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61 BLOSSOM, Sumner (ed.) NORMAN, Mary FORD, Henry CHARTERIS, Leslie American Magazine : The Magazine of Today and Tomorrow. Vol. 121, No. 2, February 1936
Crowell Publishing Company, Springfield, Ohio, 1936, 
BLOSSOM, Sumner (ed.). The American Magazine : The Magazine of Today and Tomorrow. Vol. CXXI, No. 2, February 1936. Springfield, Ohio : Published Monthly by The Crowell Publishing Company, 1936. Pp 1-170. Illustrated. Large 8vo [8.5 by 11.5 inches], colour illustrated white wrappers, lettered in black and red. Cover: Natural color photograph directed by Ray Prohaska; Barker Devin, photographer. Contents : [Mystery Novel] “The Beauty Mask” by MaryNorman and illustrated by Matt Clark (complete in ths issue). [Stories] “T he Stolen God” — Part I — by Edison Marshall and illustrated by Pruett Carter; “Keep the Change” — Part II — by Richard Connell; “The Captive Bride” —Part V — by Barrett Willoughby; “A Girl Can Get Any Man” by Mathilde Bruce Rodger; “Out of the Dragon’s Jaw” is a story about Captain Blood and Pirat es by Rafael Sabatini and illustrated by Mead Schaeffer; “All Aboard for Shanghai!” featuring The Saint is by Leslie Charteris and illustrated by Donald Teague; “Scattergood Ties a Knot” is a Scattergood Baines story by Clarence Budington Kelland and illustrated by Paul Meylan; “One-Horse Bank” by Edwin Dial Torgerson; “Lazy Man” by Richard Sherman with illustration by RayProhaska. [Storiettes] “Spoils of War” by MacKinlay Kantor and illustrated by Herbert M. Stoops; “Winner, Loser” by Florence E. Shultz; [Special Arti cl;es] "Peace” by Newton D. Baker; “Things I’ve Been Thinking About” by Henry Ford; “From Park Avenue to the Stars” by Thomas Sugrue is about astrologist Myra Kingsley; “Our No. 1 Communist” by Hubert Kelley is about Earl Browder; “Trouble Afoot” by Gov. Harold G. Hoffman; “Out of the Shadows” by William Seabrook; “A Chicken in Every Pot” by Beverly Smith; “Lost Acres” by Chester C. Davis; “Miles From Church” by Archibald Rutledge *(piece torn out); “Can War Make Us Rich?” by Lothrop Stoddard *(piece torn out); “How Aina Made the Front Page”. [Interesting People] Eight Colorful Personalities in Gravure: Mrs. R.B. Ransom; Capt. John D. Craig; Gertrude Steele; Belle Benchley; Joan Hannah Dempsey; Jack Doyle; Mel Berns; Dr. Ales Hrdlicka. [Facts and Fancy] It Takes All Kinds by Albert Benjamin; It’s the Law! by Dick Hyman; Along the Way; Who Drives Best? — Contest Winners; Profits — ContestWinners; Over Your Head by W.E. Farbstein; The House Detective by Roger B. Whitman; Little White Lies — Contest Announcement; What the Readers Say. C overs are worn, torn and chipped, else good only. As is. 35.00

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62 BLUNT, Giles Blackfly Season : A novel. First Edition
Random House Canada, Toronto, 2005, ISBN:0679312439 
BLUNT, Giles. Blackfly Season : A novel. (Toronto) : Random House Canada, (2005). First Printing. Pp. (6),[1]-326,(4). 8vo, black paper-covered boardswith gilt lettering to spine.

Giles Blunt (b. February 2, 1952, Windsor, Ontario).

This is No.3 in the excellent John Cardinal series.

"It's spring in Algonquin Bay, and the blackflies are driving people a little mad. Detectives John Cardinal and Lise Delorme have a different sort of mystery on their hands: a young woman has wandered bug-bitten out of the bush and can't remember who she is or how she got there. The reason? A small-calibre bullet is delicately lodged in her brain.

