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"One of the most finely crafted, beautifully written, and emotionally engaging series in all of crime fiction."
— Linwood Barclay

Forty Words for Sorrow is the "The best Canadian crime thriller ever written."
—National Post

"Blunt writes with the flashing grace of an ice skater skimming over a frozen pond."
New York Times Book Review

By the Time You Read This is "the . . . most beautifully written, deeply felt page-turner of the year."
Kirkus

“I wish I had written Forty Words for Sorrow.”
—Tony Hillerman

Breaking Lorca is "a tour de force . . . an unforgettable window into the human capacity for cruelty and courage."
The Globe and Mail

Forty Words for Sorrow is “Brilliant. One of the finest crime novels I’ve ever read.”
—Jonathan Kellerman

News & Events


The Hesitation Cut
GB receiving honorary degree

GB’s new standalone novel, The Hesitation Cut, was published by Penguin Random House Canada August 18, 2015.

Interview with GB on The Hesitation Cut: Who'll Do What To Whom?

GB’s collection of poems, Vanishing Act, will be published by Exile Editions in April this year.

Friday, April 8 - GritLit Festival, Hamilton, ON. Details TBA.

April 23 - May 1 - Frye Festival, Moncton, NB. Details TBA.

July 14-17 - Saskatchewan Festival of Words, Moose Jaw, SK. Details TBA.

August 4-5 - Bruce County Public Library Branches for readings, talks, signings. Details TBA.

GB was awarded an honorary degree from Nipissing University on June 12, 2014.