commissaire inspector dottore
a bibliography of detective-inspector novels
the john madden seriesRiver of Darkness. London: Macmillan, 1999.
∴ Un fleuve de ténèbres. Translated by Jean Rosenthal. Paris: Fallois, 2000.
∴ Nacht ohne Gesicht. Translated by Peter Renner. München: Goldmann, 2000.
∴ Mørkets flod. Translated by Jesper Bøllehuus. Århus: Klim, 2001.
∴ Un fiume di tenebre. Translated by Stefano Bortolussi. Milano: Longanesi, 2005.
∴ Río de tinieblas. Translated by Rosario Martín Ruano and Carmen África Vidal. Salamanca: Tropismos, 2006.
The Blood-Dimmed Tide. London: Macmillan, 2001.
∴ Blodröd våg. Translated by Nils Larsson. Stockholm: Minotaur, 2005.
∴ La marée sanglante. Translated by Jean Rosenthal. Paris: Fallois, 2005.
∴ Orte der Finsternis. Translated by Ute Thiemann. München: Goldmann, 2006.
∴ Marea rossa. Translated by Stefano Bortolussi. Milano: Longanesi, 2006.
∴ Tidevand af blod. Translated by Jesper Bøllehuus. Århus: Klim, 2007.
∴ Marea de sangre. Translated by Manuel de los Reyes. Salamanca: Tropismos, 2008.
The Dead of Winter. London: Macmillan, 2009.
∴ Vinterdöd. Translated by Nils Larsson. Stockholm: Minotaur, 2009.
The Reckoning. London: Mantle, 2014.
∴ Totengedenken. Translated by Ellen Schlootz. München: Goldmann, 2015.
The Death of Kings. London: Mantle, 2017.
Detective Inspector John Madden occupies a classic middle position at Scotland Yard. With sergeants and constables working for him, he reports to a Byzantine bureaucracy above. The historical setting is the Lost Generation, immediately after the First World War. Madden has come home from that war a widower, scarred in mind and body, but determined to put his life to use in the service of stopping crime.
And then, that fast, one novel into his series, Madden retires to become a gentleman farmer. In his later cases, he's more Miss Marple than Inspector Morse. Madden displays an uncanny ability to be on the scene when another serial killer threatens His Majesty's peace. His friend Angus Sinclair takes up, or really continues, the role of Scotland-Yard middle manager with a need for Madden's consulting-detective abilities.