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Forty Words for Sorrow

(2000)
(The first book in the John Cardinal series)
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Awards
Dagger Awards Best Novel (nominee)
"One of the best novels of [the year]. . . Giles Blunt has a tremendous talent." - Tony Hillerman

"Forceful . . . surprising . . . [Blunt's] insights into suffering and madness give his characters their true voice." - The New York Times

In the quiet Canadian town of Algonquin Bay, a frozen body has been found in an abandoned mine shaft. She is quickly identified as Katie Pine, a teenager who had disappeared months ago. At the time, Detective John Cardinal insisted that Katie was no ordinary runaway. His relentless pursuit and refusal to give up on the case got him demoted from Homicide. But now the Canadian police force wants Cardinal back on the case - with a new associate by his side. And as these two untrusting partners gather evidence of a serial murder spree, a pair of sociopaths is closing in on the next victim.

Winner of The Macallan Silver Dagger for Fiction
Nominated for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel

Genre: Mystery
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Praise for this book

"Intensely vivid characters, terrible crimes and a brutal deep-frozen landscape ... Giles Blunt is a really tremendous crime novelist." - Lee Child

"One of the finest crime novels I've ever read." - Jonathan Kellerman


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Hardback Editions

July 2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0-00-711571-7 / 978-0-00-711571-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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June 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0-399-14752-7 / 978-0-399-14752-4 (USA edition)
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October 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0-679-31057-6 / 978-0-679-31057-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Canada
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2000 : UK Hardback
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Title: FORTY WORDS FOR SORROW LARGE PRINT
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 1-84505-809-7 / 978-1-84505-809-8 (UK edition)
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Paperback Editions

January 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Cardinal: Forty Words for Sorrow (TV Tie-in Edition) (The John Cardinal Crime Series)
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0-7352-7354-5 / 978-0-7352-7354-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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November 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0-00-711577-6 / 978-0-00-711577-8 (UK edition)
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June 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0-679-31145-9 / 978-0-679-31145-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
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August 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0-00-733523-7 / 978-0-00-733523-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper
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May 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0-425-20692-0 / 978-0-425-20692-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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June 2002 : Canada Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0-7704-2873-8 / 978-0-7704-2873-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Seal Books
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March 2002 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0-425-18516-8 / 978-0-425-18516-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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April 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0-00-711573-3 / 978-0-00-711573-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Audio Editions

August 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 1-5012-8871-7 / 978-1-5012-8871-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
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October 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
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June 2004 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 1-59335-038-4 / 978-1-59335-038-3 (USA edition)
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June 2004 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 1-59335-368-5 / 978-1-59335-368-1 (USA edition)
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May 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 1-58788-588-3 / 978-1-58788-588-4 (USA edition)
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June 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 1-58788-585-9 / 978-1-58788-585-3 (USA edition)
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June 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 1-58788-586-7 / 978-1-58788-586-0 (USA edition)
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June 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 1-58788-587-5 / 978-1-58788-587-7 (USA edition)
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Kindle Editions

January 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
Publisher: HarperCollins
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April 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Forty Words for Sorrow (The John Cardinal Crime Series)
Author(s): Giles Blunt
Publisher: Seal Books
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March 2002 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
Publisher: Berkley
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