The Endless Knot

Author: Gail Bowen
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 1551992469
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The tenth novel in the highly acclaimed Joanne Kilbourn series features the murderous fallout of a tell-all book on the troubled adult children of Canadian celebrities. When journalist Kathryn Morrissey’s sensational book on the lives of thirteen adult children of prominent Canadians is published, one of the parents, Sam Parker, is furious enough to take a pot shot at the author, grazing her shoulder. Charges are laid, and Joanne’s new beau, Zack Shreve, is hired by Parker as his defence counsel. At the trial, which Joanne is covering for NationTV, Shreve focuses the jury’s attention not on who shot whom, but on why — on the ethics governing the relationship between a journalist and her subject. Morrissey’s betrayal of her subjects opens up questions about an even more serious betrayal — the betrayal of children by their parents. While everyone condemns Parker for taking a gun to Morrissey, no one can fault his defence of his only child, Glen, a transsexual. The mutual love and commitment between this father and child stands in stark contrast to the alienation between Howard Dowhaniuk, Saskatchewan’s former premier, and his son, Charlie. On the day of the verdict, Morrissey is brutally murdered, and Joanne’s investigation quickly has her trying to unravel the endless knot of the relationship between parent and child. A deeply affecting novel of trust and betrayal, The Endless Knot is a superb mystery by a virtuoso of the genre. From the Hardcover edition.

The Joanne Kilbourn Mysteries 6 Book Bundle Volume 3

Author: Gail Bowen
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 0771030320
Format: PDF, ePub
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"A treat for long-time fans as well as a perfect introduction for newcomers to this classic series of dramatic mysteries featuring Joanne Kilbourn, from "the queen of Canadian crime fiction." (Winnipeg Free Press) In The Last Good Day, Joanne meets the tough-yet-tender criminal lawyer and paraplegic playboy Zack Shreve, who will soon take on a key role in her life. The occasion is tragic; a young legal colleague of Zack's plunges his car into a northern lake only hours after beginning to tell Joanne a disturbing secret. In The Endless Knot, Zack and Joanne find themselves enmeshed in a violent crime. Their diverging loyalties and obligations test their growing relationship. It is put under strain again in The Brutal Heart, when a birthday barbecue is interrupted by a phone call informing Zack of the suspicious death of a local call girl -- one whose gilt-edged client list once included Zack himself. The Nesting Dolls begins in a blizzard. A young woman hands a baby to a friend of Joanne's teenage daughter and disappears. Hours later, the young woman's body is found in a parking lot. Soon, two women with compelling claims are fighting over the child and again, Zack and Joanne find themselves on different sides of a confict that threatens to tear more than one family apart. In Kaleidoscope, Joanne has just retired from her university career, and is looking forward to a summer at the family cottage. Only a last-minute change of plans keeps the Kilbourn-Shreve clan from tragedy when their home, and Joanne's own past, become flashpoints in an increasingly deadly battle between developers and activists over the future of a troubled neighbourhood. The Gifted focuses on Joanne and Zack's teenage daughter, Taylor, who is already an impressively talented artist. Taylor falls under the spell of a beautiful but damaged young artists' model, and soon Joanne discovers not only that the young man has dark secrets but that at least one of her own friends may be complicit in a plan that could put Taylor's life at risk. The bundle includes an excerpt from the 15th in Joanne Kilbourn series, 12 Rose Street, as well as a Q & A with the author.

A Killing Spring

Author: Gail Bowen
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 1551996138
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Gail Bowen, winner of the 1995 Arthur Ellis Award for best crime novel for her last Joanne Kilbourn mystery, A Colder Kind of Death, is back – with her most daring mystery to date. In the horrifying opening paragraph of A Killing Spring, Reed Gallagher, the head of the School of Journalism at the university where Joanne Kilbourn teaches, is found dead in a seedy rooming house. He is dressed in women’s lingerie, with an electric cord around his neck. Suicide, the police say. A clear case of accidental suicide. But for Joanne, who takes on the thankless task of breaking the news to Gallagher’s wife, this death is just the first in a series of misfortunes that rock her life, both professional and personal. A few days after Gallagher’s death, the School of Journalism is vandalized – its offices and computers are trashed, and homophobic graffiti are sprayed everywhere. Then an unattractive and unpopular journalism student in Joanne’s politics class stops coming to school after complaining to an unbelieving Joanne that she’s being sexually harassed. Clearly, all is not as well at the university as Joanne had thought. Nor is all well in her love life after the casual racism of a stranger drives a wedge between Joanne and her lover, Inspector Alex Kequahtooway. To make matters worse, Joanne is unceremoniously fired by her best friend from the weekly political panel on Nationtv, which she’s being doing for years. Badly shaken by these calamities, Joanne struggles to carry cheerfully on. Action, she knows, is better for her than moping. She decides to find out why her student has stopped coming to class, and in doing so, Joanne steps unknowingly into an on-campus world of fear and deceit and murder. From the Hardcover edition.

