Follow Detective Inspector John Madden as he attempts to solve a number of tricky cases in Rennie Airth's three novels inspired by the Golden Age of crime fiction.
In River of Darkness, it's 1921 and there's been a terrible murder at a manor house in Surrey. The victims have all been stabbed and the lack of disturbance in the house suggests the attack was one of terrifying speed. While the police force are ready to put the murders down to robbery and violence, Madden sees things differently - he's sure this is the work of a psychopath...
The Blood Dimmed Tide finds Madden on the trail of a killer who is a master of reinvention; and The Dead of Winter takes place in late 1944 when a young Polish girl who worked on Madden's farm winds up dead...
This collection includes books 1-3 in Rennie Airth's John Madden Mystery series Format: paperback
I hadn't read any Rennie Airth books before buying these and I was immediately hooked! Well-written, spiced with period detail and psychological insight, all three were excellent reads.
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Though recently published, these stories take place from the end of WW1 to after WW2. They are evocative of the periods, and are a good read. If you like Edward Marston stories, then these should appeal to you!