Order of John Madden Books
John Madden is the protagonist in a series of historical mystery novels by South African novelist Rennie Airth. Inspector John Madden works out of Scotland Yard. Prior to becoming a detective, he was a veteran of World War I.
Rennie Airth began his John Madden series in 1999 with the novel River of Darkness. Originally planned as a trilogy, the series is currently ongoing. Below is a list of Rennie Airth’s John Madden books in order of when they were first released (which is the same as their chronological order):
Publication Order of John Madden Books
|River of Darkness||(1999)|
|The Blood-Dimmed Tide||(2004)|
|The Dead of Winter||(2009)|
|The Death of Kings||(2017)|
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John Madden Synopsis: The Blood-Dimmed Tide by Rennie Airth, set in 1932, is the second novel featuring Inspector John Madden, whose discovery of a young girl’s mutilated body near his home in rural England brings him out of retirement despite his wife’s opinion. He soon finds himself chasing a killer whose horrific crime could have implications far afield in a Europe threatened by the rise of Hitler.