It is 1932 and John Madden, former Scotland Yard inspector, is now a farmer in the Surrey countryside, until he discovers the body of a small girl. Uneasy at the direction of police enquiries, he quietly begins his own investigation. It leads to Germany, where the Nazis are on the brink of power.
Rennie Airth was born in South Africa and worked for a number of years as a foreign correspondent for Reuters. The Blood-Dimmed Tide is the second novel in the Inspector Madden trilogy. He lives in Italy.