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Verdict in Blood (A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery #6)

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Verdict in Blood is Gail Bowen’s sixth novel featuring Joanne Kilbourn, one of Canada’s most beloved sleuths. Teacher, friend, lover, single mother, and now grandmother, Joanne has a quick intelligence and a boundless compassion, which repeatedly get her into – and out of – trouble.

In Verdict in Blood, Joanne’s good friend Hilda McCourt is visiting her in Regina, Saskatche
Hardcover, 264 pages
Published September 5th 1998 by McClelland & Stewart
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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
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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.
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Apr 30, 2015 David W. rated it really liked it
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
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.
Mar 02, 2015 Stephanie rated it liked it
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
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
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
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?
Aug 22, 2009 Peter rated it liked it
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
An author from my hometown in Canada. Was OK---but I recognized a lot of the streets
Sep 04, 2010 Sherry added it
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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