Books by Gail Bowen

KALEIDOSCOPE by Gail Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 28, 2012

"As usual in Joanne's world (Burying Ariel, 2000, etc.), the vicissitudes of the plot are less memorable than the celebrations of ongoing life: two weddings, a child birth, several parties and a great deal of civilized but enthusiastic connubial sex."
A pitched battle over the redevelopment of a troubled area of town reminds Joanne Kilbourn that her beloved Regina, the capital of Saskatchewan, Canada, is prone to all the troubles of modern cities, including murder. Read full book review >
BURYING ARIEL by Gail Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 21, 2001

"Not the tidiest mystery ever, but Bowen (The Wandering Soul Murders, 1994, etc.) transcends her academic background to provide a rare sort of comfort food: characters whose commitment to tough ideals makes them worth caring about despite the secrets that can drive them to murder—and worse."
Not even the engagement of Rosalie Norman, the administrative assistant at Joanne Kilbourn's political science department in Regina, Saskatchewan, can stem the pitched battles among the staff. Read full book review >
THE WANDERING SOUL MURDERS by Gail Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 17, 1994

"With her rare talent for plumbing emotional pain, Bowen makes you feel the shock of murder and other horrors as acutely as she does her most reasonable fears about her children's lovers."
Once again, Bowen's Canadian earth mother/university teacher Joanne Kilbourn has to wrestle with the everyday hurt of family love: her daughter Mieka is planning a wedding to the daughter of the politically conservative Harris family; her son Peter's unsuitable girlfriend Christy Sinclair has just popped up again; and Joanne has adopted Sally Love's young daughter Taylor (Love and Murder, 1993). Read full book review >
LOVE AND MURDER by Gail Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 20, 1993

"A superior debut."
About the only people controversial artist Sally Love hasn't offended by her Erotobiography exhibit in Saskatoon's Mendel Gallery- -aside from Clea Poole, loyal manager of Sally's womanswork gallery- -are her outsized mother Nina; her husband, gallery director Stuart Lachlan; her grizzled former lover Izaak Levin; and her childhood friend Joanne Kilbourn, recently returned to teach at the university- -and these are exactly the people who become the main suspects when Clea is killed shortly after Sally announces that she's sold womanswork. Read full book review >