12 Rose Street

Author: Gail Bowen
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 0771024029
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The indomitable Joanne Kilbourn is back! From beloved author Gail Bowen comes the 15th installment in the nationally bestselling series. For readers of Louise Penny, Ruth Rendell, and Peter Robinson. 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. A gripping novel about family and friendship, competition and betrayal, 12 Rose Street confirms why Gail Bowen is indeed the "queen of Canadian crime fiction" (Winnipeg Free Press).

The Brutal Heart

Author: Gail Bowen
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 1551992337
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The bestselling Gail Bowen returns with a gripping story of marriage, politics, sex, and murder. With a general election just weeks away, Joanne Kilbourn is following the campaign of Ginny Monaghan, a woman who has her eyes set on the leadership of the federal Conservative Party and whose success depends, not so much on the election-day poll, but on the outcome of a custody battle she’s fighting with her ex. Joanne thinks this is perfect material for a TV program she’s putting together on women and party politics. Happy to be back in the political fray that used to be her life during her first marriage, Joanne is soon also glad of the distraction it provides. A local call girl has been murdered — a woman whose regular clientele included several of Regina’s most prominent lawyers, including — until he met Joanne — her own husband, Zach Shreve. Her new marriage creaking under the strain of this revelation, Joanne throws herself into her project — and into finding out why the dead woman had started to threaten her clients with blackmail, an investigation that leads to the truth — and to death. In The Brutal Heart, Bowen expertly mixes the ingredients of marriage, family, politics, and murder into a constantly surprising and compulsively readable story. From the Hardcover edition.

The Last Good Day

Author: Gail Bowen
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Limited
ISBN: 0771013493
Format: PDF
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"Joanne's vacation in Lawyer's Bay is brought to an abrupt end when a car plunges into the lake on a summer night. At the wheel was Chris Altieri, a young lawyer who had, only hours before, begun to tell Joanne of a disturbing secret. Saddened by the death of this young man, Joanne begins asking his friends why he would do such a thing. But the group of powerful lawyers--the self-named 'Winners' Circle'--who summer together in the gated enclave begin to close ranks and the strangeness grows when Joanne's former lover, Inspector Kequahtooway, arrives. Why would the police need to investigate what appears to be an obvious suicide? Joanne's instincts tell her that something is terribly wrong; to find out anything more, she must tread lightly around some very powerful--and possibly dangerous--people."--P. [4] of cover.

A Colder Kind of Death

Author: Gail Bowen
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Limited
ISBN: 0771013175
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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

Author: Gail Bowen
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 0771012772
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Just hours before her body is found in a car in a parking lot, a young woman hands her 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. The boy must be Delia's grandson. Then his mother is found dead, sexually assaulted and murdered. Not only is there a killer on the loose, but the dead woman's partner is demanding custody of the child. From the Hardcover edition.

Flavia de Luce 9 Der Tod sitzt mit im Boot

Author: Alan Bradley
Publisher: Penhaligon Verlag
ISBN: 3641216192
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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»Die Flavia-de-Luce-Romane sind Kult.« Mail on Sunday Wie sieht für Sie der typische Ermittler aus? Männlich, mittelalt, ein bisschen brummig, mit einer aufgeweckten jungen Kollegin an seiner Seite? Denken Sie um! Denn kaum jemand hat eine so hohe Erfolgsquote, was die Lösung von Kriminalfällen betrifft, wie Flavia de Luce: zwölf Jahre alt, auf liebenswerte Weise ein bisschen naseweiß, begnadete Chemikerin, an ihrer Seite nur ihr treues Fahrrad Gladys. Auch in diesem ungewöhnlich heißen Sommer in England kreuzt während eines Bootsausflugs mit ihrer Familie eine Leiche Flavias Weg. Der tote Mann ist in blaue Seide gehüllt und trägt einen einzelnen roten Ballettschuh. Als auch noch drei Klatschtanten in der ortsansässigen Kirche dran glauben müssen, läuft Flavias zauberhafte Spürnase erneut zu Hochtouren auf.

Agatha Raisin und die tote G rtnerin

Author: M. C. Beaton
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3838753933
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ENGLISCHER LANDHAUS-KRIMI MIT KULTSTATUS Home Sweet Home. Als Agatha Raisin nach einer anstrengenden Weltreise ihr Cotswolds-Cottage betritt, ist sie heilfroh, endlich wieder zu Hause zu sein. Die Freude währt allerdings nicht lange, denn in Agathas Abwesenheit hat ihr attraktiver Nachbar James doch tatsächlich mit einer anderen Frau angebandelt. Mary Fortune heißt das blutjunge Ding, das leidenschaftlich gern gärtnert - ganz im Gegensatz zu Agatha. Trotzdem ist diese sich sicher, die unliebsame Konkurrentin in der bevorstehenden Gartenschau zu übertrumpfen. Doch dazu kommt es erst gar nicht, denn ausgerechnet Agatha stolpert eines Nachts über Marys Leiche - und die steckt kopfüber in einem Blumenkübel. AGATHA RAISINS DRITTER FALL. "Ein absolutes Juwel" PUBLISHERS WEEKLY