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The Decent Inn of Death: A John Madden Mystery by [Rennie Airth]

The Decent Inn of Death: A John Madden Mystery Kindle Edition

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Praise for Rennie Airth

Outstanding.--Publishers Weekly (starred)

"[The Decent Inn of Death] is a locked-room murder mystery that rivals the best of Agatha Christie, Ruth Rendell or P.D. James."--BookPage

"Move over, Inspectors Alleyn, Dalgliesh, and Morse, and make room for John Madden in the pantheon of great, civilized English sleuths."--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... 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."--The New York Times Book Review --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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 the John Madden mysteries, including 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.

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07QPKV42V
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Penguin Books (14 January 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1034 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 364 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 0143134299
  • Customer Reviews:
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