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The Dead of Winter: A John Madden Mystery (Paperback)

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Great procedural with marvelous characters, #3 in this series. I read this one first, actually, then caughter up with #1 & 2. I LOVE these.

— Susan


"[Rennie Airth's] meticulously detailed procedural mysteries are beautifully written . . . well worth reading, and rereading."—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

Rennie Airth's The Decent Inn of Death is forthcoming.

On a freezing London night in 1944, Rosa Novak is brutally murdered during a blackout. Scotland Yard suspects the young Polish refugee was the victim of a random act of violence and might have dropped the case if former police investigator John Madden hadn't been her employer. Madden feels he owes it to Rosa to find her killer and pushes the investigation, uncovering her connection to a murdered Parisian furrier, a member of the Resistance, and a stolen cache of diamonds.

Delivering the atmospheric writing and compelling characters that have already established Rennie Airth as a master of suspense as well as style, this long-awaited third installment in the John Madden series is historical crime writing at its best.

About the Author

Rennie Airth was born in South Africa and worked as a foreign correspondent for Reuters before becoming a novelist. He is the author of two other John Madden mysteries, River of Darkness, a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel and a Macavity Award for Best Mystery, and a New York Times Notable Book, and The Blood-Dimmed Tide. He lives in Cortona, Italy.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780143117247
ISBN-10: 0143117246
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: June 29th, 2010
Pages: 416
Language: English
Series: A John Madden Mystery