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Bowen, Gail 1942-

Works: 73 works in 331 publications in 4 languages and 7,569 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Legal stories  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9199.3.B629, C813.54
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Publications about Gail Bowen
Publications by Gail Bowen
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Most widely held works by Gail Bowen
Verdict in blood by Gail Bowen( Book )
13 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 518 libraries worldwide
A woman judge who was tough on crime is found bludgeoned in a park in Regina, Saskatchewan. Sleuth and professor Joanne Kilbourn suspects that criminals wanted to revenge themselves
The wandering soul murders by Gail Bowen( Book )
17 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 457 libraries worldwide
When her daughter finds the latest victim of a serial killer, Joanne Taylor, a university teacher, finds herself drawn to the case
A killing spring : a Joanne Kilbourn mystery by Gail Bowen( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 417 libraries worldwide
When a colleague at the university where Joanne Kilbourn teaches is found dead in an apparent accidental suicide and a student stops coming to class after a complaint of sexual harassment, Joanne begins to look into the student's disappearance herself. She is soon drawn into a world of fear and deception, where it seems that her colleague's death may not have been suicide at all
Love and murder by Gail Bowen( Book )
17 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 406 libraries worldwide
Sally Love's art show with a mural depicting past lovers' private parts has caused major controversy and protest, and Joanne Kilbourn's tranquil life is shattered once again by the turmoil--and murders--in the Love family
Burying Ariel : a Joanne Kilbourn mystery by Gail Bowen( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 377 libraries worldwide
"Joanne Kilbourn is looking forward to a relaxing weekend at the lake with her children and her new grandchild when murder once more wreaks havoc in Regina, Saskatchewan. A young colleague at the university where Joanne teaches is found stabbed to death in the basement of the library."--Jacket
One fine day you're gonna die by Gail Bowen( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 325 libraries worldwide
Events on Charlie D's radio show take a bizarre turn when one of his callers threatens to kill not only himself but also the young daughter of Charlie's on-air guest, who happens to be an expert on death and dying
Love you to death by Gail Bowen( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 319 libraries worldwide
Charlie D is the host of a successful late-night radio call-in show. His listeners have a particularly intimate relationship with him and often reveal much about themselves, confident that he will honor their trust and that he can save them. But someone is killing some of Charlie D's favorite listeners
A colder kind of death : a Joanne Kilbourn mystery by Gail Bowen( Book )
19 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 286 libraries worldwide
When a prisoner is shot to death in the exercise yard of a Saskatchewan penitentiary, Joanne Kilbourn finds herself haunted by a part of her past she wished had never happened. The dead prisoner is Kevin Tarpley, the man who six years earlier had brutally killed her politician husband, Ian, in a seemingly senseless act alongside the TransCanada Highway. The haunting takes on a more menacing cast several days later when Tarpley's sinister wife, Maureen, is discovered dead in a snow-swept Regina parking lot. A brightly coloured scarf is found wound tightly around her neck, a scarf that belongs to none other than Joanne Kilbourn. Soon this single mother, author, university professor, and TV-show panelist is deemed the "number one" suspect in Maureen Tarpley's demise. Joanne knows there has to be a connection between these two murders. But what is it' A cryptic letter sent to Joanne by Kevin Tarpley just days before his death intimates that Ian Kilbourn's killing may not have been as senseless as first assumed. In fact, there are hints that some of Ian's political colleagues may have been involved. But how deeply and in what way' Then there's the faded photograph of a pretty young woman and her baby that Joanne finds tucked in the wallet of her dead husband. Does it offer any clue to Ian's murder, or to the deaths of the Tarpleys' Warily, Joanne Kilbourn is forced to follow a tangled trail deep into a heartbreaking past she never knew existed. A Colder Kind of Death is the fourth novel featuring Gail Bowen's "reluctant sleuth," Joanne Kilbourn. With its deft mix of wry humour and mayhem, closely observed family scenes and gripping suspense, warm characterization and betrayal, it confirms Gail Bowen's stature as one of the greats of mystery fiction. From the Hardcover edition
The nesting dolls : a Joanne Kilbourn mystery by Gail Bowen( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 257 libraries worldwide
Just hours before her body is found in a rented car in a parking lot, a young woman hands her six-month-old baby to a perfect stranger and disappears. The stranger is the daughter of Delia Wainberg, a lawyer in the same firm as Joanne Kilbourn's husband. One close look at the child suggests that there might be a family relationship, and soon the truth about the child Delia gave up for adoption years ago comes out. Then his mother is found dead, sexually assaulted and murdered. Not only is there a killer on the loose, but the dead woman's spouse is demanding custody of the child
Kaleidoscope : a Joanne Kilbourn mystery by Gail Bowen( Book )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 241 libraries worldwide
On the day Joanne Kilbourn retires from her university teaching post, she has a dream about her first husband (murdered many years ago). Soon, she is forced to experience the truth of what, for most of her life, had just been a good closing line for a political speech. The night after Jo and Zack have dinner with Zack's colleague Margot and one of his law firm's biggest clients, the developer Leland Hunter, Jo and Zack's house is blown up. They're at the lake with daughter Taylor and their dogs, but the house is destroyed. And that is only the first of several terrible incidents. It isn't long before Joanne is witness to events far more distressing than even a destroyed home. She begins to understand what it's like to live in a world where she can count on nothing
