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Forty Words for Sorrow By Giles Blunt

Forty Words for Sorrow
by Giles Blunt

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Dark, atmospheric and terrifying psychological serial killer thriller set in a freezing Ontario winter, guaranteed to chill readers to the bone: `Forty Words for Sorrow is brilliant' Jonathan Kellerman

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Forty Words for Sorrow by Giles Blunt

Dark, atmospheric and terrifying psychological serial killer thriller set in a freezing Ontario winter, guaranteed to chill readers to the bone: `Forty Words for Sorrow is brilliant' Jonathan Kellerman

When four teenagers go missing in the small northern town of Algonquin Bay, the extensive police investigation comes up empty. Everyone is ready to give up, except Detective John Cardinal, an all-too-human loner whose persistence only serves to get him removed from homicide.

Then the mutilated body of thirteen-year-old Katie Pine is pulled out of an abandoned mineshaft. And only Cardinal is willing to consider the horrible truth: that this quiet town is home to the most vicious of killers. With the media, the provincial police and his own department questioning his every move, Cardinal follows increasingly tenuous threads towards the unthinkable. But time isn't only running out for him: there's also another young victim tied up in a basement wondering how and when he will die.

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Forty Words for Sorrow Reviews


`Intensely vivid characters, terrible crimes and a brutal deep-frozen landscape all prove beyond a reasonable doubt that cold nurtures good and evil as readily as heat...and that Giles Blunt is a really tremendous crime novelist' Lee Child

`One of the finest crime novels I've ever read. Giles Blunt writes with uncommon grace, style and compassion and he plots like a demon. This book has it all - unforgettable characters, beautiful language, throat-constricting suspense' Jonathan Kellerman

`A taut and enthralling tale that is as dark as the Canadian winter setting is cold. Humane, intelligent and gripping, Forty Words for Sorrow is a haunting journey into the human heart in all its complexities' Val McDermid

`A fine debut that deserves to do well, and promises much from a talented new author' Jim Driver, Time Out

`A superior Canadian police procedural with an evocative sense of place: the frozen lakes and forests are as integral to the plot as the flawed detective ... an impressive achievement' Maxim Jakubowski, Guardian

About Giles Blunt


Giles Blunt grew up in North Bay, Ontario, and now lives in New York City. He's written scripts for Law & Order, Street Legal and Night Heat. He is at work on his next crime novel, The Delicate Storm, also set in the fictional town of Algonquin Bay, and featuring John Cardinal.

Additional information

GOR002649492
Forty Words for Sorrow by Giles Blunt
Giles Blunt
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2001-11-28
432
0007115776
9780007115778
Winner of Macallan Gold Dagger for Fiction 2001 Winner of Crime Writers' Association Silver Dagger Award 2001
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.