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River of Darkness by Rennie Airth
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May 31, 2005 | ISBN 9780143035701

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“Move over, Inspectors Alleyn, Dalgliesh, and Morse, and make room for John Madden in the pantheon of great, civilized English sleuths.”—The New Yorker

“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) 

“I have been a huge fan of Rennie Airth’s novels featuring John Madden since first reading River of Darkness… Airth is at the top of his game, engaging the reader with dense plotting, page-turning narrative and expert characterization.”—Jacqueline Winspear, author of Maisie Dobbs
“Madden is seamlessly admirable…In an era when our real-life heroes tend to have feet of thick, grubby clay, it can be bracing to spend time with a  man who is naturally but not implausibly noble.”—The Washington Post Book World

“Readers who are looking for smart, well-plotted psychological mysteries will be delighted.”—Booklist

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