Then a body turns up in a cave in the woods, the corpse of one Wombat Guthrie, a biker / drug dealer whose head, hands and feet have been removed but whose tattoos are unmistakeable. At first the two cases could not seem further apart. But subsequent clues, and another brutal murder, seem to connect both of them to the fortunes of a small, even amateurish, drug gang that has recently hit the big time under the leadership of an Ojibwa shaman named Red Bear.

With the help of a neuropsychologist, the mysterious young woman regains some of her memory. But try as he might, Cardinal just can't tie the threads together. And Delorme begins to suspect that the innocent young woman may not be so innocent after all, and that her recently returned 'memories' may not be the whole truth. Red Bear may not be what he seems, either. Is he really a native shaman or is he a monster with an appetite for savage murder?" - from the dust jacket.

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63 BLUNT, Giles Blackfly Season : A novel. First Edition, Signed.
Random House Canada, Toronto, 2005, ISBN:0679312439 
BLUNT, Giles. Blackfly Season : A novel. (Toronto) : Random House Canada, (2005). First Printing. Pp. (6),[1]-326,(4). 8vo, black paper-covered boardswith gilt lettering to spine. Giles Blunt (b. February 2, 1952, Windsor, O ntario). This is No.3 in the excellent John Cardinal series. "It's spring in Algonquin Bay, and the blackflies are driving people a little mad. Detectives John Cardinal and Lise Delorme have a different sort of mystery on their hands: a young woman has wandered bug-bitten out of the bush and can't remember who she is or how she got there. The reason? A small-calibre bulletis delicately lodged in her brain. Then a body turns up in a cave in the w oods, the corpse of one Wombat Guthrie, a biker/drug dealer whose head, hands and feet have been removed but whose tattoos are unmistakeable. At firstthe two cases could not seem further apart. But subsequent clues, and anot her brutal murder, seem to connect both of them to the fortunes of a small,even amateurish, drug gang that has recently hit the big time under the le adership of an Ojibwa shaman named Red Bear. With the help of a neuropsychologist, the mysterious young woman regains some of her memory. But try as he might, Cardinal just can't tie the threads together. And Delorme begins to suspect that the innocent young woman may not be so innocent after all, and that her recently returned 'memories' may not be the whole truth. Red Bear may not be what he seems, either. Is he really a native shaman or is he a monster with an appetite for savage murder?" - from the dust jacket. Verygood in unclipped dust jacket. Signed, without inscription, by Blunt on th e title page. 50.00

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64 BLUNT, Giles By the Time You Read This. Proof
Random House Canada, 2006, ISBN:9780679312444 
BLUNT, Giles. By the Time You Read This. Random House of Canada, (2006). Uncorrected Proof. Pp. (8),[1]-308,(4). 8vo, blue card covers. Stain to frontcover, minor wear to spine and edges, else vg. 45.00

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65 BLYTON, Enid COOK, Anyon Rat-a-Tat Mystery. 1st UK in dj.
Collins, 1956, 
BLYTON, Enid. The Rat-a-Tat Mystery. Illustrated by Anyon Cook. L. and Glasgow: Collins, (1956). First Edition. Pp (4),5-256. 8vo, red cloth. Owner's name, bookseller's stamp, else vg-fine, clean & unbrowned in bright slightly nicked unclipped dj. 60.00

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66 BONANSINGA, Jay. Head Case. A novel. First Edition in dustjacket, signed.
Simon & Schuster, New York, 1998, ISBN:0684825147 
BONANSINGA, Jay. Head Case. A novel. (New York, NY) : Simon & Schuster, (1998). First Printing. Pp. (10),[11]-318,(2). 8vo, yellow cloth spine, red paper covered boards, black lettering to spine. "The man in the emergency room was not your typical head case. He ran out onto a highway and got hit by a truck. The doctors call him John Doe because he can't remember anything. His first visitor is a man who claims to be his brother, but once the two men are alone, all hell breaks loose. 'You can stop the amnesia routine,' the visitor growls as he pulls a gun. 'i know who you are and I know what you've done!' A shot is fired and the two men struggle -- but John manages to escape. But in Jay Bonansinga's 'Head Case', freedom isn't the same as safety. John's days are a hideous waking nightmare. And his nights are filled with flashes of his past -- flashes filled with mutilated bodies and blood-splashed rooms. Suddenly, John is learning more about what he is than who heis. Looking foir help, he finds an ally in the wounded beauty Jessie Bales , a tough-as-nails private investigator who is willing to help John find out who he really is and what's really going on." - from the dustjacket. Verygood in unclipped dustjacket. Signed without inscription by Bonansinga on the title page, with "Autographed by the Author!" wraparound band. 25.00

