Gail Bowen


Born
in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
September 22, 1942

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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 Kilbourn, a widowed mother, political analyst and university professor who finds herself occasionally involved in criminal investigations in various parts of Saskatchewan. Many have been adapted as Canadian television movies by Shaftesbury Films.

Series:
* Joanne Kilbourn Mystery

Awards:
Arthur Ellis Award
◊ Best Novel (1995): A Colder Kind of Death

Average rating: 3.72 · 6,717 ratings · 746 reviews · 36 distinct worksSimilar authors
Deadly Appearances (A Joann...

3.65 avg rating — 611 ratings — published 1990 — 13 editions
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Murder at the Mendel (A Joa...

3.67 avg rating — 429 ratings — published 2000 — 9 editions
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The Wandering Soul Murders ...

3.85 avg rating — 383 ratings — published 1992 — 9 editions
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A Killing Spring (A Joanne ...

3.84 avg rating — 350 ratings — published 1996 — 8 editions
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A Colder Kind of Death (A J...

3.83 avg rating — 364 ratings — published 1994 — 7 editions
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Verdict in Blood (A Joanne ...

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3.81 avg rating — 315 ratings — published 1998 — 6 editions
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The Gifted (A Joanne Kilbou...

3.70 avg rating — 359 ratings — published 2013 — 8 editions
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The Nesting Dolls (A Joanne...

3.75 avg rating — 338 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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Burying Ariel (A Joanne Kil...

3.74 avg rating — 324 ratings — published 2000 — 6 editions
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The Last Good Day (A Joanne...

3.82 avg rating — 324 ratings — published 2004 — 6 editions
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“Victoria Park looks like every other inner-city park in every other city in Canada; a large and handsome memorial to the war dead surrounded by a square block of hard-tracked grass and benches where people can sit and look at statues of politicians or at flower beds planted with petunias and marigolds, the cheap and the hardy, downtown survivors.”
Gail Bowen

“Its an onion tree. Every time Sam takes off an onion, two more will grow in its place.”
Gail Bowen, The Wandering Soul Murders
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