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Forty Words for Sorrow

(2000)
(The first book in the John Cardinal series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Dagger Awards Best Novel (nominee)
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.

Genre: Mystery    Get it on Google Play

"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)
Publisher: Putnam Adult
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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)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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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
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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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)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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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)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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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)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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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)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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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)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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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)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

January 2014 : 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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