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The Death of Kings by Rennie Airth
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Nov 14, 2017 | ISBN 9780399563461

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“Rennie Airth is one of the best detective writers around. And The Death of Kings is his best book yet.”—Philip Kerr, New York Times bestselling author of The Other Side of Silence

“A well-constructed story—a real page-turner.” —New York Journal of Books

“For mystery lovers, [The Death of Kings is] a thoroughly enjoyable trip.” —Huntington Herald Dispatch

“[A] gripping tale that manages to work in Chinese Triad gangs, blackmail, changing social mores and the harshness of life with post-war rationing.” —Cleveland Plain Dealer

“The fifth in Airth’s series is an intelligent character study.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Fans looking to pit their wits against a savvy sleuth will be more than satisfied.”—Publishers Weekly 

Praise for Rennie Airth
“Move over, Inspectors Alleyn, Dalgliesh, and Morse, and make room for John Madden in the pantheon of great, civilized English sleuths. With THE DEAD OF WINTER, Rennie Airth now carries us through the third of Madden’s encounters with a killer sprung from a Europe at war with itself. It’s safe to say that once you’ve read it, you will start longing for Madden’s next case.”—Jane Kramer, The New Yorker
“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
“[Airth’s] meticulously detailed procedural mysteries are beautifully written…[he] has produced three novels that are well worth reading, and rereading, whenever we’re engaged in war.”—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times
“One of the best mysteries in years.”—The Boston Globe
“Airth writes with arresting authority and compassion…a major talent.”—Chicago Tribune
“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
“A mystery thick with atmosphere and even psychoanalysis….Pay close attention to detail – the author did.”—Susan Hall-Balduf, Detroit Free Press
“Starts off as a genteel British whodunit but soon escalates into a suspense thriller…. However, Airth’s novel has an added psychological assurance and a tension-packed elegance. It’s up there with the works of P. D. James and Ruth Rendell. High praise indeed.”—Pauline Mayer, The Cleveland Plain Dealer

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