Books by Giles Blunt

Giles Blunt is the winner of Britain’s prestigious Silver Dagger and Canada’s Arthur Ellis Award, and has been short-listed for the Hammett, Anthony, and Macavity awards. He lived for twenty-two years in New York, working as a screenwriter and bartender,


NO SUCH CREATURE by Giles Blunt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 27, 2009

"The result isn't half bad, just less distinctive than Blunt's tales of Algonquin Bay Detective John Cardinal (By the Time You Read This, 2007, etc.)."
The heretofore depressive Blunt puts on his dancing shoes to follow a pair of gentlemen thieves from San Francisco to points south and east. Read full book review >
BY THE TIME YOU READ THIS by Giles Blunt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"The result is the most beautifully written, deeply felt page-turner of the year."
Canadian detective John Cardinal (Black Fly Season, 2005, etc.) won't have to worry about his depressive wife anymore: She's taken a fatal plunge from the roof of an apartment building. Read full book review >
BLACK FLY SEASON by Giles Blunt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2005

"If the macabre plot, based on a true-crime episode, seems more rote than its predecessors (The Delicate Storm, 2003, etc.), Blunt redeems himself with his searing portrait of a cop unable to prevent his wife's self-destruction."
A woman with a bullet in her brain can't remember who she is or who put it there. Read full book review >
THE DELICATE STORM by Giles Blunt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2003

"Beneath the unfortunate mishmash of coincidences is a humdinger of a plot."
Canada's tiny, frigid Algonquin Bay, home to more bears than people, is relatively quiet during an unexpected winter thaw until two bodies are found in the woods within a three-day span. Read full book review >
FORTY WORDS FOR SORROW by Giles Blunt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 25, 2001

"Former TV writer Blunt (Cold Eye, not reviewed) is a helluva storyteller, and his John Cardinal probably has a long career ahead of him."
Tiny Algonquin Bay, north of everything except snow, unfortunately has attracted some problems from big-city Toronto. Read full book review >