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Fiction Women Sleuths

What's Left Behind

by (author) Gail Bowen

Publisher
McClelland & Stewart
Initial publish date
Aug 2017
Category
Women Sleuths, Amateur Sleuth, General
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780771024030
    Publish Date
    Mar 2016
    List Price
    $32.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780771024054
    Publish Date
    Aug 2017
    List Price
    $19.95

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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.

About the author

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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Editorial Reviews

Praise for 12 Rose Street:
 • "12 Rose Street is the 15th in this series and, unlike many long-running characters, Kilbourn shows no signs of weakness. In fact, Bowen (and Kilbourn) have had a surge of political and murderous energy. . . . Definitely one of Bowen's best." Globe and Mail
 • "There is death, injury, and at least one awful past crime of power and conspiracy to fuel the campaign and the novel. . . . And it's that steady, solid, self-scrutinizing character . . . that probably most accounts for Bowen's loyal readership, and her multi-award-winning success over 25 years of Joanne Kilbourn novels." London Free Press
 • "All is revealed in breathtaking fashion. . . .The book offers as always the set pieces of domestic bliss that are expected staples of the Kilbourn saga. . . . But amidst all of this warm and cosy stuff, the book presents a shocker of a development." Toronto Star

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