The Dead of Winter - Rennie Airth

Since Rennie Airth’s first mystery, River of Darkness, a dozen years ago, I’ve wanted more stories about John Madden, the Scotland Yard inspector. It was a long wait for The Blood-Dimmed Tide, and now Airth has published the third Madden chronicle, The Dead Of Winter (Viking, $25.95). It’s 1944. Madden has retired to a farm with his wife. Then a young Jewish refugee they employed is murdered while visiting relatives in London. Madden joins his old colleagues to solve the crime. Does the woman’s death have something to do with the murder in Paris four years before of a Jewish furrier? Was she one of the Poles he was waiting for to drive with him to Portugal? Or was she a murderer? And how does the Resistance figure in this puzzle? This is a beautifully written book, full of twists and turns—it’s the reason I love mysteries.

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ISBN: 9780143117247
Availability: Backordered
Published: Penguin Books - June 29th, 2010

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