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The Death of Kings

Rennie Airth

In the fifth novel in the John Madden mystery series, Inspector Madden is called upon to assist Scotland Yard on a notorious decade-old murder case. On a hot summer day in 1938, a beautiful actress is murdered on the grand Kent estate of Sir Jack Jessup, close friend of the Prince of Wales. An instant headline in the papers, the confession of a local troublemaker swiftly brings the case to a close, but in 1949, the reappearance of a jade necklace raises questions about the murder. Was the man convicted and executed the decade before truly guilty, or had he wrongly been sent to the gallows? Inspector Madden is summoned out of retirement at the request of former Chief Inspector Angus Sinclair to re-open the case at Scotland Yard. Set in the aftermath of World War II, The Death of Kings is an atmospheric and captivating police procedural, and is a story of honor and justice that takes Madden through the idyllic English countryside, post-war streets of London, and into the criminal underworld of the Chinese Triads.

In the fifth novel in the John Madden mystery series, Inspector Madden is called upon to assist Scotland Yard on a notorious decade-old murder case. On a hot summer day in 1938, a beautiful actress is murdered on the grand Kent estate of Sir Jack Jessup, close friend of the Prince of Wales. An instant headline in the papers, the confession of a local troublemaker swiftly brings the case to a close, but in 1949, the reappearance of a jade necklace raises questions about the murder. Was the man convicted and executed the decade before truly guilty, or had he wrongly been sent to the gallows? Inspector Madden is summoned out of retirement at the request of former Chief Inspector Angus Sinclair to re-open the case at Scotland Yard. Set in the aftermath of World War II, The Death of Kings is an atmospheric and captivating police procedural, and is a story of honor and justice that takes Madden through the idyllic English countryside, post-war streets of London, and into the criminal underworld of the Chinese Triads.
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In the fifth novel in the John Madden mystery series, Inspector Madden is called upon to assist Scotland Yard on a notorious decade-old murder case. On a hot summer day in 1938, a beautiful actress is murdered on the grand Kent estate of Sir Jack Jessup, close friend of the Prince of Wales. An instant headline in the papers, the confession of a local troublemaker swiftly brings the case to a close, but in 1949, the reappearance of a jade necklace raises questions about the murder. Was the man convicted and executed the decade before truly guilty, or had he wrongly been sent to the gallows? Inspector Madden is summoned out of retirement at the request of former Chief Inspector Angus Sinclair to re-open the case at Scotland Yard. Set in the aftermath of World War II, The Death of Kings is an atmospheric and captivating police procedural, and is a story of honor and justice that takes Madden through the idyllic English countryside, post-war streets of London, and into the criminal underworld of the Chinese Triads.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Curless

Length:

11h 28m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:15


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:01


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

46:00


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:38


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

31:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

52:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:55


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

47:21


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:08


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

22:46


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:01


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

54:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:41


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

12:55


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

12:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

25:10


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

28:54


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

28:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:32


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

12:42


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:46


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

13:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

15:20


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

13:06


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:16


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

18:44


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

27:50


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

11:19


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

00:30