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BOWEN, Gail. The Nesting Dolls : A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery. (Toronto): McClelland & Stewart, (2010). First Printing. Pp. (6),1-295,(3). 8vo, brown cloth with copper lettering to spine. Gail Dianne Bowen, née Bartholomew (b. September 22, 1942, Toronto). "The city of Regina is no stranger to snowstorms, but the blizzard that hits town shortly before one Christmas is particularly brutal. It chokes streets, knocks out power lines, and leaves tragedyin its wake. In the house before the storm hits full force, Joanne Kilbour n and her family brave the weather for her daughter Taylor's school concert. They are on the point of leaving for home when a young woman, a stranger,walks up to Taylor's friend Isobel, thrusts an infant car seat into her ar ms, and disappears. In the car sea, wearing a Thomas the Tank Engine snowsuit, is a baby, probably six months old, with dark curly hair, just like Isobel's. The next day, after the blizzard has ended and the power has been restored, the young mother's frozen body is found. Under the cover of the storm, someone has raped and strangled her and then dumped her and her car in a parking lot. No one knows who she is or where she came from -- or why sheabandoned her child. Now two women want custody of the baby. Both with a c ompelling claim. Both able to give the child a good life. Both in turmoil over the mother's murder. Both now with a top lawyer prepared to fight in court. It is a heartbreaking case that threatens to tear more than one familyapart. For Joanne is sympathetic to one woman's case -- and her husband, Z ack, is representing the other." -from the dj.Very good in rear-flap-creased, unclipped dustjacket. 18.00
Title: Nesting Dolls : A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 2010, ISBN:9780771012754:
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