Forty Words for Sorrow

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Forty Words for Sorrow
Author Giles Blunt
Country Canada
Language English
Genre Crime novel
Publisher Random House Canada
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 272
ISBN 0-679-31057-6
OCLC 44019295
813/.54 21
LC Class PS3552.L887 F67 2000

Forty Words for Sorrow is a crime novel from Canadian novelist Giles Blunt, and the first to feature his protagonists John Cardinal and Lise Delorme. Blunt had previous published one other novel, Cold Eye, but this was his first crime novel, and the first to be a critical and commercial success.[citation needed] The novel won the Crime Writers' Association Silver Dagger in 2001.[1]

In 2015, Sienna Films and eOne Entertainment announced that a television adaptation, Cardinal, was in development.[2] The six-episode series, starring Billy Campbell as John Cardinal and Karine Vanasse as Lise Delorme, premiered on CTV and Super Écran on January 25, 2017.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ CWA dagger Awards Archived September 27, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "eOne, Sienna Gets Greenlight For 'Cardinal' Murder Mystery Drama at Canada's CTV (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter, November 13, 2015.
  3. ^ Tony Wong (January 25, 2017). "Cardinal could be The Killing for Canada". Toronto Star. Retrieved January 25, 2017. 
  4. ^ Marc-André Lemieux (January 10, 2017). "La série Cardinal avec Karine Vanasse : un thriller fort efficace". Le Journal de Montréal. Retrieved January 25, 2017. 
  5. ^ "CTV and Super Écran Partner on New Serialized Drama". Broadcaster, February 11, 2016.