The Reckoning

The Reckoning

[a John Madden Novel]

Book - 2014
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On a quiet afternoon in 1947, retired bank manager Oswald Gibson is shot in the head while fishing. In Scotland, a respectable family doctor is killed in the same manner - and with the same gun. What is the connection? Scotland Yard's Detective Inspector Billy Styles and local detective Vic Chivers are baffled until a letter from Gibson is discovered that may shed some light on the case - a letter concerning former Scotland Yard detective John Madden.
Publisher: Toronto : Penguin, c2014
ISBN: 9780143190875
Branch Call Number: F AIR NVD
Characteristics: 358 pages ; 23 cm

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Aug 04, 2016

Another excellent story, a fitting conclusion (I think) to the series of four. I suggest that you start with River of Darkness (the first) and read them consecutively. I enjoy how the stories are embedded in the historical setting in the villages of England from WWI to shortly after WWII. Madden and his colleagues have to live up to the word "detective" to find the elusive killer.

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