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Giles Blunt was born in 1952 in Windsor, Ontario, and grew up in North Bay, Ontario.  He describes his parents as being "so English that the space on their passports for citizenship could only be filled in 'British Beyond Belief.'" He spent most of his education at a Catholic boys' school called Scollard Hall, moving to a "regular school", Algonquin Composite, for his last two years.

His career started with poetry which was published in various publications including Grain and Poetry Canada.  Then he fell in love with movies and decided to write screenplays and, in 1980, moved to New York, where he lived for the next 22 years.  He says, "living in New York gave me enough distance from northern Ontario to see it through a very long lens. I now visit North Bay and it seems exotic. It is exotic. It's ridiculous that anybody should live there, really, in the land of ice and snow. I mean, what kind of person comes to a hunk of rock surrounded by ice and pine trees and figures it's a good bet to settle down there? Okay, fur traders. But as soon as they have enough money fur traders head for Florida just like everyone else."

He worked in various restaurants and bars in New York before getting a two-year contract with Grosso-Jacobson, who co-produced Night Heat.  In addition to working on Night Heat he wrote the pilot for Diamonds, a detective show than ran for a couple of years; and also wrote episodes for Law & Order and Street Legal.

His first novel, Cold Eye, was published in 1989 and was made into a French movie, Les Couleurs du diable (1997).  He wrote the first in his John Cardinal series, Forty Words For Sorrow, in 2000.  This was followed by The Delicate Storm (2002), Blackfly Season (2005) and By The Time You Read This (2006).   The series, which has won both the British Crime Writers Silver Dagger and the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis awards, is set in Algonquin Bay - a thinly disguised version of the city of North Bay, Ontario (about 200 miles from Toronto on the Ottawa River and Lake Nipissing).

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Giles Blunt
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Forty Words for Sorrow (John Cardinal and Lise Delorme Mystery, #1)
byGiles Blunt
3.83 avg rating — 2,673 ratings — published 2000 — 47 editions
Blackfly Season (John Cardinal and Lise Delorme Mystery, #3)
byGiles Blunt
3.74 avg rating — 1,402 ratings — published 2005 — 22 editions
By the Time You Read This (John Cardinal and Lise Delorme Mystery, #4)
byGiles Blunt
3.92 avg rating — 1,323 ratings — published 2006 — 23 editions
The Delicate Storm (John Cardinal and Lise Delorme Mystery, #2)
byGiles Blunt
3.65 avg rating — 1,200 ratings — published 2003 — 23 editions
Crime Machine (John Cardinal and Lise Delorme Mystery, #5)
byGiles Blunt
3.86 avg rating — 634 ratings — published 2010 — 8 editions
Until the Night (John Cardinal and Lise Delorme Mystery, #6)
byGiles Blunt
3.95 avg rating — 562 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
No Such Creature
byGiles Blunt
3.33 avg rating — 313 ratings — published 2008 — 10 editions
The Hesitation Cut
byGiles Blunt
3.14 avg rating — 241 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
Breaking Lorca
byGiles Blunt
3.58 avg rating — 186 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
Cold Eye
byGiles Blunt
3.45 avg rating — 58 ratings — published 1989 — 2 editions
John Cardinal Mysteries 3-Book Bundle: Forty Words for Sorrow, The Delicate Storm, Blackfly Season
byGiles Blunt
4.36 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
Vanishing Act
byGiles Blunt
liked it 3.00 avg rating — 12 ratings — 4 editions
Ewiges Eis: Thriller (John Cardinal 6)
byGiles Blunt, Charlotte Breuer(Translator), Norbert Möllemann(Translator)
0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
Quand tu liras ces mots
byGiles Blunt, Oristelle Bonis(Translator)
0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
Delicate Storm
byGiles Blunt
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svart sorti
byGiles Blunt
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