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A Colder Kind of Death

A Colder Kind of Death

(1995)
(The fourth book in the Joanne Kilbourn series)
A novel by

 
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 Trans-Canada 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 panellist 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.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

April 1995 : Canada Hardback
Title: A Colder Kind of Death
Author(s): Gail Bowen
ISBN: 0-7710-1482-1 / 978-0-7710-1482-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

June 2011 : Canada Paperback
Title: A Colder Kind of Death: A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery
Author(s): Gail Bowen
ISBN: 0-7710-1317-5 / 978-0-7710-1317-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2001 : Canada Mass Market Paperback
Title: A Colder Kind of Death
Author(s): Gail Bowen
ISBN: 0-7710-1495-3 / 978-0-7710-1495-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 1995 : Canada Mass Market Paperback
Title: A Colder Kind of Death
Author(s): Gail Bowen
ISBN: 0-7710-1483-X / 978-0-7710-1483-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

March 2015 : USA Audio edition
Title: A Colder Kind of Death: A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery
Author(s): Gail Bowen
Publisher: Post Hypnotic Press Inc.
Availability: Amazon   

March 2015 : UK Audio edition
Title: A Colder Kind of Death: A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery
Author(s): Gail Bowen
Publisher: Post Hypnotic Press Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

June 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: A Colder Kind of Death: A Joanne Kilborne Mystery (Joanne Kilbourn Mysteries)
Author(s): Gail Bowen
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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