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Gail Bowen

b. 22 Sept. 1942 in Toronto. Daughter of Bert and Doris (Miller) Bartholomew.

Gail Bowen's marriage to Ted Bowen (from Texas) has resulted in three children, Hildy, Max, Nat, and two grand-daughters, Madeline and Alejandra Bowen Diaz. Bowen was educated at the University of Toronto (B.A.), University of Waterloo (M.A.), and the University of Saskatchewan where she completed all required work for a Ph.D. except the dissertation.

She taught University extension courses throughout Saskatchewan, then moved to Regina where she taught on and off campus for both the University of Regina and the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College (SIFC). Bowen has held a full-time permanent position in the English Department of SIFC since 1988 and is currently Associate Professor and Department Head of English. Her writing career began in 1987 with the publication of 1919: The love letters of George and Adelaide, a novel written in collaboration with Ron Marken. She is generally recognized as one of the top detective writers in Canada, for her series of novels featuring Joanne Kilbourn.

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Burying Ariel., 2000.
Verdict in Blood. McClelland & Stewart, 1998.
A Killing Spring. McClelland & Stewart, 1996.
A Colder Kind of Death. McClelland & Stewart, 1994.
The Wandering Soul Murderers., 1992.


Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award for A Colder Kind of Death, 1994.
YWCA Woman of the Year Award, 1995.
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