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I couldn't put this book down. John Madden is a complex character that I have come to like, quirks and all.Published 7 months ago by Kristina
A complex and compelling detective, John Madden is an interesting protagonist in a mystery set in rural England during the rapid social changes post WWI. Very good reading.Published 8 months ago by Patricia Dowdall Seier
A great read with fine characterization. One problem for foreigners writing about times and places they do not really know is that mistakes happen. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Chris Pascoe
This was my first Rennie Airth novel and it was an engaging read. I enjoyed the author's detailed and crafted writing and plan to pick up another of his books in the near future.Published on Sept. 29 2013 by Rickjcross
I happened upon this series by accident. I enjoy historical mysteries and thrillers so the book was a good bet. Read morePublished on July 14 2010 by Dave and Joe
The setting for this novel is a post World War I Britain: still reeling from the combined effects of war and the influenza epidemic of 1918. Read morePublished on Sept. 17 2007 by Jennifer Cameron-Smith
Rennie Airth's "River of Darkness" is an ambitious book. it wants to be a good psychological thriller while also being a good post World War I novel. Well, that fails. Read morePublished on May 26 2004 by Peter LaPrade
I'm sorry to say that I found River of Darkness to be a very disappointing, and totally predictable, thriller. The only mystery to me is how so many people can have enjoyed it. Read morePublished on April 10 2003
Well-plotted with romantic characters. Set after the First World War in rural England without being stodgy. Would make a great A&E Mystery mini-series.Published on March 28 2002 by Melissa Alderman