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The blood-dimmed tide /

by Airth, Rennie.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Viking, 2005Edition: 1st American ed.Description: 340 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0670899968 (acid-free paper) :.Title notes: $24.95 8-2005 (db)Subject(s): Fugitives from justice -- Fiction | Ex-police officers -- Fiction | British -- Europe -- Fiction | Europe -- History -- 1918-1945 -- Fiction | Historical fiction | Mystery fiction
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With The New York Times Notable Book River of Darkness, Rennie Airth established himself as a formidable master of suspense. Now, in The Blood-Dimmed Tide, Airth returns with a macabre tale, filled with fascinating historical detail, of the social struggles of postaWorld War I Britain and the looming menace of Hitleras Germany. It is 1932, and former Inspector John Madden leads a quiet life in rural England with his wife and childrenauntil a young village girl is savagely murdered. The crime catapults Madden into the grisly world of a brutal killer. Along with his former colleagues at Scotland Yard, Madden soon finds himself enlisting the help of the British secret service and the German police. Together they use the burgeoning science of criminal psychology in order to grasp the workings of the twisted mind of a cunning, sophisticated murdererabut can Madden prevent him from killing again?

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It is 1932, and more than a decade has passed in John Madden's life since he first appeared in Airth's acclaimed River of Darkness. Now retired from the demands of Scotland Yard to the bucolic life of an English farmer, the battle-scarred detective returns from a leisurely outing with his wife only to be drawn into the search for a missing child. Madden quickly finds the brutally murdered girl and develops a theory of the crime, thanks to his own intuitive talents and to the great strides in forensic science and criminal psychology since his 1921 case. Airth again creates a unique world: a satisfying meld of British cozy and the police forensic procedural that employs the soft focus of a historical perspective to mitigate the edginess of modern crime fiction. Truly a boon to mystery readers. The South African-born Airth lives in Italy.--Nancy McNicol, Ora Mason Branch Lib., West Haven, CT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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