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A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery

What’s Left Behind

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
From the "Queen of Canadian crime fiction" (Winnipeg Free Press) comes the 16th instalment of the much-loved Joanne Kilbourn series.
The latest novel in the Joanne Kilbourn Shreve series opens in the month of May, a time of beginnings when all things seem possible. Joanne's husband, Zack, recently elected mayor of Regina, is optimistic that he can garner the public support necessary to make Regina a city that works -- not just for the few, but for the many. Their oldest son Peter is marrying Maisie Crawford, a woman as clever and forthright as she is lovely. Their lakeside wedding is a dream come true, but when a former lover of a member of the bridal party shows up, the dream becomes a nightmare. Before the bride's bouquet has wilted, there's an act of sickening cruelty; soon afterwards, there's a murder.
     Devastated, Joanne and Zack search for answers. As it becomes increasingly unclear whether political agendas, shattered romance, or a secret buried deep in the past have motivated the crimes, the loyalties of the Shreve family are tested. A gripping mystery with a social conscience, this is a novel of high stakes and innocence lost.


From the Hardcover edition.

PRAISE FOR

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