Forty Words for Sorrow
When the decomposed body of 13-year-old Katie Pine is found in an abandoned mine shaft, Detective John Cardinal is vindicated. He'd kept the Pine case open, and was demoted for his zeal. But Katie isn't the only youngster to disappear in the Canadian town of Algonquin Bay. Cardinal is allowed to... show more
When the decomposed body of 13-year-old Katie Pine is found in an abandoned mine shaft, Detective John Cardinal is vindicated. He'd kept the Pine case open, and was demoted for his zeal. But Katie isn't the only youngster to disappear in the Canadian town of Algonquin Bay. Cardinal is allowed to reopen the files on three other lost kids. When another youth goes missing, he sees a pattern that screams "serial killer."
Publish date: June 7th 2005
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
Series: John Cardinal and Lise Delorme Mystery (#1)
I read this first of the John Cardinal mystery thrillers to get ready for the 6-episode mini-series (Cardinal) that's coming on CTV this coming week and I'm glad I did. The introduction of Detective John Cardinal and his new partner Lise Delorme is a pretty good read. It didn't blow me away, but i...
Kurzbeschreibung:In der klirrenden Kälte des kanadischen Winters wird in einem Minenschacht, festgefroren in einem Eisblock, die grausig zugerichtete Leiche eines Mädchens gefunden. Und in der Provinzstadt Algonquin Bay sind noch drei weitere Teenagerspurlos verschwunden. Detective John Cardinal gla...
I previously read one of the later John Cardinal books (Blackfly Season, I think) and remembered liking it, so when I ran across a copy of Forty Words I grabbed it. Rather gruesome, so those who are easily squicked out should avoid. This is not a cozy mystery. John Cardinal is a detective with the...
Rating: 3.75* of fiveThe Book Report: The first John Cardinal mystery, we're introduced to Detective Cardinal as he is reassigned to Homocide after being yanked into burglaries and other such unglamourous pursuits for daring to investigate the strange disappearances of several very young people in f...
This book reminded me of Patterson's Kiss the Girls and I hated that book. It ceased to be a mystery about a hundred pages into the book when the author decided to give us a ringside seat at the murderers place. And this child killer likes to audio tape and then videotape his brutal murders. Descrip...