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The Endless Knot (A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery #10)

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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 a
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Published August 9th 2011 by McClelland & Stewart (first published 2006)
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Toni Osborne
Feb 08, 2009 Toni Osborne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sam Parker is furious and confronts Kathryn Morrissey about her recent novel which reveals secrets concerning the children of prominent Canadians. Frustrated with her reaction, he shots her, grazing her shoulder and charges are laid. Zack Shreve (Joanne's new love) is hired as his defence counsel. During the trial, everyone condemns Parker for his action but no one blames him for coming to the defense of his only child, Glen, a transsexual. On the day of the verdict, Morrissey is brutally murder ...more
Apr 28, 2012 Debbie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I am starting to sound like a broken record concerning this mystery series and this book is no exception. The books are readable definitely but I don't like most of the main characters. In this book I took umbrage with Joanne discussing an especially disturbing adult book about bad parenting and the shattered lives of the children they parented with her 10 year old daughter. I know the girl is mature but give me a break, she is 10! Also, her older daughter's behavior came out of left field and d ...more
Jun 13, 2007 Kim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amongst mysteries and suspense I consider this book to be a pure gem. The author is from Regina and her stories all take place in Saskatchewan, mostly in Regina. Of course the fact that I am from Saskatchewan myself adds to the enjoyment, but Gail Bowen has exactly captured the feel of my hometown province. The characters all seem very real, to the point that if I were to meet the author and talk to her about her books, I would have trouble remembering that her books are works of fiction and mig ...more
Aug 22, 2011 Peggy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, canadian
#10 in the series (12 to date as of 2011). This one is slightly different because the bulk of the book is a courtroom case, and there is not a murder until almost the end. Joanne Kilbourn, the English prof/amateur sleuth is asked to cover the trial for Nation TV because she knows those involved, and she is on sabbatical. The theme of parents betraying children runs through the book, and is illustrated in various ways.
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Oct 24, 2014 Wisewebwoman rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ho-hum
I've enjoyed Gail Bowen's series in the past but this one left me shrugging. I didn't care for the love story threaded through it, far too unbelievable and I sensed the "who-dun-it" from about the middle onwards.

Perhaps the series has run its course.

Jo Kilbourn seems far too good to be true.
Mar 02, 2012 Grace rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good mystery. Surprise ending that I guess I should have seen. The advantage I have is I live in the city that the book takes place in. Seeing in my mind the places that she writes about adds to the enjoyment of the book. Also, seeing the cozy second story sunroom that she writes in and meeting the author herself was thrilling to say the least.
Natashya KitchenPuppies
A joy to savour, The Endless Knot is an intelligent and entertaining literary mystery.
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Jul 19, 2014 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
More a 31/2 star, because I found some of the characters' behavior to be...well, out of character. I also simply do not buy that Joanne would be asked to provide TV commentary for a trial where her love interest is the defense attorney. But these books are so compelling, I can't stay mad.
Mar 25, 2012 Meg rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
didn't read this one either... HELP
Sep 27, 2013 Laura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an outstanding novelist. All of her books have pulled me into the story. Wonderful background with interesting details.
David W.
these things are addictive
I didn't enjoy this book as much as some of the previous in the series. I felt like this plot did not hang together quite as well as most of the books by this author.
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Gail Dianne Bowen (née Bartholomew) is a Canadian playwright and writer of mystery novels. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Bowen was educated at the University of Toronto, the University of Waterloo and the University of Saskatchewan. She subsequently taught English in Saskatchewan, and is currently a professor of English at First Nations University of Canada. Bowen's mystery novels feature Joanne Kilbo ...more
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