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67 BOND, James H. Beaver : A Magazine of the North, Outfit 290, Winter 1959 HINDS, Margery SWANNELL, F.C. Moose-Skin Boat. An article in The Beaver : A Magazine of the North, Outfit 290, Winter 1959
Hudson's Bay Company, Winnipeg, 1959, 
BOND, James H. “Moose-Skin Boat.” An article in The Beaver : A Magazine of the North, Outfit 290, Winter 1959, pp 44-45, with 8 illustrations. Winnipeg : Hudson's Bay Company, 1959. For the whole issue, pp [1]-58,(2) including covers. Illustrated. Maps. Double Column. Large 8vo, illustrated blue stapled card covers. National Maritime Museum, The Development of the Boat : ASelect Bibliography 100. Other articles : R.C. Russell's "A Minister Takes the Carlton Trail" (pp 4-11); Margery Hinds's "School in the High Arctic" (pp 12-17); William Brockie's "The Lone Cabin Mystery" (pp 18-19); F.C. Swannell`s “Alexander Mackenzie as Surveyor” (pp 20-25); W.E. Taylor`s “The Mysterious Sadlermuit” (pp 26-33); John Macfie`s “Ojibwa Craftsman” (pp 34-38); Iris Allan`s “Colin Fraser Lives On” (pp 39-43); John A. Stevenson`s “Prairie Memories” (pp 46-51); Ethel Stewart`s “Sah-neu-ti: Chief of the YukonKutchin” (pp 52-54). Near fine. 25.00

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68 BOREHAM, Dennis W. Cedar Series No. 10. Prisoners of the Sea. in dj.
Victory Press., 1968, 
BOREHAM, Dennis W. Prisoners of the Sea. L: Victory Press. Pp 119. Illustrated with map frontis. 8vo, illustrated card covered boards. Cedar Series No. 10. "Boys and Girls 9-13" "Double trouble! With two sets of twins around we may expect some fun," predicted Mr. Mortimer. And, if adventure is fun, the four friends certainly had their share of it when they visited Shell Island and were caught up in the mystery of the old lighthouse there." -from the dust jacket. Small pen mark and abrasion to ffep, ow vg in lightly rubbed dj. 10.00

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69 BORRETT, William C. de ROBERVAL, Marguerite ADAMS, Priscilla KENT, Duke of Tales Told Under The Old Town Clock. 2nd Imperial Printing, in dustjacket
1943, 
BORRETT, William C. Tales Told Under The Old Town Clock. Halifax : The Imperial Publishing Company Limited, (December1943). Second Printing. Pp (8), vii-xxiii, (1), [1]-196, (2). 8vo, blue cloth. Watters p.251, Vaison p.99, Rhodenizer p.693. For Borrett, born in Dartmouth in 1894, see Marble pp.75-6. Illustrated by Robert Chambers. Includes : The Old Town Clock of Halifax;The Isle of Demons: The almost unbelievable adventures of Marguerite de Ro berval; Where History Began in North America: The habitation at Granville; Father versus Son at Port La Tour: A Battle of Loyalty; And They Lived Happily Ever After: The Romance of Charles de la Tour; Pitch Forks and Cannon Balls [Louisbourg, 1745]; Sunken Ships and Golden Cargoes: A treasure hunt at Louisburg; The Founding of Halifax; The Return of the Acadians; Les Freres D'Entremont [Paul and Benoni]; The Indian's Bride: The first elopement inHalifax; The Duke of Kent's Rendezvous: The story of Prince's Lodge; The L ady Meant Business: A Lady and a Pirate [Priscilla Adams]; The Teazer: The end of a famous privateer; The Boy Hero of Herring Cove: A tale of the wreck of H.M.S. Tribune [1797]; Joe Hobson: Barber and fisherman extraordinary;Nova Scotia's Mystery Man: Jerome; The Mary Celeste; Princess Louise Fusil iers; A Voice in the Night [the Countess of Dufferin]; The Shubenacadie Canal 1794-1870; Sable Island; The Glory of the Sea; Queen of the Seas; Aound the World by British Radio. Light browning to cl;oth, else very good in worn, chipped dustjacket. 30.00

