Black lawyer, Howard Elias, who is famous for suing the L.A. Police Department for brutality, is murdered on the eve of his biggest case. With thousands of cops as suspects, Harry Bosch treads a fine line with political dangers, possible riots and intense media scrutiny all playing a part in the investigation.
These memoirs are full of Nicol's delightful wit and humour. This Canadian newspaper columnist and writer spent his early years in Nelson and Vancouver. Completing his studies at UBC, he then went on to study at the Sorbonne. For two years he worked for the BBC in London. Returning to Canada, he began writing for the Vancouver Province.
Paul Madriani takes the case of Jonah, who is raising his granddaughter Amanda. When Jonah wins a lottery, Amanda's mother comes back into the picture. Enter Zo, a flamboyant feminist who makes children and their "victimized" mothers disappear. When things turn deadly, Paul finds himself drawn into a web of deceit and high courtroom action.
Detectives Steve Calla and Artie Brown search for the killer of a nun. The strangled woman had breast implants and an unconventional background, moving between her pious charitable order and a freewheeling secular life.
This is the autobiography of Ted "Chilco" Choate, which he claims is "90% true". He grew up in the Chilcotin region of British Columbia. A seasoned big game guide and outfitter, he also became a conservationist, eager to save the environment which enriched his life.
There is something irresistible about sitting in the near dark and listening to a spooky story designed to make your nerves jump and your flesh creep. This is a spine-tingling collection of curious, mystifying and terrifying tales.
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Edmonton, Alta. : Ghost house Books, Canada Inc., 2002.
Rafe Mair has been one of BC's most outspoken voices for over 2 decades, this book will be sure to create more controversy as both a candid memoir and a pull-no-punches look at Canada today. With courage and humour, Mair offers the inside story on backroom cabinet arguments, the ups and downs of his career and his battle with clinical depression.
When a freighter smuggling illegal immigrants sinks, Tofino coroner Elias McCann finds himself at the heart of a mystery. A relative of his girlfriend, Vhanna, turns up among the ship's survivors, bringing up memories of her dark past and the Khmer Rouge. Who's responsible for the immigrants journey and what do they want with Vhanna's cousin?
At the outbreak of World War II, Britain relied on a small force of torpedo boats and gunboats to defend its waters. This is a well-researched story of Canadian fighting sailors who served with the Royal Navy until 1944, when they formed their own flotillas that helped defend the English Channel and the Mediterranean.
Mike McCardell's book of anecdotes and memoirs is a behind the scenes look at the world of television journalism. For the last 25 years McCardell has been doing the human interest stories at the end of BCTV's six o'clock newscast. His stories about ordinary people are told in a frank, often humourous style.
This first in a series of "chicken soup" books provides a collection of inspirational and empowering stories that cast light on some of life's dark moments. In this book the themes covered are love, parenting, learning, living one's dream, and overcoming obstacles. This has been described as a heart-warming treasury of stories.
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Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications Inc., 1993
This collection of humorous anecdotes and tall tales grew out of the authors' experiences in Alberta. They practised law together in Peace River during the 1960s and Hal Sisson went on to produce a burlesque-vaudeville show called "Sorry 'Bout That" for 25 years.
L.A. detective Peter Decker and his bride, Rina Lazarus, are spending their honeymoon in the unlikely locale of Brooklyn, celebrating the Jewish High holidays. But the festivities are shattered when Noam, an Orthodox teenager, runs away from his cloistered community.
Explores the history of the country's most devastating catastrophes. Some are caused by powerful natural phenomena and erratic weather patterns, others can be put down to tragic human error. These stories expose the human core: our will to survive, our heroism, and our capacity to face the worst.
Deft, cunning, and clever, this latest Milhone mystery also confronts some messy truths, for, as Kinsey herself says, "Some doubts of the human soul are so enormous only life itself is sufficient forfeit" -- but as she'd be the first to admit, murder is not a socially acceptable solution.
Vet David Perrin describes his practice in rural British Columbia. The animals and the people he encountered during his first year provide fodder for situations that range from the humourous to the agonizing. Follow his chaotic routine as he searches for solutions, makes mistakes, and deals with the emotional fallout of life as a country vet.