Upon its original publication, River of Darkness awed
readers who look for intelligent, well-plotted psychological mysteries. This
“fine, frightening piece of work” (Kirkus Reviews) introduces Detective
Inspector John Madden of Scotland Yard.
In the years following World War I, Detective Inspector Madden is sent
to Surrey to investigate a particularly gruesome attack—the bloodied bodies of
Colonel Fletcher, his wife, and two staff members. The local police dismiss the
slaughter as a botched robbery, but Madden detects the signs of a madman at
work. With the help of Dr. Helen Blackwell, who introduces him to the latest developments
in criminal psychology, Madden sets out to identify and capture the killer,
even as the murderer sets his sights on his next innocent victims. Download and start listening now!