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The Death of Kings

(2017)
(The fifth book in the John Madden series)
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"Rennie Airth is one of the best detective writers around. And The Death of Kings is his best book yet." - Philip Kerr, New York Times bestselling author of The Other Side of Silence

In the fifth novel in the critically acclaimed John Madden series, the former Scotland Yard detective returns in a gripping post-World War II mystery that will delight fans of Philip Kerr


On a hot summer day in 1938, a beautiful actress is murdered on the grand Kent estate of Sir Jack Jessup, close friend of the Prince of Wales. The arrest of an ex-convict and his subsequent confession swiftly bring the case to a close, but in 1949, the reappearance of a jade necklace raises questions about the murder. Was the man convicted and executed the decade before truly guilty?

Though happily retired from the police force, John Madden is persuaded to investigate the case afresh. In a story of honor and justice that takes Madden through the idyllic English countryside, post-war streets of London, and into the criminal underworld of the Chinese Triads, The Death of Kings is an atmospheric and captivating police procedural.

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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Death of Kings: A John Madden Mystery (John Madden Mysteries (Hardcover))
Author(s): Rennie George Airth
ISBN: 0-399-56345-8 / 978-0-399-56345-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

November 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
Availability: Amazon UK   


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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

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


Kindle Editions

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 (John Madden Mysteries (Hardcover))
Author(s): Rennie George Airth
Publisher: Viking
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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