Crime Machine

Crime Machine

Paperback - 2011 | Vintage Canada ed., 2011.
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The long-awaited new instalment in the award-winning, bestselling John Cardinal mystery series.

A year after the death of his beloved and troubled wife, Catherine, John Cardinal has moved into a new, but very humid, condo. He has fallen into an easy routine of work on cold case files and platonic movie nights with friend and colleague Lise Delorme. The quiet of a snow-covered Algonquin Bay is shattered when the decapitated bodies of two people are found in a summer home on Trout Lake. The victims, visitors from Russia, are in Algonquin Bay attending the annual fur auction. This is by no means a routine murder investigation as Cardinal soon discovers, but a horrific piece of a very twisted puzzle. Blunt has, once again, given us a page-turning plot, a remarkable cast of characters and the comfort of John Cardinal at the helm.

From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: Toronto : Vintage Canada, 2011.
Edition: Vintage Canada ed., 2011.
ISBN: 9780679314349
Branch Call Number: X
Characteristics: 294 p. ; 21 cm.


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Nov 26, 2010

Another solid installment in this series. John Cardinal is still getting over the death of his wife when he begins to investigate a particularly grisly crime.
Really enjoyable to find a series that's well written with interesting & complex characters so you can look forward to the next one & catch up with their lives.

Nov 22, 2010

This was a good mystery, as his books usually are, but I expected a bit more substance to it, given his earlier novels, and was a bit disappointed.

Oct 27, 2010

Great book! could not put it down. Giles Blunt does it again.

Oct 26, 2010

Disappointing, compared to the other books in the series. Either Blunt tried to be "too clever" in this book, or his editor was asleep at the switch.


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