About The Joanne Kilbourn Mysteries 6-Book Bundle Volume 3
“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.
GAIL BOWEN’s first Joanne Kilbourn mystery, Deadly Appearances (1990), was nominated for the W.H. Smith/Books in Canada Best First Novel Award, and A Colder Kind of Death (1995) won the Arthur Ellis Award for best crime novel; all 14 (and… More about Gail Bowen
“Bowen is a master of ramping up suspense.” —Ottawa Citizen
“I love this series. . . . Bowen does it all with panache.” —Margaret Cannon, Globe and Mail
“The Joanne Kilbourn mysteries are small works of elegance that assume the reader of suspense is after more than blood and guts, that she is looking for the meaning behind a life lived and a life taken.” —Calgary Herald