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Forty Words for Sorrow

Forty Words for Sorrow

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

 
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 the badly decomposed body of thirteen-year-old Katie Pine is found in an abandoned mine shaft, John Cardinal is vindicated. It was Cardinal who'd kept the Pine case open - insisting she was no mere runaway - and Cardinal had been demoted to the burglary squad for his excessive zeal. But Katie Pine isn't the only youngster to have gone missing in the rural town of Algonquin Bay, and Cardinal is now given the go-ahead to reopen the files on three other lost kids. When another youth is reported missing, he begins to see a pattern that screams "serial killer." Meanwhile, the brass have partnered him with Lisa Delorme, newly shifted to homicide from the Office of Special Investigations, and Cardinal can't help but wonder if she's been sent to keep tabs on him. A guilty conscience makes him think so. Superbly paced, with fully-fleshed characters and utterly convincing police detail, Forty Words for Sorrow is also a novel of place that transcends the genre. Blunt puts us in a small Canadian town in the dead of winter and makes us feel the cold, then turns the cold into a metaphor for the destruction of young lives. "Blunt has done for Canada's north what James Lee Burke did for Cajun Louisiana." - Margaret Cannon, Toronto Globe and Mail

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

July 2001 : UK Hardback
Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0007115717 / 9780007115716 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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June 2001 : USA Hardback
Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0399147527 / 9780399147524 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam Adult
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October 2000 : USA Hardback
Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0679310576 / 9780679310570 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Canada
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January 2000 : UK 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 : UK Paperback
Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0007115776 / 9780007115778 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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June 2001 : USA Paperback
Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0679311459 / 9780679311454 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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August 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0007335237 / 9780007335237 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper
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May 2005 : USA Paperback
Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0425206920 / 9780425206928 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley Trade
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January 2002 : Canada Mass Market Paperback
Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0770428738 / 9780770428730 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Seal Books
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March 2002 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0425185168 / 9780425185162 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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April 2001 : UK 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 : USA 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 : USA 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 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 1587885883 / 9781587885884 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2001 : USA 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 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 1587885875 / 9781587885877 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: FORTY WORDS FOR SORROW (LIBR.ED.)7 CASS.
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 1587885867 / 9781587885860 (USA edition)
Publisher: BRILLIANCE AUDIO
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Kindle Editions

January 2014 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt

Publisher: Harper
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April 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt

Publisher: Seal Books
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March 2002 : USA, UK Kindle edition
Title: Forty Words for Sorrow
Author(s): Giles Blunt

Publisher: Berkley
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