By the Time You Read This by Giles Blunt
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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.

About Giles Blunt

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GILES BLUNT grew up in North Bay, Ontario. After spending over twenty years in New York City, he now lives in Toronto. He has written scripts for "Law & Order, Street Legal "and "Night Heat," and is the author of the bestselling Cardinal crime series, which he is adapting as a television series for CTV. He has won the British Crime Writers' Macallan Silver Dagger and the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel. "Until the Night" is his sixth novel featuring John Cardinal and Lise Delorme.
Published February 6, 2007 by Henry Holt and Co.. 364 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Set in remote Algonquin Bay, Ontario, Blunt's compelling fourth crime novel to feature John Cardinal (after Blackfly Season ) finds the police detective mourn

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That the reader is drawn so completely into the story and its characters is just one measure of how splendidly it is written.

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Cardinal and Delorme eventually team up to track down the pornographer and in the process uncover the reality behind Catherine's suicide.By the Time You Read This is an exceptionally well-written, deftly plotted novel, but should not be read as a mystery per se.

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