By the Time You Read This

By the Time You Read This

A Novel

Book - 2007
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Detective John Cardinal is on the hunt for an ingenious killer even as he mourns his own wife's tragic death in this thriller of heart-stopping suspense   Autumn has arrived in Algonquin Bay, and with it an unusual spate of suicides. The most shocking victim yet is Detective John Cardinal's wife, who has finally succumbed to her battle with manic depression. As Cardinal takes time to grieve, his partner, Lise Delorme, handles an unsavory assignment: a young girl appears in a series of unspeakable photos being traded online, and background elements indicate she lives in Algonquin Bay. Delorme is desperate to find the girl before she suffers more abuse.   When Cardinal receives a string of hateful anonymous notes about his wife's death, he begins to suspect homicide. His colleagues believe he is too distraught to think clearly, and he's forced to investigate alone. In doing so, he comes up against a brand of killer neither he--nor the reader--has ever seen before.   In his most masterful and thrilling novel yet, Giles Blunt confirms his reputation as a rising international star in crime fiction, and positions Detective John Cardinal among the finest characters in the genre.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2007.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780805080612
0805080619
Branch Call Number: X
Characteristics: 333 p. ; 25 cm.

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Lori_71
Mar 03, 2017

I liked the pacing and the suspense.

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Pisinga
Mar 14, 2012

In terms of crime mystery – the book is not bad.
Interesting descriptions of Canadian locations.
It is easy to read. But it is - another scenario, let's say,
for “Law & Order ” TV series. And from the very first pages, you can guess who's to blame for so many deaths.

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rblacklock
Oct 11, 2010

One of Blunt's better recent works. I'd strongly suggest reading the earlier Cardinal mysteries prior to reading this to get the full impact of the story.

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StratfordFestival
Jan 15, 2010

See Giles Blunt at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival on Sat. Aug. 7, 2010. Part of the Celebrated Writers Series. www.stratfordshakespearefestival.com/celebratedwriters

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Cabby
Nov 04, 2007

this is the fourth and best book by this local author

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