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The Decent Inn of Death

(John Madden #6)

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

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
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Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Published January 14th 2020 by Penguin Books
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Dana Stabenow
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A classic country house murder in post-WWII England with a blizzard obscuring almost all the tracks of the red herrings in the snow. But only almost, because not-so-retired Chief Inspector Angus Sinclair with definitely retired Detective Inspector John Madden faint but pursuing are on the case of a killer who has left a trail of bodies that predates the war. Interesting twists in both the killer's multiple motives and in the shifting list of [un]usual suspects, and a great visit with John, his ...more
Deon Stonehouse
Retired Chief Inspector Angus Sinclair was invited by Sir Wilfred to stay for a visit in Winchester. It seems Sir Wilfred has an acquaintance who is eager to quiz Sinclair about his police work for some research she is doing. As soon as he arrives, he learns of a death in the village. The church organist, Greta, fell into the stream, it has been deemed an accident. But Vera, her good friend, is not convinced. Greta walked the path across the stream often, knew of the danger spots, and was ...more
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Publishing in January 2020. The first book in this series was amazing! I've read more off and on since then.
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Rennie Airth was born in South Africa and has worked as a foreign correspondent for Reuters. The first novel in his John Madden trilogy, River of Darkness, was published in 1999 to huge critical acclaim, was shortlisted for four crime fiction awards and won the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière in France. The sensational sequel was The Blood-Dimmed Tide, and The Dead of Winter forms the final ...more

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