Verdict in Blood (Joanne Kilbourn Mysteries (Paperback))

by Gail Bowen | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0771014899 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winggypsysmomwing of Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on 11/25/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by winggypsysmomwing from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Saturday, November 25, 2006
Gail Bowen's mysteries set in Regina, Saskatchewan and featuring Joanne Kilbourn are usually great so when I saw this one in Goodwill I had to pick it up.

Journal Entry 2 by winggypsysmomwing from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Monday, August 31, 2009
As expected this was another great mystery from a Canadian writer.

In this book, Joanne Kilbourn is spending the Labour Day weekend with her kids, her lover, Alex Kequahtooway, his nephew, Eli and her friend Hilda. Unfortunately Eli disappeared from the CFL game they were attending after he heard a racist remark. Then an early morning call for Hilda reveals that Madame Justice Justine Blackwell, a good friend of Hilda's, has been brutally murdered. Eli turns up but has no recollection of what he did in the intervening time. Although Justine has three grownup daughters, Hilda is asked to deal with the media and handle other matters. Just before her death Justine had asked Hilda to assess her mental capacity because some people thought she was acting irrationally. This irrationality was based on the fact that Justine had realized she had treated accused persons who appeared before her callously and she was trying to make amends. Hilda decides to continue the job Justine gave her. Joanne has her hands full with the start of school, the birth of her first grandchild and helping Alex with Eli but Justine's death hangs over them all.

Joanne is a superwoman. She teaches, she appears on a TV show, she's a great mom and a good cook. She even gardens and maintains a home and she has time to be in a loving relationship that brings its own trials. On top of all that, she solves crimes. When I'm reading these books Bowen makes it all sound so plausible but now I'm done I think it's a good thing this is a work of fiction. Nobody could be that perfect! But it does make for a captivating read.

I left this book on top of the map box on the trail sign at Spray Lake. When we passed by later it was already gone. This release is for the 2010 Canada Day release challenge.

NOTE: This book was actually released on Sunday, July 4, 2010 at about 3 pm.

Journal Entry 4 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at -- Parks (National and Provincial) --, Manitoba Canada on Thursday, July 08, 2010
Book found in Duck Mountain National Park, not read yet !

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