The Blood-Dimmed Tide: A John Madden Mystery

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Penguin, May 30, 2006 - Fiction - 352 pages
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"Unnerving... from [a] richly textured background, Airth draws a vivid cast of full-bodied characters and a plot that satisfies."The New York Times Book Review

With the publication of the New York Times Notable Book River of Darkness, Rennie Airth established himself as a master of suspense. The Blood-Dimmed Tide, set in 1932, marks the return of the beloved Inspector John Madden, whose discovery of a young girl's mutilated corpse near his home in rural England brings him out of retirement despite his wife's misgivings. Soon he finds himself chasing a killer whose horrific crime could have implications far afield in a Europe threatened by the rise of Hitler. A riveting, atmospheric, multilayered mystery, this intense and intelligent tale more than delivers on the promise of Rennie Airth's first thriller.

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The Blood-Dimmed Tide. (John Madden, Book 2). Rennie Airth. 2006. Some years have passed. John has married Dr. Helen Blackwell and retired from Scotland Yard. They have two lovely children and he is a ... Read full review

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This is the second in Airth’s series of John Madden mysteries. "The Blood-Dimmed Tide" takes place a decade later than the first book in the series. Madden is no longer in the police force and is now ... Read full review

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Rennie Airth was born in South Africa and worked as a foreign correspondent for Reuters before becoming a novelist. He is the author of two other John Madden mysteries, River of Darkness, a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel and a Macavity Award for Best Mystery, and a New York Times Notable Book, and The Blood-Dimmed Tide. He lives in Cortona, Italy.

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