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The Fields of Grief

(2006)
(By the Time You Read This)
(The fourth book in the John Cardinal series)
A novel by

 
Awards
Dagger Awards Best Novel (nominee)
In this eagerly awaited new novel from Canada's king of crime, Detective John Cardinal faces his most personal case yet.

For years, John Cardinal's wife, Catherine, has battled severe depression. People are saddened when she finally takes her own life, but they are not really surprised. Cardinal, of course, is devastated. Despite the suicide note in Catherine's own handwriting and the coroner's finding that there is no evidence of foul play, Cardinal cannot bring himself to believe that Catherine has really killed herself.

When hateful notes about his wife's death begin to arrive in the mail, he begins to suspect murder - perhaps revenge from one of the many criminals he has put away over the years. But because the police have not opened a case, he is forced to investigate on his own. Even his longtime colleague Lise Delorme can't help
him - she's wrapped up in a nasty case of her own.

Cardinal enlists the help of Catherine's psychiatrist to help him figure out who is behind the notes. And as he investigates further, he uncovers an alarming rash of suicides in Algonquin Bay - far more than would seem natural for such a small city. Is it possible that they are, in fact, murders?

“I'm acting, Cardinal thought. I'm acting like a man having a conversation. This is how it's done: you listen, you nod, you ask a question or two, but I'm not here. I'm not even alive. I'm as gone as the World Trade Center. Catherine is dead. My heart is ground zero.”
- From By the Time You Read This

Genre: Mystery
 
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Used availability for Giles Blunt's The Fields of Grief


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Hardback Editions

August 2007 : USA Hardback
Title: By the Time You Read This (Thorndike Crime Scene)
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0-7862-9729-8 / 978-0-7862-9729-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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February 2007 : USA Hardback
Title: By the Time You Read This: A Novel
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0-8050-8061-9 / 978-0-8050-8061-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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October 2006 : USA Hardback
Title: By the Time You Read This
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0-679-31244-7 / 978-0-679-31244-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Canada
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September 2006 : UK Hardback
Title: The Fields of Grief
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0-00-715137-3 / 978-0-00-715137-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Paperback Editions

October 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: The Fields of Grief
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0-00-734835-5 / 978-0-00-734835-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper
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July 2008 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: By the Time You Read This: A Novel
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0-312-94548-5 / 978-0-312-94548-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
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October 2007 : Canada Mass Market Paperback
Title: By the Time You Read This
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0-7704-3003-1 / 978-0-7704-3003-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Seal Books
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May 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: By the Time You Read This
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0-679-31500-4 / 978-0-679-31500-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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January 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: The Fields of Grief
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0-00-715138-1 / 978-0-00-715138-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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December 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: The Fields of Grief
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0-00-715139-X / 978-0-00-715139-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper
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Kindle Editions

January 2014 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Fields of Grief
Author(s): Giles Blunt
Publisher: Harper
Availability: Amazon UK   

August 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: By the Time You Read This
Author(s): Giles Blunt
Publisher: Seal Books
Availability: Amazon CA   

February 2007 : USA Kindle edition
Title: By the Time You Read This: A Novel
Author(s): Giles Blunt
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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