Rennie Airth
Rennie Airth is a South African author of mystery novels. He writes the John Madden series. Besides his work as a novelist, Airth has worked as a foreign correspondent for Reuters. His novel River of Darkness was shortlisted for four crime fiction awards and won the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière in France. Airth currently lives in Italy.

Rennie Airth became a published novelist in 1969 with the novel Snatch!. His second novel wasn’t for 12 more years, which was Once a Spy. His third novel wouldn’t be for another 18 years, but after that his novels became more frequent. Below is a list of Rennie Airth’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of John Madden Books


River of Darkness(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Blood-Dimmed Tide(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dead of Winter(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Reckoning(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Snatch!(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Once a Spy(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Rennie Airth Synopsis: River of Darkness by Rennie Airth is the first book in the John Madden series. Following the Great War, Inspector John Madden is sent to a small village to look into a brutal attack. The local authorities think it was a robbery gone wrong, but Madden thinks otherwise – he thinks a psychopath is on the loose. Along with Dr. Helen Blackwell, who teaches him about criminal psychology, Madden must identify and track down the killer as next victim is being selected.


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