Praise for 12 Rose Street:
• "12 Rose Street is the 15th in this series and, unlike many long-running characters, Kilbourn shows no signs of weakness. In fact, Bowen (and Kilbourn) have had a surge of political and murderous energy. . . . Definitely one of Bowen's best." Globe and Mail
• "There is death, injury, and at least one awful past crime of power and conspiracy to fuel the campaign and the novel. . . . And it's that steady, solid, self-scrutinizing character . . . that probably most accounts for Bowen's loyal readership, and her multi-award-winning success over 25 years of Joanne Kilbourn novels." London Free Press
• "All is revealed in breathtaking fashion. . . .The book offers as always the set pieces of domestic bliss that are expected staples of the Kilbourn saga. . . . But amidst all of this warm and cosy stuff, the book presents a shocker of a development." Toronto Star
GAIL BOWEN's first Joanne Kilbourn mystery, Deadly Appearances (1990), was nominated for the W.H. Smith/Books in Canada Best First Novel Award, and A Colder Kind of Death (1995) won the Arthur Ellis Award for best crime novel; all 15 books in the series have been enthusiastically reviewed. In 2008 Reader's Digest named Bowen Canada's Best Mystery Novelist; in 2009 she received the Derrick Murdoch Award from the Crime Writers of Canada. Bowen has also written plays that have been produced across Canada and on CBC Radio. Now retired from teaching at the First Nations University, Bowen lives in Regina. www.gailbowen.com. The author lives in Regina, SK.