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70 BORRETT, William C. de ROBERVAL, Marguerite. ADAMS, Priscilla. KENT, Duke of. Tales Told Under The Old Town Clock. 3rd Imperial Printing, in dustjacket
1944, 
BORRETT, William C. Tales Told Under The Old Town Clock. Halifax : The Imperial Publishing Company Limited, (August) 1944. Third Printing. Pp (8), vii-xxiii, (1), [1]-196, (2). 8vo, blue cloth. Watters p.251, Vaison p.99, Rhodenizer p.693. par For Borrett, born in Dartmouth in 1894, see Marble pp.75-6. par Illustrated by Robert Chambers. par Includes : The Old Town Clockof Halifax; The Isle of Demons: The almost unbelievable adventures of Marg uerite de Roberval; Where History Began in North America: The habitation atGranville; Father versus Son at Port La Tour: A Battle of Loyalty; And The y Lived Happily Ever After: The Romance of Charles de la Tour; Pitch Forks and Cannon Balls [Louisbourg, 1745]; Sunken Ships and Golden Cargoes: A treasure hunt at Louisburg; The Founding of Halifax; The Return of the Acadians; Les Freres D'Entremont [Paul and Benoni]; The Indian's Bride: The first elopement in Halifax; The Duke of Kent's Rendezvous: The story of Prince's Lodge; The Lady Meant Business: A Lady and a Pirate [Priscilla Adams]; The Teazer: The end of a famous privateer; The Boy Hero of Herring Cove: A taleof the wreck of H.M.S. Tribune [1797]; Joe Hobson: Barber and fisherman ex traordinary; Nova Scotia's Mystery Man: Jerome; The Mary Celeste; Princess Louise Fusiliers; A Voice in the Night [the Countess of Dufferin]; The Shubenacadie Canal 1794-1870; Sable Island; The Glory of the Sea; Queen of the Seas; Around the World by British Radio. Very good in nicked dustjacket. 25.00

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71 BORRETT, William C. HOBSON, Joe. ADAMS, Priscilla. KENT, Duke of. Tales Told Under The Old Town Clock. First Edition, no dj, signed.
1942, 
BORRETT, William C. Tales Told Under The Old Town Clock. Halifax : The Imperial Publishing Company Limited, 1942. Pp (8), vii-xxiii, (1), [1]-196, (2). 8vo, turquoise cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Watters p.251, Vaison p.99, Rhodenizer p.693. For Borrett, born in Dartmouth in 1894, see Marble pp.75-6. Illustrated by Robert Chambers. Includes : The Old Town Clock of Halifax; The Isle of Demons: The almost unbelievable adventures of Marguerite deRoberval; Where History Began in North America: The Habitation at Granvill e; Father versus Son at Port La Tour: A Battle of Loyalty; And They Lived Happily Ever After: The Romance of Charles de la Tour; Pitch Forks and Cannon Balls [Louisbourg, 1745]; Sunken Ships and Golden Cargoes: A treasure hunt at Louisburg; The Founding of Halifax; The Return of the Acadians; Les Freres D'Entremont [Paul and Benoni]; The Indian's Bride: The first elopementin Halifax; The Duke of Kent's Rendezvous: The story of Prince's Lodge; Th e Lady Meant Business: A Lady and a Pirate [Priscilla Adams]; The Teazer: The end of a famous privateer; The Boy Hero of Herring Cove: A tale of the wreck of H.M.S. Tribune [1797]; Joe Hobson: Barber and fisherman extraordinary; Nova Scotia's Mystery Man: Jerome; The Mary Celeste; Princess Louise Fusiliers; A Voice in the Night [the Countess of Dufferin]; The Shubenacadie Canal 1794-1870; Sable Island; The Glory of the Sea; Queen of the Seas; Aound the World by British Radio. Some light wear to spine ends, else very good. Signed, with "cheerio and all the best", by Borrett on the title page. Lacking dustjacket. 28.00

