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Rennie Airth

Autor/a de River of Darkness

11+ obres 2,642 Membres 94 Ressenyes 7 preferits

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Obres de Rennie Airth

River of Darkness (1999) 1,180 exemplars
The Blood-Dimmed Tide (2004) 571 exemplars
The Dead of Winter (2009) 422 exemplars
The Reckoning (2014) 210 exemplars
The Death of Kings (2017) 118 exemplars
The Decent Inn of Death (2020) 77 exemplars
Snatch (1969) 42 exemplars
Cold Kill (2020) 15 exemplars
Once a Spy (1981) 5 exemplars

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Airth, Rennie
Data de naixement
1935
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
South Africa
Lloc de naixement
South Africa
Llocs de residència
Italy
Professions
journalist
novelist
Agent
Caroline Dawnay (United Agents)

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This book started out far too slowly, but if you skim the first 90 pages, the rest of the story makes up for it well enough. In real life murder investigations hit dead ends and get stalled often enough that I suppose this book presents a realistic picture of murder investigations as they really are, but reading about the part where the investigators are stuck is not really very engaging, especially for nearly 100 pages. The investigators themselves are a bit dense, which allows the reader to feel terribly clever for figuring out who the murderer is by ~100pgs before the characters work it out, which is great for the reader's self esteem, but makes the last 100 pages less exciting as we wait for the investigators to catch up.
I like the historical elements that Rennie Airth puts into his murder mysteries, though, enough that I forgave the structural problems in this novel for the interesting perspective Airth provides on WW1 field court martials. The characters are believable and likable, however slow they are at working out murder suspects and scenarios, and the female characters in this novel are well balanced, not caricatures.
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JBarringer | Hi ha 11 ressenyes més | Dec 15, 2023 |
A mystery set in that very evocative era between the world wars, in which a police detective recognizes the kind of obsession a killer is driven by as he prepares for his victims. The psychology at the end is a bit heavy handed, but probably apt for the era, and I found the plot and writing very engaging.
 
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ffortsa | Hi ha 41 ressenyes més | Dec 6, 2022 |
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die_smilie | Hi ha 25 ressenyes més | Nov 12, 2022 |
This is an intricate mystery by South African author Airth although set in England in the days following WWI when a man in uniform wearing a gas mask bayonets his victims. The detective is a disconsolate John Madden who survived the war but whose wife and daughter both died in the influenza pandemic. The quirk of Airth's story is that the murderer is revealed to the reader early on. A good story with a dramatic ending, but a tad long.
 
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VivienneR | Hi ha 41 ressenyes més | Sep 8, 2022 |

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Obres
11
També de
4
Membres
2,642
Popularitat
#9,718
Valoració
3.8
Ressenyes
94
ISBN
157
Llengües
9
Preferit
7

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