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Fiction Women Sleuths

What’s Left Behind

by (author) Gail Bowen

read by Athena Karkanis

Publisher
ECW Press
Initial publish date
May 2022
Category
Women Sleuths, General, Amateur Sleuth
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    ISBN
    9781773058924
    Publish Date
    May 2022
    List Price
    $31.99

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Description

 

From the “Queen of Canadian crime fiction” (Winnipeg Free Press) comes the 16th instalment of the much-loved Joanne Kilbourn series.

The latest novel in the Joanne Kilbourn Shreve series opens in the month of May, a time of beginnings when all things seem possible. Joanne’s husband, Zack, recently elected mayor of Regina, is optimistic that he can garner the public support necessary to make Regina a city that works — not just for the few, but for the many. Their oldest son Peter is marrying Maisie Crawford, a woman as clever and forthright as she is lovely. Their lakeside wedding is a dream come true, but when a former lover of a member of the bridal party shows up, the dream becomes a nightmare. Before the bride's bouquet has wilted, there's an act of sickening cruelty; soon afterwards, there’s a murder.

Devastated, Joanne and Zack search for answers. As it becomes increasingly unclear whether political agendas, shattered romance, or a secret buried deep in the past have motivated the crimes, the loyalties of the Shreve family are tested. A gripping mystery with a social conscience, this is a novel of high stakes and innocence lost.

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About the authors

Gail Bowen’s bestselling mystery series featuring Joanne Kilbourn will number an even dozen titles with the publication of The Nesting Dolls in August 2010. The first six books in the series have appeared as made-for-television movies with world-wide distribution. Winner of both the Arthur Ellis Best Novel Award and the Derrick Murdoch Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Crime Writers of Canada, in 2008 Bowen was named ’Canada’s Best Mystery Novelist’ by Reader’s Digest. She was selected as oneof "The 100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authors" for an upcoming Library Unlimited reference book.

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Awards

  • Short-listed, Saskatchewan Book Awards

Editorial Reviews

 

“Gail Bowen has managed to keep her characters and her plots fresh … This is definitely one of Bowen’s best.” — Globe and Mail

“Bowen has a loyal and growing fan base who are always clamouring for more, and they will not be disappointed by this latest entry in the canon.” — Ottawa Review of Books

 

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