Kaleidoscope (A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery, #13)

About the Author: Gail Bowen

Gail Dianne Bowen n e Bartholomew is a Canadian playwright and writer of mystery novels Born in Toronto, Ontario, Bowen was educated at the University of Toronto, the University of Waterloo and the University of Saskatchewan She subsequently taught English in Saskatchewan, and is currently a professor of English at First Nations University of Canada Bowen s mystery novels feature Joanne Kilbo Gail Dianne Bowen n e Bartholomew is a Canadian playwright and writer of mystery novels Born in Toronto, Ontario, Bowen was educated at the University of Toronto, the University of Waterloo and the University of Saskatchewan She subsequently taught English in Saskatchewan, and is currently a professor of English at First Nations University of Canada Bowen s mystery novels feature Joanne Kilbourn, a widowed mother, political analyst and university professor who finds herself occasionally involved in criminal investigations in various parts of Saskatchewan Many have been adapted as Canadian television movies by Shaftesbury Films.Series Joanne Kilbourn MysteryAwards Arthur Ellis Award Best Novel 1995 A Colder Kind of Death


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  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • Kaleidoscope (A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery, #13)
  • Gail Bowen
  • English
  • 06 October 2018
  • 0771016891

Kaleidoscope (A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery, #13) The Thirteenth In Gail Bowen S Beloved And Award Winning Joanne Kilbourn Mystery Series Promises To Be The Best Of Them All Some Very Bad Things Happen Very, Very Close To Home, And Joanne May Never Be Quite The Same Again Security For Any One Of Us Lies In Greater Abundance For All Of Us For Many Years, This Was The Core Of Joanne S Political Beliefs, But For A Number Of Reasons, She Has Drifted Away From It But On The Day Joanne Retires From Her University Teaching Post, She Has A Dream About Her First Husband Murdered Many Years Ago , And This Line Comes Back Vividly In It Soon, She Is Forced To Experience The Truth Of What, For Most Of Her Life, Had Just Been A Good Closing Line For A Political Speech The Night After Jo And Zack Have Dinner With Zack S Colleague Margot And One Of His Law Firm S Biggest Clients, The Developer Leland Hunter, Jo And Zack S House Is Blown Up They Re At The Lake With Daughter Taylor And Their Dogs, But The House Is Destroyed And That Is Only The First Of Several Terrible Incidents It Isn T Long Before Joanne Is Witness To Events Far Distressing Than Even A Destroyed Home She Begins To Understand What It S Like To Live In A World Where She Can Count On Nothing.

10 thoughts on “Kaleidoscope (A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery, #13)

  1. PrairieReader says:

    I read the first few Joanne Kilbourn books years ago, then picked up again with The Nesting Dolls I really disliked all the acquaintance coincidences going on in Kaleidoscope It seemed everyone, even subplot characters, were interconnected, which seemed entirely implausible The developer is marrying Joanne s husband s law partner the developer s adversary is dating Joanne s daughter the developer s son has a relationship with Joanne s other daughter the ex wife of the developer s careg I read the first few Joanne Kilbourn books years ago, then picked up again with The Nesting Dolls I really disliked all the acquaintance coincidences going on in Kaleidoscope It se...

  2. Carolyn says:

    Not my favorite Gail Bowen mystery Is it just my imagination or is Joanne drinking a lotthese days Martinis in the afternoon, drinks before dinner, with dinner, before bed.how does she solve any mysteries

  3. Lori says:

    3.5 stars actually and a better novel than the last couple in this series I have become disappointed in how far Joanne had come from her old, amazing self in the earlier books Since her marriage to Zack, I have disliked the person she s become rich, privileged, leading the perfect life with her perfect but rather icked...

  4. Toni Osborne says:

    Book 13, in the Joanne Kilbourn mystery seriesFrom time to time I like to pick up one of the books in this series I admit I have not been reading them in order, however I feel each one can be equally enjoyed on its own With great skill of the pen, Ms Bowen brings us up to date and gives another thread of Joanne life, her family and friends In this latest installment, the political science professor Joanne Kilbourn is looking forward to retirement and spending the summer with her husband Zac Book 13, in the Joanne Kilbourn mystery seriesFrom time to time I like to pick up one of the books in this series I admit I have not been reading them in order, however I feel each one can be equally enjoyed on its own With great skill of the pen, Ms Bowen brings us up to date and gives another thread of Joanne life, her family and friends In this latest installment, the political science professor Joanne Kilbourn is looking forward to retirement and spending the summer with her husband Zack and young daughter at their cottage on Lawyer s Bay While at the cottage and just starting to sample retirement life she receives a call from a city detective to warn them they may be a target, someone has detonated a bomb in their garage destroying part of their city home They fear there may be a coincidence, the night before they had dinner with a very controversial individual Leland Hunter, a land developer and one of Jack s biggest clients Hunter s model proj...

  5. Beth Mills says:

    In Bowen s newest mystery Joanne Kilbourn s growing friendship with a controversial real estate mogul and her lawyer husband s defense of a sleazy slumlord accused of murder are causing friction with family and friends as well as public outcry When Joanne s home is bombed her life is turned upside down Was Joanne the target Her husband Are there clues buried in the past Forced into urgent soul searching has she drifted away from what is most important over the years Joanne trieds to keep In Bowen s newest mystery Joanne Kilbourn s growing friendship with a controversial real estate mogul and her lawyer husband s defense of a sleazy slumlord accused of murder are causing friction with family and friends as well as public outcry When Joanne s home is bombed her life is turned upside down Was Joanne the target Her husband Are there clues buried in the past Forced into urgent soul searching has she drifted away from what is most important over the years Jo...

  6. Annette Bower says:

    Gail Bowen explores the vast differences between those who have and those who don t in Kaleidoscope There are two opposing views in this novel, one black and one white If both of the issues remain separate nothing will change but with the blending of the two grey can become the new order.Joanne has always been on the other side of poor but she has an empathetic approach when she helps the less fortunate Throughout her life she helped one person at a time In Kaleidoscope she hopes to influenc Gail Bowen explores the vast differences between those who have and those who don t in Kaleidoscope There are two opposing views in this novel, one black and one white If both of...

  7. Roberta says:

    Another good, solid Joanne Kilbourne mystery I like the reality of this series and the Saskatchewan setting I particularly like the way Joanne s life, and the people in it, evolves with each new installment and I like what seems to be a growing focus on community activism The mystery was easy to solve very early on but that didn t detract from the story and the motivation was a surprise One quibble I do have is...

  8. Debbie says:

    One of the better ones in this series Although I still don t care for the main character, Joanne And her daughter is getting on my nerves too In fact most of the regulars in these books are unrelatable to me And I am sick of Joanne and her husband having sex on every other chapter They are in their late 50 s, busy careers and he is a parapalegic and they havesex than I had in my 20 s But maybe I am just jealous Anyways, the social and economic tensions between the haves and have not One of the better ones in this series Although I still don t c...

  9. Penny says:

    Enjoyed the local setting as always, and this entry into the series is much better than the last However, Bowen seems to be veering quite far from the mystery format yes, there s a murder but Joanne has pretty much nothi...

  10. Maureen Ulrich says:

    Kaleidoscope is not one of Bowen s best mysteries, but as always, I am inspired by the way she uses a social issue in our province in this case crime and poverty in North Central Regina to underscore the plot.