This second Gail Bowen omnibus contains her next three masterful mysteries featuring Canada’s favourite amateur sleuth, Joanne Kilbourn. In A Colder Kind of Death, a prisoner is shot to death in the exercise yard of a Saskatchewan penitentiary, and Joanne becomes a suspect when his wife is found strangled; in A Killing Spring, the School of Journalism where Joanne teaches becomes a world of deceit and fear when one of its teachers is found dead in a seedy rooming house; and in Verdict in Blood, Joanne is asked to help solve the case of a tough judge who is found battered to death in a park.
Author of the award-winning Joanne Kilbourn series, Gail Bowen is also head of the English Department at the First Nations University of Canada. Toronto-born, Gail Bowen now lives with her family in Regina.
“Bowen is a national treasure.”
— Ottawa Citizen
“Joanne Kilbourn mysteries are small works of elegance that assume the reader of suspense is after more than blood and guts, that she is looking for the meaning behind a life lived and a life taken.”
— Calgary Herald
“Bowen has a hard eye for the way human ambition can take advantage of human gullibility.”
— Publishers Weekly