High Crimes

By William Deverell

High Crimes
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“A fast-moving swinging story of intrigue, suspense, action, and mayhem . . . [the] characters are all colorful rogues. ” — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

From the Arthur Ellis Award and Dashiell Hammett Prize winner

In rugged, remote Newfoundland, a merry band of smugglers is ... Read more


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“A fast-moving swinging story of intrigue, suspense, action, and mayhem . . . [the] characters are all colorful rogues. ” — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

From the Arthur Ellis Award and Dashiell Hammett Prize winner

In rugged, remote Newfoundland, a merry band of smugglers is carrying on a grand tradition, handed down over centuries. But the greatest of them all, a man named Peter Kerrivan, is now in the sights of the authorities, from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to the American DEA.

Centered around a multimillion-dollar cargo of pot on a creaky freighter and offering a high-seas romp spanning from Colombia to Miami to the North Atlantic, High Crimes is a gripping novel with a thrilling triple-twist conclusion.

 

William Deverell

 

After careers as a journalist, criminal lawyer, and political activist, William Deverell turned to fiction and on his first effort won the $50,000 Seal First Novel Award. Since then, he has earned multiple prizes for his 20 published novels, including the Dashiell Hammett Prize for literary excellence in crime writing in North America, two Crime Writers of Canada Awards (formerly the Arthur Ellis Award)for best Canadian novel, and two runners-up for the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour. He holds two honorary Doctor of Letters degrees. He lives in Pender Island, B.C.

 

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“A fast-moving swinging story of intrigue, suspense, action, and mayhem … [the] characters are all colorful rogues. ” — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

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