The Blood-Dimmed Tide
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The Blood-Dimmed Tide : A John Madden Mystery

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Rennie Airth's The Death of Kings is now available from Viking. 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 341 pages
  • 129.5 x 190.5 x 20.3mm | 226.8g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143037102
  • 9780143037101
  • 474,884

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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
"Airth's first mystery, River of Darkness, was impressive enough to earn him several award nominations and much critical applause. [The Blood-Dimmed Tide] deserves the same treatment." -Chicago Tribune
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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

"Airth's first mystery, River of Darkness, was impressive enough to earn him several award nominations and much critical applause. [The Blood-Dimmed Tide] deserves the same treatment." --Chicago Tribune
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About Rennie Airth

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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1,981 ratings
3.97 out of 5 stars
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4 45% (900)
3 21% (425)
2 3% (68)
1 1% (17)
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