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72 BORRETT, William C. La TOUR, Charles de. CHAMBERS, Robert. PICHON, Thomas. Tales Retold Under The Old Town Clock. Ryerson, in dj
Ryerson, 1957, 
BORRETT, William C. Tales Retold Under The Old Town Clock. Toronto: The Ryerson Press, (March 1957). Pp (4),v-xii,1-212. 8vo, ochre cloth. Watters p.251. Rhodenizer p.693. For Borrett, born in Dartmouth in 1894, see Marble pp.75-6. Illustrated by Robert Chambers. Includes : The Baronets of Nova Scotia; A Battle of Loyalty: Father versus Son at Port La Tour; A Romantic Warrior: Charles de la Tour; From Nova Scotia to Lord Mayor of London: Sir Brook Watson; Mary Read - Pirate; The Oak Island Mystery; Buried Treasure - Sunken Ships; Pichon the Spy; A Battle of Wits [with Paul and Benoni D'Entremont]; The Return of the Acadians; Adding Insult to Injury: Privateers of 1776; Piano for Mary Ross; An Ancient Mariner's Tale; South Seas Adventure: Aboard a Bluenose Whaler; A Perilous Voyage: H.M.S Pique; A Narrow Escape; The Tallahassee; The Mary Celeste; Jerome: Nova Scotia's Mystery Man; Victor Hugo's Daughter: A Sad Love Affair; Another Unsolved Sea Mystery: The S.S. City of Boston; The Loss of La Bourgoyne; Cradock Revenged: A Tale of the First World War; Heroes in Disguise: A "Q" Boat in Halifax in 1916; Eastbound Convoy: The Heroic Jervis Bay; Adventure in Halifax Harbour: A City Savedfrom Disaster; Watchers of the Sea: The Light Keepers of Nova Scotia; A Gr eat Champion: The Bluenose. Very good in torn, edgeworn dustjacket. 20.00

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73 BORTHWICK, J.S Bodies of Water : a murder mystery.. in dj.
St. Martin's, 1990, 
BORTHWICK, J.S. Bodies of Water : a murder mystery. NY: St. Martin's, (1990). Pp 287. 8vo, blue cloth. A mystery novel set on a luxury sailing yacht cruising the coast of Maine with a crew that will be familiar to lovers of the genre. Vg in rubbed dj. 15.00

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74 BOUDREAU, Bill Olsegon : Wolfwood Forest and Massacre Island. signed pbk.
Booklocker, 2006, ISBN:9781601450371 
BOUDREAU, Bill. Olsegon : Wolfwood Forest and Massacre Island . [N.pl.]: (Booklocker.com inc., 2006). Pp. [i]-viii,(2),[1]-225,(1). 8vo, illustrated green and grey card covers. A pair of mystery stories set in Nova Scotia. Creasing to rear corner, else vg. Signed and dated by Boudreau on the second leaf. 10.00

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Deadly Appearances. First Edition in dustjacket., BOWEN, Gail
75 BOWEN, Gail Deadly Appearances. First Edition in dustjacket.
1990, 1990 
BOWEN, Gail. Deadly Appearances. Vancouver / Toronto : Douglas & McIntyre, (1990). First Printing. Pp (6),[1]-222,(4). 8vo, black cloth, silver lettering to spine.

Gail Dianne Bowen, née Bartholomew (b. September 22, 1942, Toronto).

"It's a hot August day at a political picnic on the Canadian prairies. Andy Boychuk, the newly elected leader of the province's opposition party, is preparing to speak. All of the key people in his life - family, friends, enemies - are waiting expectantly. He walks to the lectern, pours a glass of water, drinks, and collapses. Within seconds, he is dead.

Joanne Kilbourn, Andy's speechwriter, is stunned, but she is no stranger to sudden death. In the hours after Andy's murder, she relives the anguish she felt years earlier when her husband was brutally killed by a complete stranger.

