Rennie Airth


Rennie Airth was born and educated in South Africa and spent his early years working in journalism, first for the Johannesburg Star and later for Reuters as a foreign correspondent. His postings included Washington, Havana and Saigon. Turning from journalism to fiction, he wrote Snatch and Once A Spy before starting work on the John Madden trilogy, an idea that came to him after he found a scrapbook devoted to an uncle of his who was killed in World War I.

Selected Works

The Dead of Winter
"A spellbinding mystery set in the bygone England of our imagination."
--David Ignatius, author of Body of Lies.
River of Darkness
"One of the best mysteries in years."
--Boston Globe
The Blood-Dimmed Tide
"Spine-chilling horror...a terrific story full of period detail."

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