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Verdict in Blood (A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery #6)

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Joanne Kilbourn is a 51-year-old professor of political science, broadcaster, mother, lover, and amateur crime solver based in Regina, Saskatchewan. She's an original and immensely appealing character, totally believable in all her roles. In five previous installments, author Gail Bowen has supplied such a convincing array of details about her family, friends, and the land ...more
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Published June 21st 2011 by McClelland & Stewart (first published September 5th 1998)
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Joanne Kilbourn is someone to whom you really do not want to become close - all her friends and relations have terrible things happen to them. Her police inspector lover Alex Kequahtooway has been mentoring his nephew Eli, who has serious psychological problems, and that 16 year old has gone missing during a Rough Riders football game and does not appear till the next day. In the meantime Alex is set to investigate the bludgeoning death of a Supreme Court judge after a party she gave to celebrat ...more
Feb 11, 2015 Twyla rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This was actually a decent book, but I can't post a decent review. As usual you can guess at the killer but probably won't get it right. And I found a couple of tipOs.
David W.
Apr 30, 2015 David W. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Liked this one the best
But they have become almost an obsession to read
But as I am reading them in order I have only one more book to read before I would have to read out of the sequence. Anyone have a copy of "The Glass Coffin" :)
I do have to slow down though. Took only a day and a half to read.
Mar 22, 2014 D1wata rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love the protagonist! Strong, educated, professional and independent: A woman I'd like to know/befriend. Plot line... Meh. Interesting to read about Canadian race relations in here, nice bonus.
I had read a few Joanne Kilborn books in the '90s. This one kept my interest. A quick read.
Apr 13, 2010 Barbara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Browsing the mystery shelves at the library found me this one which is part of a series featuring Joanne Kilbourn, a female Canadian sleuth. Kilbourn is a political science professor and amateur detective. I enjoyed the setting and the plot and characterizations were good. I would get another by this author.
Apr 07, 2012 Debbie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the better books in Gail Bowen's series. The mystery is good and I didn't figure out who the murderer was so that is good. On the downside, I really don't like the heroine of these books. I find her cold and a bit out of touch with other people's feelings. Nice, quick and entertaining read though.
Feb 17, 2013 Nancy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just discovered this Canadian mystery writer. So glad, but unfortunately among the three libraries I frequent, only this book showed up. She writes deftly about murder, family relationships, and social justice issues. What's not to like?
See other reviews of Bowen's work. Gail Bowen has carved out an interesting niche with mystery stories set in Saskatchewan and featuring University professor Joanna Kilbourn.
Jan 19, 2010 Bill rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
An author from my hometown in Canada. Was OK---but I recognized a lot of the streets
The 6th book in her series. Really enjoying it.
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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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