FATAL CRUISE. The Trial of Robert Frisbee

Author: Deverell (William)
Year: 1991
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st Canadian Edn.
Book Condition: F/F
ISBN: 9780771026638
Price: 8.00
Hardback. The defence lawyer's inside story of the sensational shipboard murder of a wealthy widow. "The blunt instrument was a champagne bottle. The victim was a rich widow, Muriel Barnett. Her manservant stood to gain several million dollars from her will. His name was Mr. Frisbee, and he was charged with Murder One: first degree. The foul deed had been committed on board an Alaska cruise ship, in an $18,000 penthouse suite." These were the facts presented to lawyer and novelist William Deverell when he agreed to handle Robert Frisbee's defence in a controversial trial that took place in Victoria, B.C. and made headlines across Canada. This is the true account of the events that led to a bizarre murder case. It is also the story of Robert Dion Frisbee, a gentle homosexual man in his late 50s. On August 19, 1985, on board the 'Royal Viking Star', Muriel was murdered - and Robert Frisbee stood accused. He had no memory of committing this act, and no means of proving he didn't. Trial preparations, and the drama that ensued in the courtroom, provide an engrossing look at Canadian legal process, and the wily strategies employed by defence and Crown attorneys to further the success of their opposing causes. Illus. 384pp. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true-crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F. in f. dw. A fairly heavy book which may require additional postage.


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