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River of Darkness - Rennie Airth
River of Darkness
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Upon its original publication, River of Darkness awed readers who look for intelligent, well-plotted psychological mysteries. This “fine, frightening piece of work” (Kirkus Reviews) introduces inspector John Madden who, in the years following World War I, is sent to a small village to... show more
Upon its original publication, River of Darkness awed readers who look for intelligent, well-plotted psychological mysteries. This “fine, frightening piece of work” (Kirkus Reviews) introduces inspector John Madden who, in the years following World War I, is sent to a small village to investigate a particularly gruesome attack. The local police dismiss the slaughter as a botched robbery, but Madden detects the signs of a madman at work. With the help of Dr. Helen Blackwell, who introduces him to the latest developments in criminal psychology, Madden sets out to identify and capture the killer, even as the murderer sets his sights on his next innocent victims.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143035701 (0143035703)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
Series: John Madden (#1)
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Reading Junkie
Reading Junkie rated it
5.0 So good I stayed up way too late last night to finish it!
River of Darkness takes place in England shortly after WWI. Scotland Yard is investigating a murder outside of London and stumbles on a terrifying serial killer - now they have to catch him before he strikes again.I really liked the characters, even though there were a lot of them, I felt like they ...
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3.0 River of Darkness
Another bookswap book, this time the first in what I thought was a series but which may only be a trilogy?It's the 1920's and England is still recovering from the aftermath of the War, with visible scars in the shape of missing sons and less obvious ones in terms of those who came home but left a pa...
EricCWelch
EricCWelch rated it
The effect of WW I on the survivors continues to provide a reservoir of themes for authors of English detective novels. Charles Todd's (actually a mother-son team) Ian Rutledge, a Scottish detective is one example. Rutledge suffers from guilt-ridden hallucinations.Airth's Inspector John Madden is ev...
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