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The Death of Kings

(2017)
(The fifth book in the John Madden series)
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From the critically acclaimed author, Rennie Airth, comes the fifth John Madden mystery, The Death of Kings.

I have reason to believe that the jade pendant accompanying this letter is the same one that disappeared from Miss Portia Blake's body in August 1938 . . . Since the piece could not have been stolen by the man who was hanged for Miss Blake's murder, the question arises: who else could have taken it?
And why?

1949. An unsigned letter arrives on the desk of Chief Inspector Derry of the Canterbury police. Enclosed is a jade pendant, identical to the one that went missing from the body of Portia Blake, an actress murdered a decade previously. The case had been shut quickly at the time - the accused vagrant gave a written confession and was sentenced to the gallows - but in the police's haste to close the inquiry, the necklace was never recovered. Until now.

Inspector Madden is asked to investigate the letter's worrying claims by his old friend, and former Chief Inspector, Angus Sinclair, who fears the wrong man may have been hanged on his watch. But with a world war separating Madden from the murder, the truth will not come easy . . .

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Hardback Editions

January 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Death of Kings (Inspector Madden series)
Author(s): Rennie Airth
ISBN: 1-5098-1731-X / 978-1-5098-1731-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mantle
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January 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Death of Kings: A John Madden Mystery
Author(s): Rennie George Airth
ISBN: 0-399-56345-8 / 978-0-399-56345-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

November 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Death of Kings: A John Madden Mystery
Author(s): Rennie Airth
ISBN: 0-399-56346-6 / 978-0-399-56346-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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October 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Death of Kings (Inspector Madden series)
Author(s): Rennie Airth
ISBN: 1-5098-1733-6 / 978-1-5098-1733-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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January 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Death of Kings
Author(s): Rennie Airth
ISBN: 1-5098-1732-8 / 978-1-5098-1732-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mantle
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Audio Editions

January 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Death Of Kings
Author(s): Rennie Airth
ISBN: 1-4079-7298-7 / 978-1-4079-7298-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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January 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Death Of Kings
Author(s): Rennie Airth
ISBN: 1-4079-7299-5 / 978-1-4079-7299-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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January 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Death of Kings: Inspector Madden, Book 5
Author(s): Rennie Airth
Publisher: Soundings
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January 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Death of Kings: Inspector Madden, Book 5
Author(s): Rennie Airth
Publisher: Soundings
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Death of Kings
Author(s): Rennie Airth
Publisher: Recorded Books
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January 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Death of Kings
Author(s): Rennie Airth
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

January 2017 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Death of Kings: A John Madden Novel 5
Author(s): Rennie Airth
Publisher: Mantle
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January 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Death of Kings (Inspector Madden series Book 5)
Author(s): Rennie Airth
Publisher: Mantle
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Death of Kings: A John Madden Mystery
Author(s): Rennie Airth
Publisher: Penguin Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA