The Thirteenth Rose (Rapid Reads)

Happy Canada Day
by Gail Bowen | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 145980225X Global Overview for this book
Registered by winggypsysmomwing of Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on 7/9/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by winggypsysmomwing from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Library Thing Early Readers offered this book in February and gave me a copy. It just came in the mail today. It's pretty short so I think I'll be able to fit it in soon.

Journal Entry 2 by winggypsysmomwing at Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Saturday, May 18, 2013
Apparently this is the fourth Rapid Reads book Gail Bowen has written. They all star Charlie D., a talk radio host in some unnamed Canadian city. Although this is a Rapid Read that doesn't mean it is lacking in suspense.

In this episode it is Valentine's Day and Charlie D. has an ex-escort as his studio guest to talk about love and satisfaction. The ex-escort is also the owner of the studio which was given to her by her billionaire husband as a wedding gift. Another show's host has a considerable following for his conservative and hate-filled views and lately his disciples have taken to violence towards hookers and gays and lesbians and anyone else they consider to be wrong. On Valentine's Day they have increased the violence to murder, vowing to kill one hooker every hour.

It's hard to build a convincing story in a short story format but Gail Bowen has the knack of doing so. I've long been a fan of her mysteries set in Regina but it's nice to see her doing other formats.

I'm going to reserve this book to release it during the Canada Days release challenge.

Released 6 yrs ago (7/1/2013 UTC) at Lake Herman State Park in -- Parks (state and national), South Dakota USA


After seeing a magnificent Great Horned Owl on the hiking path the night before we had to come back in the morning. Noticing the book I had left last night was gone I left this book in the gazebo at the start of the trail. We were delighted when we saw a Northern Cardinal further down the trail, a bird that rarely makes it up into Manitoba.

This release is for the 2013 Canada Days release challenge which seeks to get Canadian books into the hands of new readers. Happy Canada Day!

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