Better the Devil You Know

January 1, 2012|
Better the Devil You Know by Betty Keller
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Better the Devil You Know, set in Vancouver in 1907, centres on the picaresque adventures of a small-time con man who passes himself off as an evangelical preacher, the scrawny hooker 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/ 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 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 eighteen 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 Progra...
Title:Better the Devil You Know
Product dimensions:144 pages, 9 X 5.9 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:144 pages, 9 X 5.9 X 0.5 in
Published:January 1, 2012
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781894759700

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