By the Time You Read This
Toronto: Random House Canada, 2006. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. ISBN: 0679312447. Signed by Author; Light lean to book, minimal edge wear to dust jacket; Signed by author on title page. A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; A John Cardinal Mystery; 1.04 x 9.26 x 6.07 Inches; 308 pages; Set in remote Algonquin Bay, Ontario, Blunt's compelling fourth crime novel to feature John Cardinal (after Blackfly Season) finds the police detective mourning the death of his wife, an apparent suicide. Then Cardinal starts receiving cold, hate-filled notes gloating over his loss. Stirred and angered into believing that his wife may have been murdered, he sets about looking into who might be refusing to let the dead—or, more particularly, himself—rest easy. Meanwhile, his partner, Lise Delorme, is busy trying to track down the pedophile responsible for a cache of appalling photos featuring a small girl who may live in or near Algonquin Bay. An unexpected yet utterly realistic twist lifts this novel into extremely interesting (and entertaining) territory. Sharp dialogue, complex characters and a satisfying conclusion should help Blunt, who has won Britain's Silver Dagger and Canada's Arthur Ellis Award, win new readers in the U.S.. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket .
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Keywords: 0679312447 John Cardinal Depression MYSTERY Algonquin bay lise delorme Fiction::Mystery