Better the Devil You Know

By Betty Keller

Better the Devil You Know
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Set in Vancouver in 1907, Better the Devil You Know is the outrageous tale of three unique and curious characters: the small-time con man who passes himself off as an evangelical preacher, the scrawny lady of the night whom he reluctantly befriends, and the five-year-old hellion ... Read more


Overview

Set in Vancouver in 1907, Better the Devil You Know is the outrageous tale of three unique and curious characters: the small-time con man who passes himself off as an evangelical preacher, the scrawny lady of the night whom he reluctantly befriends, and the five-year-old hellion left in his care by a former lady friend. In the course of their adventures, these three misfits become involved with a larcenous lingerie salesman, a Klondike miner bent on recovering his stolen poke, a madam intent on revenge for past wrongs, a pugilistic lady barkeep, two doctors determined to acquire a cadaver of their own, a handful of incompetent and corrupt cops, and a piano teacher with reforming zeal. The pace is riotous, the action continuous, and nobody' good or bad'ever gets a break.

Betty Keller

Betty Keller was born in Vancouver, BC, and moved to the Sunshine Coast in 1980. She is a teacher, mentor, editor and a writer, and has authored or co-authored seventeen books, including biographies, histories, plays and novels. She is a founder of the Sunshine Coast's Festival of the Written Arts and the Writers-in-Residence Program. Betty has won numerous awards for her literary work. She is an avid potter, gardener and fisherperson.

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"An outrageous romp of a novel set in turn-of-the-century Vancouver when Gastown was still the hub of the fast-evolving city. "

—Beth Haysom, Times Colonist

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