’Reilly is going to pieces. Flashbacks frequently take him back to the psychiatric clinic of Coldhaven Manor and the terrifying experiments of Dr. Gregor Satorius.
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From Montreal, New York and Washington to Paris, Berlin and Saudi Arabia, MECCA thunders at white-knuckle speed through the knife edge worlds of espionage and terrorism. Where violence is a way of life. And time is always running out…
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