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  • ISBN: 1405088699
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Subcategory: Mystery
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: MacMillan UK; New edition edition
  • ePUB size: 1244 kb
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The Blood-Dimmed Tide (which takes its title from a . As we learn at the outset of The Blood-Dimmed Tide, the second book in Airth's trilogy, John Madden is peacefully retired with Helen on a farm far from Scotland Yard.

The Blood-Dimmed Tide (which takes its title from a . Yeats poem) finds Madden now retired and living peacefully on a farm in Surrey with his doctor wife, the former Helen Blackwell, and their two children, 10-year-old Rob and 6-year-old Lucy. The year is 1932, and the precipitous rise of the Nazis in Germany leaves many of their fellow countrymen, as well as no few Brits, worried for the future peace and stability of the European continent.

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The Blood-Dimmed Tide book. Angus Sinclair is ch The Blood-Dimmed Tide by Rennie Airth is the second book of the John Madden mystery series set in 1930s England

The Blood-Dimmed Tide book. Angus Sinclair is ch The Blood-Dimmed Tide by Rennie Airth is the second book of the John Madden mystery series set in 1930s England. It's been over a decade since the massacre at Melling Lodge, but John Madden, Billy Styles and Angus Sinclair haven't forgotten the horror of the case. John Madden has left Scotland Yard and happily settled into farm life with his wife Helen. Billy Styles fulfilled his potential to become a successful detective, after the excellent mentoring he received from John.

The Blood-Dimmed Tide: A John Madden Mystery. With the publication of the New York Times Notable Book River of Darkness, Rennie Airth established himself as a master of suspense. The Blood-Dimmed Tide, set in 1932, marks the return of the beloved Inspector John Madden, whose discovery of a young girl's mutilated corpse near his home in rural England brings him out of retirement despite his wife's misgivings. Soon he finds himself chasing a killer whose horrific crime could have implications far afield in a Europe threatened by the rise of Hitler.

With The New York Times Notable Book River of Darkness, Rennie Airth established himself as a formidable master of suspense. Now, in The Blood-Dimmed Tide, Airth returns with a macabre tale, filled with fascinating historical detail, of the social struggles of postWorld War I Britain and the looming menace of Hitlers Germany. It is 1932, and former Inspector John Madden leads a quiet life in rural England with his wife and childrenuntil a young village girl is savagely murdered. The crime catapults Madden into the grisly world of a brutal killer.

Читать онлайн The Blood-Dimmed Tide. They were passing through a small hamlet called Brookham, still a few miles from home.

The Blood-Dimmed Tide The Blood-dimmed tide Rennie Airth The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned W. B. Yeats, ‘The Second Coming’ PART ONE 1 Only chance brought the Maddens to Brookham that da. arlier, they had driven over to Reigate to attend a luncheon party and in the normal course of events would have returned directly by the main road to Guildford. Читать онлайн The Blood-Dimmed Tide. The Blood-Dimmed Tide.

The Blood- Dimmed Tide, set in 1932, marks the return of the beloved Inspector John Madden, whose . Описание: The fourth book in the much acclaimed Inspector John Madden series from the author of River of Darkness, The Blood-Dimmed Tide and The Dead of Winter.

The Blood- Dimmed Tide, set in 1932, marks the return of the beloved Inspector John Madden, whose discovery of a young girl s mutilated corpse near his home in rural England brings him out of retirement despite his wife s misgivings.

But enough of the old policeman still dwelt in John Madden to ensure that he wouldn’t rest satisfied.

