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Forty Words for Sorrow 

Forty Words for Sorrow (2000)
(The first book in the John Cardinal series)
A novel by Giles Blunt

 
Awards
Dagger Awards (nominee)
"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


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. Haunted by a criminal secret in his own past and hounded by a special investigation into corruption on the force (conducted, he suspects, by his own partner), Cardinal is on the brink of losing his career - and his family. 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. Time isn't only running out for him, but for another young victim, tied up in a basement wondering when and how his captors will kill him. Evoking the Canadian winter and the hearts of the killers and cops in icily realistic prose, Giles Blunt has produced a masterful crime novel that rivals the best of Martin Cruz Smith and introduces readers to a detective hero whose own human faults serve to fuel his unerring sense of justice.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

July 2001 : Hardback
Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0007115717 / 9780007115716 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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June 2001 : Hardback
Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0399147527 / 9780399147524 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam Adult
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October 2000 : Hardback
Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0679310576 / 9780679310570 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House of Canada, Limited
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January 2000 : Hardback
Title: FORTY WORDS FOR SORROW LARGE PRINT
Author(s): GILES BLUNT
ISBN: 1845058097 / 9781845058098 (UK edition)
Publisher:
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Paperback Editions

January 2002 : Paperback
Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0007115776 / 9780007115778 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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August 2009 : Paperback
Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0007335237 / 9780007335237 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper
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May 2005 : Paperback
Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0425206920 / 9780425206928 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
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January 2002 : Mass Market Paperback
Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0770428738 / 9780770428730 (Canada (English speaking) edition)
Publisher: Seal Books
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March 2002 : Mass Market Paperback
Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0425185168 / 9780425185162 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
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June 2001 : Paperback
Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0679311459 / 9780679311454 (USA edition)
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
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April 2001 : Paperback
Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0007115733 / 9780007115730 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Audio Editions

June 2004 : MP3 CD
Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 1593350384 / 9781593350383 (USA edition)
Publisher: BRILLIANCE AUDIO
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June 2004 : MP3 CD
Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 1593353685 / 9781593353681 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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May 2002 : Audio Cassette
Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 1587885883 / 9781587885884 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paperback Nova Audio Books
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June 2001 : Audio Cassette
Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 1587885859 / 9781587885853 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2001 : Audio Cassette
Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 1587885875 / 9781587885877 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nova Audio Books
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June 2001 : Audio Cassette
Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 1587885867 / 9781587885860 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

January 2014 : Kindle edition
Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: B00HY4WK3K
Publisher: Harper
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March 2002 : Kindle edition
Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: B000OIZV7K
Publisher: Berkley
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