ith 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. A riveting, atmospheric, multilayered mystery, this intense and intelligent tale more than delivers on the promise of Rennie Airth's first thriller. BACKCOVER: "Unnerving... from [a] richly textured background, Airth draws a vivid cast of full-bodied characters and a plot that satisfies."
The New York Times Book Review
"Airth's first mystery, River of Darkness, was impressive enough to earn him several award nominations and much critical applause. [The Blood-Dimmed Tide] deserves the same treatment."
The eagerly anticipated sequel to Rennie Airth's widely acclaimed River of Darkness "rises above the pack"
The Dallas Morning News
… there's more to Airth's agenda than turning out a sensational thriller about a mad-dog killer. With his painterly landscapes of the unspoiled countryside and delicate portraits of young girls on the victim list, he composes images of innocence that capture all that is at stake and will soon be lost in ''the dark night that was coming'' -- heralded by a messenger bringing news of the horrors ahead.