Crime writer Gail Bowen reads from latest book

partial cover of the book kaleidoscope

cover of the book kaleidoscopeAuthor Gail Bowen will read from her latest book, Kaleidoscope, in the award-winning Joanne Kilbourn mystery series next week.

The 13th book in the series, Kaleidoscope, promises to be the best of them all after some really bad things happen extremely close to home for the main protagonist, Joanne, who may never be quite the same again.

Bowen will read Wednesday, May 9, from 12 to 1:30pm, on the main level of the York University Bookstore, York Lanes, Keele campus. Everyone is welcome to attend the event hosted by the York University Bookstore, Canadian Writers in Person series and York’s Department of Humanities in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. Light refreshments will be provided.

The Joanne Kilbourn mysteries have made Bowen, head of the English Department at the First Nations University of Canada, one of this country’s most popular crime writers. Her first book in the series, Deadly Appearances(1990), was nominated for the W.H. Smith Books in Canada award for best first novel, while her fourth book, A Colder Kind of Death (1994), won the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award. She has also written five plays that have been produced across Canada and several of her mysteries have been made into TV movies starring Wendy Crewson as Joanne.

In Kaleidoscope, Joanne is soon forced to experience the truth of what, for most of her life, had just been a good closing line for a political speech – ʺsecurity for any one of us lies in greater abundance for all of us.ʺ This after her and Zackʹs house blows up while they’re at the lake with daughter Taylor and their dogs. But this is only the first of several terrible incidents and Joanne begins to understand what it’s like to live in a world where she can count on nothing.