A bunch of Gail Bowen’s Joanne Kilbourn books are available in some attractively priced omnibuses right now

I have really enjoyed Gail Bowen’s Joanne Kilbourn series over the years. It’s not very well known in the US, probably because it’s set in Canada, and features Kilbourn, who is a political operative in the Canadian parliamentary system, which may be a little unfamiliar to those on the south side of the border. But I’ve really enjoyed the characters, and the cases, and Joanne’s increasing maturity and developing relationships throughout the series. Right now (April 15, 2021) there are three Joanne Kilbourn omnibuses on sale, and together they give you a good chunk of the series at attractive prices – assuming you need all of the books in each omnibus. There are two omnibuses that have three titles each, covering the first six titles in the series. Both are currently price-dropped to $7.99 each. Then there is one omnibus containing the the 9th through 14th books, and it has dropped to $8.99. I have no idea why books 7 and 8, and all of the later books in the series aren’t in nice omnibuses like this, and sadly the books that are not part of the omnibuses are really expensive ($11.99-ish), and almost never seem to go on sale.

The Joanne Kilbourn Mysteries, Volume 1, apa The Early Investigations of Joanne Kilbourn, contains Deadly Appearances, Murder at the Mendel, and The Wandering Soul Murders
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The Joanne Kilbourn Mysteries 3-Book Bundle Volume 2, apa The Further Investigations of Joanne Kilbourn, contains: A Colder Kind of Death (which won the 1995 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel), A Killing Spring, and Verdict in Blood
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The Joanne Kilbourn Mysteries 6-Book Bundle Volume 3 contains: The Last Good Day, The Endless Knot, The Brutal Heart, The Nesting Dolls, Kaleidoscope, and The Gifted
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2 thoughts on “A bunch of Gail Bowen’s Joanne Kilbourn books are available in some attractively priced omnibuses right now”

  1. This morning, I got an email from Kobo Canada indicating that Bowen’s newest title, An Image in the Lake, is on sale for one day only, today, for CAD$2.99. And when I went to take a look at it, I found that the two previous most recent titles are also fairly reasonably priced at CAD$3.99 and CAD$4.99. I have no idea if these other two prices are also today only, or more long-term.

    A Darkness of the Heart (2018), CAD$3.99
    Kobo Canada: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/a-darkness-of-the-heart

    The Unlocking Season (2020), CAD$4.99
    Kobo Canada: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/the-unlocking-season

    An Image in the Lake (2021), CAD$2.99
    Kobo Canada: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/an-image-in-the-lake

    And when I looked in US, I found that a few of these (two at Kindle, one at Kobo) are less expensive too, not as nicely priced as in Canada, but not $11.99 either!

    The Unlocking Season (2020), $4.99
    Kindle US: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B089TVSBCM/
    Kobo US (couponable): https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-unlocking-season

    An Image in the Lake (2021), $5.39
    Kindle US: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09889CQCC/

    Whew!

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