As Joanne begins to delve into Andy Boychuk's past, she unexpectedly enters a world of concealed passions and sexual intrigue. Then someone decides to stop her.

By her own assessment, Joanne is an ordinary Canadian woman - and that is her strength. She works hard, has a wry sense of humour and leads the hectic life of a single mother. Although tough minded enough to make her way in the cutthroat world of provincial politics, she is not by nature a risk-taker or an adventurer. But when she sees her world threatened by chaos and violence, she decides to take action to restore order and a measure of decency." - from the jacket.

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76 BOWEN, Gail Murder at the Mendel. Cdn proof copy
1991, 
BOWEN, Gail. Murder at the Mendel : A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery. Vancouver : (1991). Uncorrected Proof. 8vo, card covers. Gail Dianne Bowen, née Bartholomew (b. September 22, 1942, Toronto). Fine. 30.00

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77 BOWEN, Gail Wandering Soul Murders. First American Printing in dustjacket
St. Martin's Press, New York, 1994, ISBN:0312195746 
BOWEN, Gail. The Wandering Soul Murders. New York : St. Martin's Press, (March 1994). First American Printing. Pp (8),1-207,(9). 8vo, black cloth, gltlettering to spine. Gail Dianne Bowen, née Bartholomew (b. September 22, 1 942, Toronto). A Joanne Kilbourne Mystery. This is her second novel in the Joanne Kilbourne series. "When her daughter Mieka finds the body of a youngwoman in a dumpster behind her catering shop, murder has struck too close to home for Joanne Kilbourn. The police quickly dub the victim another "Little Flower" homicide - the latest in a series of prostitutes brutally killed, maimed, and dumped in the trash. Busy with her newly adopted daughter, Taylor, and with Mieka's upcoming wedding, as well as with her job as a university teacher, Joanne has more than enough on her hands. Yet she can't getthe unfortunate woman out of her mind. Then her son Peter's eccentric and troubled girlfriend drowns, an apparent suicide, and Joanne is convinced there's more here than meets the eye. She learns the two victims are linked by a teddy bear tattoo and by their hazy backgrounds, as her search for the truth takes her from the dark and hopeless rooms that house street kids to the glowing homes of her city's most prominent citizens. These two worlds could not be more different, and when Joanne begins to see connections between them, her investigation takes a deadly turn that threatens everything she values, including the lives of her children. Combining vivid and likable characters with a powerful mystery plot, The Wandering Soul Murders marks the welcome return of Joanne Kilbourn - and of Gail Bowen, one of our most exciting new suspense novelists." (from the dj). Remainder mark to bottom edge, else very good in edgeworn, unclipped dustjacket. 15.00

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78 BOWEN, Gail. Brutal Heart : A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery. First Edition in dustjacket.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 2008, ISBN:9780771016875 
BOWEN, Gail. The Brutal Heart : A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery. (Toronto, Ontario) : McClelland & Stewart, (2008). First Printing. Pp. (6),1-325,(5). 8vo, black paper-covered boards with metallic blue lettering to spine. Gail Dianne Bowen, née Bartholomew (b. September 22, 1942, Toronto). "It's a perfectMay day in Regina, and the forsythia in Joanne Kilbourn's garden is in daz zling bloom. Friends and neighbours have gathered there to celebrate the fiftieth birthday of Joanne's new husband, Zack Shreve, among them Ginny Monaghan, the Conservative MP for their riding, whose presence causes quite a stir. A general election is just weeks away, and she is here to charm everyone into ignoring rumours about her recent sexual escapades. Ginny knows herpolitical future is in the balance, and she needs all the help she can get . By the end of the party, the sadness Zack's been feeling ever since his friend Ned Osler took his own life a few weeks earlier has lifted. But then his cellphone rings, and it's not someone calling to wish him happy birthday. It's the police with the news that a local call girl has been found murdered, a call girl with an impressive client list. Two names on it stand out: Ned Osler and Zack Shreve. Shaken by Zack's revelation that before he mether he regularly saw this woman, Joanne throws herself into her work -- a project on women and politics that Monaghan has agreed to co-operate with. But she's haunted by the prostitute's death and decides to find out why thedead woman had started to threaten her clients with blackmail, an investig ation that risks not just her marriage but her life. In 'The Brutal Heart',Bowen expertly mixes the ingredients of marriage, family, politics -- and murder -- into a constantly surprising and compulsively readable story. As Zack tells Joanne, it's the loose ends of our lives that hang us." - from the dustjacket. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 18.00

