Gail Bowen, mystery writer, playwright and head of the English Department at the First Nations University of Canada, will be reading selections from her books and other works at the Lyric Theatre on Oct. 17.
Bowen’s mystery book series features Joanne Kilbourn, a university professor, sometime political columnist, and a wife, mother and grandmother. Several of her mysteries have been made into TV movies starring Wendy Crewson as Joanne.
Kaleidoscope, the 13th book in the series, arrived in stores in April 2012, published by McClelland Stewart. The Brutal Heart (2008) and The Nesting Dolls (2010) have met with critical and commercial success. In June 2008, Reader’s Digest named Bowen ‘Canada’s Best Mystery Novelist’.
Bowen’s short story “The King of Charles Street West”, which appeared in Toronto Noir (2008) published by Akashic Books, New York, was singled out for special praise by Publishers’ Weekly.
Doors: 6:30 p.m. Music and Readings: 7 p.m. Admission is $5.00 at the door. Contact the Lyric Theatre at 773-6292 for information.