River Of Darkness Book 1 by Rennie AirthRiver Of Darkness Book 1 by Rennie Airth

River Of Darkness Book 1

byRennie Airth

Paperback | June 30, 2009

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As rural England emerges from World War I, a vicious attack on a household leaves five butchered bodies and no explanation for the killings. Scotland Yard sends Inspector John Madden, still recovering from his own harrowing war experience and from the deaths of his family. The locals dismiss the slaughter as a robbery, but Madden detects the signs of a madman at work.
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 Tid...
Title:River Of Darkness Book 1Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 7.7 × 5.2 × 0.83 inPublished:June 30, 2009Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143171003

ISBN - 13:9780143171003


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Violence in Post War Scotland This was my first introduction to the Inspector and I fell in love with Airth's writing. His depiction of the landscape and his characterizations of the individuals make you want to read more and become part of their world. His treatment of PTSD victims and their challenges give you a greater appreciation of the men and women who suffer from it. A must read.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A powerful and engaging story. Fifteen years ago, while returning from England, a fellow traveller offered me a pocketbook that she had finished reading; that book was "River of Darkness". I found it to be a powerful, haunting mystery that was difficult to put down and held me to the end. At that time, the other two books written by Airth were unavailable here so "River...." was the only one I was able to read. I am just now rereading this book and it is just as good on second reading! I was thrilled to find that there are now two more books in the Inspector Madden series and that all Airth's books are available through Indigo. Do yourself a favor and pick this one up. You won't be disappointed,
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great mystery While the horrors of the Great War are still alive in the minds of the men that returned, John Madden is trying to find his place again in the world. Soon he finds himself face to face with true evil - a serial killer that has no conscience and is ready to strike again at any moment.
Date published: 2013-07-09