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Gail Bowen’s series of mystery novels features Joanne Kilbourn, a university professor, sometime political columnist, and a wife, mother and grandmother. McClelland Stewart will publish The Nesting Dolls, the 12th book in the series in August 2010. The first six books in the Kilbourn series (Deadly Appearances (1990); Murder at the Mendel (1991); The Wandering Soul Murders (1992); A Colder Kind of Death (1994), winner of the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award; A Killing Spring (1996) and Verdict in Blood (1998) have appeared as made-for-television movies with world-wide distribution. Burying Ariel (2000); The Glass Coffin (2002); The Last Good Day (2004); The Endless Knot (2006) and The Brutal Heart (2008) have met with critical and commercial success. In June 2008, Reader’s Digest named Bowen ‘Canada’s Best Mystery Novelist’. In 2010 Bowen will be included in the Library Unlimited's Reference Book &amp;quot;The 100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authors. Saving Lonesome George, Bowen’s original play about the last of the Galapagos tortoises, was produced by Persephone Theatre in 2008 and will be produced by Carousel Players in March 2010. Saving Lonesome George, Bowen’s original play about the last of the Galapagos tortoises, was produced by Persephone Theatre in 2008 and will be produced by Carousel Players in March 2010. Bowen’s radio play The Word According to Charlie D was broadcast on CBC’s Showcase in October 2006. Her Long Time Listener/First Time Caller was CBC’s World Play for 2008 and was rebroadcast on CBC on May 18, 2009. She adapted the play, now titled Love You To Death, for Orca’s new series of Rapid Reads. Love You to Death will be published under the Raven imprint in spring 2010. Bowen was Writer in Residence for the Toronto Reference Library in May and June of 2009. She will be a mentor at the SFU Mystery Writers Retreat on Saltspring Island in June 2010.