Comments: (7)
Hucama
Although the book was very good, it was not as good as the first one, River of Darkness. This is primarily because John Madden is not the primary character even though it is a John Madden mystery. I'm not sure why the author chose to retire his main character. The book is very sad with graphic violence against little girls, which is not particularly my cup of tea. Although well written, some of the dialog at times sounds a little simple. There are very specific descriptions of emotions and feelings, which made it seem as though a woman was writing the story. By this I mean that it seems to be a little easier for women to describe these emotions. That's not to say that men can't. I also read the third book, The Dead of Winter. Again Madden is only minimally involved, which is curious. All three books have one common theme, sadness. My main complaint is the fact that Madden is not the main character
Jonariara
Airth's two books, the first revolving around the immediate aftermath of WWI and the second leading up to the chaos of the late 1930s, are both compelling narratives. The first is more of a classic whodunnit, with Scotland Yard's John Madden tracking down a (presumably) deranged murderer. The second has a different tone, one that is more about the looming breakdown of order rather than the re-establishment of a civil society after the horrors of the Great War. So I don't find the different approach and different kind of narrative (one where Madden isn't always the chief investigator) as irritating as some reviewers do.

In fact, I see this as a novel that really just happens to take the form of a mystery. In that light, it an author's ability to portray character that is of the greatest value, and here Airth triumphs. He recognizes that human beings are inherently complex beings and avoids all the easy cliches to which too many authors fall victim. The plot is sophisticated and I found it gripping in the extreme. He is also more skilful when weaving psychological elements into the plot (more so, for instance, than Jacqueline Winspear in her newer series revolving around Maisie Dobbs.) The psychological insights always feel as if they belong where they are written, rather than having value only to set the stage for the book's conclusions.

I only wish I would wake up one day to find another novel by this author had been published...!

Edited December 2009 to note that a third volume did, indeed, appear this summer, and is a worthy successor to the first two.
Wymefw
In three suspenseful crime novels set in England between the two wars, South African writer Rennie Airth tells the story of Scotland Yard detective John Madden and his wife, nee Dr. Helen Blackwell. John is a veteran of the Great War, unhinged by his experiences in the bloodbath in France and by the deaths of his wife and daughter. Helen comes into his life just in time to help nurse him back to health.

They meet in the first book, River of Darkness, set in the years following World War I, when John is assigned to an exceptionally brutal murder case in the countryside that taxes his skills and his already questionable emotional stability to the limit. Through an introduction from Helen, John enlists the help of a noted Viennese psychiatrist who assists him with an early version of what we now know as psychological profiling. The psychiatric insight eventually puts an end to a gruesome series of serial murders, leading John to the killer.

A decade later Germany is in the throes of a Nazi takeover, and England trembles. As we learn at the outset of The Blood-Dimmed Tide, the second book in Airth's trilogy, John Madden is peacefully retired with Helen on a farm far from Scotland Yard. When he chances upon a brutally murdered corpse on a walk through the countryside, his yearning for action comes to life once again. The officer in charge of the investigation, an old friend in a senior post on the force, takes advantage of John's eagerness to become involved again and seeks him out for advice. John circumvents his anxious wife's efforts to keep him out of the investigation and eventually plays a key role in solving the perplexing case.

Set in 1944, a dozen years later, John is drawn into another murder case when a young Polish girl who helps out at his farm is mysteriously murdered as The Dead of Winter commences. The police assigned to the case are reluctant to see more than a chance act of violence, but John uncovers a complex back-story involving an aged German-Jewish neighbor, a French art dealer, Nazi atrocities, and a fortune in stolen diamonds.

Rennie Airth writes with consummate skill, unfolding his complex plots with ease and painting fully three-dimensional portraits of the characters in these three engaging novels. If you're attracted to ably-written crime stories that bear no resemblance to the formulaic drawing-room who-dunits of years past, you'll enjoy these three books. Read them in chronological order, though. The reading experience deepens as you observe the aging protagonists live out their lives.

(From Mal Warwick's Blog on Books)
Qag
Slow moving until close to the end. I really couldn't put down the first in this series, but at times with this (the 2nd) I found myself wanting to skip whole pages just to get through it. Then, close to the end, it picked up, and I began to enjoy it. Normally I really have a "thing" for English mysteries, but unless Airth's next is as exciting as the first, I won't be reading more of this author's titles.
Tejora
I like the story and the way the police go about building their case. Even when you know who the murderer is, it is intriguing how they go about finding him. And then there is Helen. She is controlling and treats her husband as if he is a child, taking out her anger with his choices on other people. She is so irritating but I will probably read one more. If she does not improve that will do it for me.
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