Gail Bowen
Gail Bowen is a Canadian author of mystery novels, in addition to being a playwright. She writes the Joanne Kilbourn series and the Charlie D series. Gail was born in Toronto, Ontario and attended the University of Toronto, the University of Waterloo and the University of Saskatchewan. She went on to teach English at the First Nations University of Canada. Several of her Joanne Kilbourn novels have been made into TV movies that have aired on Canadian television, produced by Shaftesbury Films and CTV.

Gail Bowen’s debut as a novelist was in 1986 with the novella 1919: The Love Letters of George and Adelaide, co-authored by Ron Marken. Her debut solo novel was Deadly Appearances in 1990. Below is a list of Gail Bowen’s books in order of when they were first released:

Publication Order of Joanne Kilbourn Books


Deadly Appearances(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder at the Mendel(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wandering Soul Murders(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Colder Kind of Death(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Killing Spring(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Verdict in Blood(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Burying Ariel(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Glass Coffin(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Good Day(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Endless Knot(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Brutal Heart(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Nesting Dolls(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kaleidoscope(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gifted(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
12 Rose Street(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
What's Left Behind(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Charlie D Books


Love You to Death(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
One Fine Day You're Gonna Die(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Shadow Killer(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Thirteenth Rose(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


1919: The Love Letters of George and Adelaide(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Omnibus Books


Joanne Kilbourn: Her Early Investigations(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Further Investigations of Joanne Kilbourn(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gail Bowen Bundle(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Joanne Kilbourn Mysteries 6-Book Bundle(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: Murder at the Mendel was also published as Love and Murder.

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Gail Bowen Synopsis: Love You to Death is the first Charlie D mystery novel by Gail Bowen. Charlie D is a successful host of a late-night radio talk show. His listeners have a particularly intimate relationship with him and often reveal a lot about their lives, confident that he is trustworthy and that he can help them. In their minds, he is perfect: one of life’s winners. But Charlie feels like a fake. His easy confidence on-air belies the reality for a man born with a wine-colored birthmark that covers half his face. Love You to Death spans one hour on “The World According to Charlie D” – an hour during which he must both discover the long-time listener who is killing the people who trust him and attempt to come to terms with the man behind the birthmark.


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