The Death of Kings (John Madden Series #5)

The Death of Kings (John Madden Series #5)

by Rennie Airth

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Overview

"[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 from Penguin

 
On a hot summer day in 1938, a beautiful actress is murdered on the grand Kent estate of Sir Jack Jessup, close friend of the Prince of Wales. The arrest of an ex-convict and his subsequent confession swiftly bring the case to a close, but in 1949, the reappearance of a jade necklace raises questions about the murder. Was the man convicted and executed the decade before truly guilty? 
 
Though happily retired from the police force, John Madden is persuaded to investigate the case afresh. In a story of honor and justice that takes Madden through the idyllic English countryside, post-war streets of London, and into the criminal underworld of the Chinese Triads, The Death of Kings is an atmospheric and captivating police procedural.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399563461
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/14/2017
Series: John Madden Series , #5
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 204,659
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Rennie Airth was born in South Africa and worked as a foreign correspondent for Reuters news service for many years. The first novel in his John Madden mystery series, River of Darkness, won the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière for best international crime novel of 2000 and was nominated for Edgar, Anthony, and Macavity awards.

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Characters are engaging and plots intricate.