Forty Words for Sorrow by Giles Blunt
John Cardinal, a policeman from Algonquin Bay, Ontario has been demoted
to burglary after pushing too hard in the case of a missing Indian girl.
He is also suspected in tipping off one of the criminal bosses in the
When Katie Pine, the missing girl is found encased in a
block of ice in a mine shaft Cardinal is brought into the investigation. His
new partner is Lise Delorme from Special Investigations. She will help
Cardinal but she is also investigating him.
Cardinal finds a
disturbing pattern of young teenagers who have gone missing. When yet
another one shows up missing Cardinal knows it is just a matter of time
before he shows up dead.
Cardinal's wife is in a mental
institution and Cardinal suffers along with her. The reader gets caught
up in his personal situation.
This is a great mystery and I love the Canadian content
First Line: "It gets dark early in Algonquin Bay."