Joanne Kilbourn

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 45 ratings

The Deadly Appearances Publisher's Summary

The first of Gail Bowen’s popular Joanne Kilbourn mystery series, originally published in print in 1990 and reprinted again and again, as well as leading to a popular TV series, is now available in audio.

Andy Boychuk is a successful Saskatchewan politician - until one sweltering August afternoon when the party faithful gather at a picnic. All of the key people in Boychuk’s life - family, friends, enemies - are there. Boychuk steps up to the podium to make a speech, takes a sip of water, and drops dead.

Joanne Kilbourn, in her début as Canada’s leading amateur sleuth, is soon on the case, delving into Boychuk’s history. What she finds are a Bible college that’s too good to be true, a woman with a horrifying and secret past, and a murderer who’s about to strike again.

©1990 Gail Bowen (P)2012 Post Hypnotic Press Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Deadly Appearances

    • A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Gail Bowen
    • Narrated by: Lisa Bunting
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Andy Boychuk is a successful Saskatchewan politician - until one sweltering August afternoon when the party faithful gather at a picnic. All of the key people in Boychuk’s life - family, friends, enemies - are there. Boychuk steps up to the podium to make a speech, takes a sip of water, and drops dead. Joanne Kilbourn, in her début as Canada’s leading amateur sleuth, is soon on the case, delving into Boychuk’s history. What she finds are a Bible college that’s too good to be true, a woman with a horrifying and secret past, and a murderer who’s about to strike again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • quiet mystery; strong sense of place

    • By connie on 07-13-13

    Regular price: $19.44

  • Book 2

    • Murder at the Mendel

    • A Joanne Kilbourne Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Gail Bowen
    • Narrated by: Lisa Bunting
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    As a child Joanne was friends with Sally Love and her parents, but the friendship languished after Sally’s father died and she moved away, eventually becoming a very controversial artist. When the Mendel Gallery opens an exhibition of Sally’s work, Joanne is eager to attend and to renew their friendship. But it’s not so easy being Sally’s friend anymore, and soon Joanne finds herself ensnared in a web of intrigue and violence. When the director of a local private gallery is brutally murdered, Joanne finds that the past she and Sally share was far more complicated, and far more sordid, than she had realized.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Really?

    • By Terri on 04-23-18

    Regular price: $19.44

  • Book 3

    • The Wandering Soul Murders

    • A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Gail Bowen
    • Narrated by: Lisa Bunting
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Murder is the last thing on Joanne Kilbourn's mind on a perfect morning in May. Then the phone rings, and she learns that her daughter Mieka has found the corpse of a young woman in an alley near her store. So begins Joanne's chilling collision with evil in Gail Bowen's riveting third mystery, The Wandering Soul Murders.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not my favourite entry but a great series

    • By Susan on 07-22-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 14

    • The Gifted

    • A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery, Book 14
    • By: Gail Bowen
    • Narrated by: Lisa Bunting
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Joanne Kilbourn is as feisty as ever in the 14th book of the series that bears her name. This time, Jo and Zack's young daughter Taylor's precocious talent as a painter has drawn the attention of people who may not be at all what they seem. Jo and Zack are both proud and a little concerned when their youngest daughter Taylor - whose birth mother was a brilliant but notoriously promiscuous artist - has two paintings chosen for a high-level fund-raising auction.

    • A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery, Book 14
    • By: Gail Bowen
    • Narrated by: Lisa Bunting
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Release date: 09-17-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 5 ratings

    Regular price: $17.99