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Old 03-02-2011, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Kolak of Twilo View Post
Every so often someone asks this question and I always have to suggest Rennie Airth and his novels about Inspector John Madden.

River of Darkness is the first of three books and probably the best.
I second these. They're set between the world wars and are very well-written.

I'd like to also add anything by Ruth Rendell. Under that name, she writes the Chief Inspector Wexford series -- they would technically be classed as police procedurals, but they're certainly not just that.

Under the name Barbara Vine, she writes less-traditional mysteries, more along the lines of psychological thrillers. She's spooky good at writing through the eyes of a murderer. Live Flesh is a favorite of mine, as is Anna's Book.