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Deadly Lessons

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Information on the debut mystery novel by David Russell


Deadly Lessons is the debut mystery novel by Coquitlam, BC writer David Russell.

The novel, about Winston Patrick, a disgruntled criminal defence lawyer who gives up the practice of law for the practice of teaching, only to find himself embroiled in a murder at the very high school at which he has his first teaching job, was formally launched November 30, 2006 and is available now at many book retailers.

See pictures from the launch party.

The Reviews are in!

Hamilton Spectator

I.A.M. - Publisher Ian Alexander Martin's blog

The Midwest Book Review

(See first entry under "Shelley's Shelf" because I'm not computer literate enough to make the link jump to exactly that spot on the page!)

Armchair Interviews - an online book review and author interview site

Deadly Lessons in the news

"Writer up for award - Burnaby native David Russell is named as a finalist for his first novel, Deadly Lessons" - Burnaby Now

"Burnaby native nominated for crime writer award" - Burnaby NewsLeader

"Teacher nominated for book award" - Tri-City News

(from the Canadian Press)