Book List in Order: 7 titles


  • An American actress arrives in London to find herself the target of a ruthless assassin in this compelling standalone thriller. Actress Adelaide Banks is swapping her native New York for London to spend Christmas with her widowed Aunt Rose. Rose w...



  • Snowed in at a country manor, former Scotland Yard inspectors John Madden and Angus Sinclair find themselves trapped in the company of a murderer. On a trip into Winchester, former chief inspector Angus Sinclair learns of a tragedy that has taken ...



  • In the fifth novel in the critically acclaimed John Madden series, the former Scotland Yard detective returns in a gripping post-World War II mystery that will delight fans of Philip Kerr On a hot summer day in 1938, a beautiful actress is murder...



  • Inspector John Madden -- who debuted in River of Darkness -- returns in a gripping post-World War II murder mystery On a quiet afternoon in 1947, retired bank manager Oswald Gibson is shot in the head while fishing. In Scotland, a respectable fam...



  • "[Rennie Airth's] meticulously detailed procedural mysteries are beautifully written . . . well worth reading, and rereading." -Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review On a freezing London night in 1944, Rosa Novak is brutally murdered during...



  • "Unnerving... from [a] richly textured background, Airth draws a vivid cast of full-bodied characters and a plot that satisfies."—The New York Times Book ReviewWith the publication of the New York Times Notable Book River of Darkness, Rennie Airth ...



  • As rural England slowly emerges from World War I, a particularly vicious attack on a household in a small village leaves five butchered bodies and no explanation for the killings. Scotland Yard sends Inspector John Madden, still recovering from his o...





Complete Series List in Order

A John Madden Mystery

1) River of Darkness (Jun-1999)
2) The Blood-Dimmed Tide (Jul-2005)
3) The Dead of Winter (Aug-2009)
4) The Reckoning (Aug-2014)
5) The Death of Kings (Jan-2017)
6) The Decent Inn of Death (Jan-2020)