Last Dance: A Winston Patrick Mystery by David RussellLast Dance: A Winston Patrick Mystery by David Russell

Last Dance: A Winston Patrick Mystery

byDavid Russell

Paperback | January 28, 2012

Pricing and Purchase Info

$16.01 online 
$17.99 list price save 11%
Earn 80 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


Ships within 1-3 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


Winston Patrick reluctantly leads some kids in suing their school when a same-sex partner is refused entry to the prom, but opponents will stop at nothing to make their point, not even murder.

Winston Patrick was a successful lawyer who defended the downtrodden of Vancouver's criminal world. Dissatisfied with his career, he traded in the courtroom for the high school classroom. Winston is barely surviving his first year at a Vancouver high school when his students present a human rights issue. A student wants to bring his same-sex partner to the high school prom, but the school won't let him.

Winston reluctantly leads his proteges on their first legal quest: suing the school. He never thought that fighting for a student's rights could have deadly consequences, but as the issue gains publicity, Winston discovers that their opponents will stop at nothing to make their point not even murder.

David Russell's first Winston Patrick novel, Deadly Lessons, was shortlisted for an Arthur Ellis Award for best first crime novel.

David Russell is a long-time member of the arts community in Vancouver. He has worked on stage and television, including performing as a company member with the Vancouver TheatreSports League for more than 15 years. Russell has written freelance for a number of publications, including Maclean's, Vancouver's Sun and Province, the award-...
Title:Last Dance: A Winston Patrick MysteryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8 × 5 × 1 inPublished:January 28, 2012Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1926607287

ISBN - 13:9781926607283


Rated 4 out of 5 by from A murder mystery in a class by itself! I enjoyed the droll, self-aware narration of the main character Winston Patrick, a former lawyer turned high school teacher, who gets drawn into investigating the harassment of a gay student who wants to bring his same-sex date to the prom. The plot takes several twists, both comic and tragic, which send Winston (literally) running around the city of Vancouver, BC, accurately portrayed in all its quirky and colourful glory by the author. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series to see how/if Winston recovers from the unfortunate events that befall him this time around.
Date published: 2012-04-12

From the Author

Deadly Lessons was shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Award for best first crime novel.

Editorial Reviews

Russell has created some interesting characters and set them solidly in todays Vancouver. - The Saskatoon Star-Phoenix