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79 BOWEN, Gail. Colder Kind of Death : A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery. First Edition in dustjacket.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1994, ISBN:0771014821 
BOWEN, Gail. A Colder Kind of Death : A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery. (Toronto):McClelland & Stewart, (1994). First Printing. Pp. (6), 1-233, (1). 8vo, bl ue cloth with copper lettering to spine. "When a prisoner is shot to death in the exercise yard of a Saskatchewan penitentiary, Joanne Kilbourn finds herself haunted by a part of her past she wished had never happened. The dead prisoner is Kevin Tarpley, the man who six years earlier had brutally killed her politician husband, Ian, in a seemingly senseless act alongside the TransCanada Highway. The haunting takes on a more menacing cast several days later when Tarpley's sinister wife, Maureen, is discovered dead in a snow-swept Regina parking lot. A brightly coloured scarf is found wound tightly around her neck, a scarf that belongs to none other than Joanne Kilbourn. Soon this single mother, author, university professor, and TV-show panelist is deemed the "number one" suspect in Maureen Tarpley's demise. Joanne knows there has to be a connection between these two murders. But what is it? A cryptic letter sent to Joanne by Kevin Tarpley just days before his death intimates that Ian Kilbourn's killing may not have been as senseless as first assumed. In fact, there are hints that some of Ian's political colleagues may have been involved. But how deeply and in what way? Then there's the faded photograph of a pretty young woman and her baby that Joanne finds tucked in the wallet of her dead husband. Does it offer any clue to Ian's murder, or to the deaths of the Tarpleys? Warily, Joanne Kilbourn is forced to follow a tangled trail deep into a heartbreaking past she never knew existed. A Colder Kind of Death is the fourth novel featuring Gail Bowen's "reluctant sleuth," Joanne Kilbourn. With its deft mix of wry humour and mayhem, closely observed family scenes and gripping suspense, warm characterization and betrayal, it confirms Gail Bowen's stature as one of the greats of mystery fiction. " -- from dustjacket. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 15.00

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Gifted : A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery.  First Edition in dustjacket., BOWEN, Gail.
80 BOWEN, Gail. Gifted : A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery. First Edition in dustjacket.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 2013, ISBN:9780771009983 2013 
BOWEN, Gail. The Gifted : A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery. (Toronto, Ontario): McClelland & Stewart, (2013). First Printing. Pp. (6),1-258,(8). 8vo, green cloth with metallic copper lettering to spine.

Gail Dianne Bowen, née Bartholomew (b. September 22, 1942, Toronto).

"Joanne Kilbourn and her husband, lawyer Zack Shreve, are proud parents of a budding art star. Everyone agrees that Taylor -- who hasn't yet turned fifteen -- is a gifted painter.

But the Shreves' pride is laced with concern: two of Taylor's works are hot items in a fundraising auction for the Racette-Hunter Centre, a multi-usefacility being build to serve North Central Regina's diverse community. Joanne and Zack have seen one of the paintings, but Taylor has carefully guarded the other, a portrait of a young male artist's model. When BlueBoy 21 is finally revealed, it sparks a new kind of relationship bewteen Taylor and her model, Julian Zentner, and becomes the centre of a series of troubling incidents, including theft, blackmail, and a shocking act of violence that threatens to ruin the lives of people close to the Kilbourn-Shreve family.

As Joanne and Zack work to keep everyone safe while searching out the truth behind more than one crime, Joanne grows increasingly uneasy about Julian's influence on Taylor. The more Joanne learns about him, the more certain she is that nobody knows the real Julian, and that there is something sinister in his plans for Taylor that may have irreparable consequences for an adolescent girl. When Taylor, always open-hearted and close to her parents, begins to shut them out, Joanne and Zack's darkest fears seem about to be realized." - from the dustjacket.

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