River of Darkness: The First John Madden Mystery (John Madden Mysteries (Paperback))

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River of Darkness As rural England slowly emerges from the sorrow of World War I, a particularly vicious attack on a household in a small Surrey village leaves five butchered bodies and no explanation for the killings. A Scotland Yard inspector investigates. Full description

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"It's the tactics and the terrain, the morale and the characters that make the difference between an average thriller and one as good as this."--Christopher Dickey, The New York Times Book Review
"One of the best mysteries I have read in years."--The Boston Globe
"Airth writes with arresting authority and compassion...a major talent."--Chicago Tribune
"All the familiar elements of suspense writing are given an unusual and satisfying twist in this grim and fascinating thriller--the initial volume of a promised series...A fine, frightening piece of work."--Kirkus Reviews (starred)
"Readers who are looking for smart, well-plotted psychological mysteries will be delighted."--Booklist

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The award-winning first novel in this outstanding historical crime series featuring John Madden - now with a stunning new look

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