Deadly appearances by Gail Bowen( Book )
23 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 218 libraries worldwide
"Andy Boychuk is a successful Saskatchewan politician-until one sweltering August afternoon when the party faithful gather at a picnic. All of the key people in Boychuk's life-family, friends, enemies-are there. Boychuk steps up to the podium to make a speech, takes a sip of water, and drops dead"
The shadow killer by Gail Bowen( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 213 libraries worldwide
"It's Father's Day weekend, and it looks like some of the well-intentioned wisdom that Charlie D dispenses on his late-night radio call-in show might blow up in his face. One young listener seems intent on killing his father and the rest of his family. Unfortunately, no one knows where he is. Time is running out, until Charlie's own long-estranged father enters the picture."--Page 4 of cover
The brutal heart : a Joanne Kilbourn mystery by Gail Bowen( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
Joanne Kilbourn investigates the murder of a prostitute whose client list included the name of Joanne's new husband, Zach
The last good day : a Joanne Kilbourn mystery by Gail Bowen( Book )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 199 libraries worldwide
Joanne rents a summer cottage on a lake an hour outside of Regina, expecting relaxation, but instead finds herself solving a sad combination of suicide and murder
The endless knot : a Joanne Kilbourn mystery by Gail Bowen( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
"When Kathryn Morrissey's sensational book is published, one of the parents, Sam Parker, angrily confronts the author. As a result, he's charged with attempted murder and hires as his defence counsel Zack Shreve, the new love in Joanne Kilbourn's life. At the trial, which Joanne agrees to cover for NationTV, there are two central questions: did Parker intend to kill Morrissey, and does any journalist have the right to abuse the confidence of the people she interviews? On the day of the verdict, Morrissey is brutally murdered, and Joanne's understanding of the knot that forever binds parent and child quickly becomes a far more personal and urgent matter than she ever expected."--Jacket
The thirteenth rose by Gail Bowen( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
Radio personality Charlie D hosts ex-escort Misty de Vol Burgh on a special Valentine's Day show, but the mood turns grim when a caller warns of a plot to kill prostitutes across the country at the rate of one per hour
The gifted : a Joanne Kilbourn mystery by Gail Bowen( Book )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 162 libraries worldwide
"Jo and Zack are both proud and a little concerned when their youngest daughter Taylor -- whose birth mother was a brilliant but notoriously promiscuous artist -- has two paintings chosen for a high-level fund-raising auction. One they've seen; the other, a portrait of a young male artist's model, Taylor has carefully guarded in her studio. Their concern grows when it becomes clear (and quite public) that the young man is the lover of the older socialite who organized the fund-raiser -- and whose husband is Zack's old friend. Soon, an ugly web of infidelity, addiction, and manipulation seems to be weaving itself around the Kilbourn-Shreve family. Jo and Zack are doing their best to keep everyone safe, but when one of the principal players in the drama is found murdered, events begin to spiral, Taylor seems to be drifting further away, and their very darkest fears seem about to be realized" -- from author's web page
The glass coffin : a Joanne Kilbourn mystery by Gail Bowen( Book )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and German and held by 159 libraries worldwide
Joanne Kilbourn takes an instant dislike to her close friend's fiance and when the best man's dead body is found in an alleyway just hours before the wedding, her unease turns into real fear for Jill's safety
12 Rose Street : a Joanne Kilbourn mystery by Gail Bowen( Book )
6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
"Joanne's husband Zack is the leading progressive candidate in a neck-and-neck race, with the existing mayor, for Regina's top job. The tough campaigning is well underway when a disturbing threat disrupts the celebration for the opening of the Racette-Hunter Centre -- a project Zack has been spearheading, intended to benefit the impoverished community of North Central Regina. Joanne soon realizes that sinister interests are working behind the scenes of the election, and another savage act makes clear that someone will stop at nothing to maintain the status quo. The Shreve campaign perseveres, but when Zack's opponents share some shocking information about the past, the revelation sends Joanne reeling. As tensions around the election build, Joanne tries to hold herself together, keep her family intact, and get to the bottom of why a series of violent incidents, seemingly related to the mayoral race, all lead back to a mysterious property in North Central, 12 Rose Street."--
The early investigations of Joanne Kilbourn by Gail Bowen( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Award-winning mystery writer Gail Bowen's first three masterful mysteries featuring amateur sleuth Joanne Kilbourn are now collected in a single volume. In Deadly Appearances, a successful politician sips his water before a speech at a picnic on a sweltering August afternoon and, within seconds, he is dead; in Murder at the Mendel, Joanne's childhood friend may have a far more complicated, far more sordid, and far more deadly past than Joanne knows about; and in The Wandering Soul Murders, a centre for street kids holds a dark and disturbing secret, forcing Joanne to act when her own children are drawn into a web of intrigue that will leave you breathless. From the Trade Paperback edition
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Alternative Names
Bowen, Gail Bartholomew 1942-
Gail Bowen Canadees romanschrijfster
Gail Bowen Canadian writer
Gail Bowen kanadischer Schriftstellerin, Dramatikerin und Hochschullehrerin
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Dutch (8)
German (2)
Chinese (1)
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