All posts tagged: John Cardinal Series

Book Review: Forty Words For Sorrow

DETAILS Title: Forty Words For Sorrow [John Cardinal #1] Author: Giles Blunt Publisher: Vintage Canada ISBN: 9780735273542 Genre: Police Procedural | Mystery BACK COVER BLURB 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, 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 serial 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 …

WWW Wednesday

Welcome to WWW Wednesday, a meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words in which you answer three simple questions about what we’re reading: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next? I am currently reading: I started CARDINAL: Forty Words For Sorrow by Giles Blunt yesterday and I’m already a third of the way through. This is both crime fiction and something of a police procedural, in which John Cardinal is the lead detective in a series of missing children cases that are, somehow, all linked. What’s more, the series is now a dramatic TV show here, in Canada, on CTV TV starring Billy Campbell in the lead role. What I just finished reading: I just recently finished reading and reviewed SHELL GAME by Sara Paretsky, which is the nineteenth installment of Paretsky’s very famous V. I. Warshawski series of detective novels. Check out my review for more information about the book and series in general. What I plan on reading next: I …

New Arrivals!

Oh how I love getting parcels through the post from my favourite online bookseller: Indigo/Chapters. The three books I ordered have arrived, and I now have a great slate of titles to read and review, in March. The new arrivals are all installments of various serials. The Liar is the one Steve Cavanagh I haven’t read, other than his soon to be released, Twisted! I’ve been watching two drama shows on TV, The Coroner on CBC, which is inspired by the Jenny Cooper series by Matthew Hall, hence wanting to read the books. And Cardinal, which is inspired by Giles Blunt’s series. I can’t wait for someone to do a show of Cavanagh’s Eddie Flynn series. THE LIAR by Steve Cavanagh [Eddie Flynn #3] A LIFE TO KILL by Matthew Hall [Jenny Cooper #7] FORTY WORDS FOR SORROW by Giles Blunt [John Cardinal #1] I also started reading Shell Game, the latest V. I. Warshawski novel by Sara Paretsky this week and, all being well, should finish that one later today. Which means, of course, I should …