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The Blood Dimmed Tide by Rennie Airth (February 2015)

It is 1932 and John Madden, former Scotland Yard Inspector, is now a farmer in the peaceful Surrey countryside.  However his peace is about to be shattered, for when a young girl goes missing, it is he who discovers her disfigured body hidden in a wood.  Disturbed by what he has seen, he is convinced the killer has struck before...

When a second body is found, Madden's instinct is proved right - there is a serial killer at large.  Allying himself with his old colleagues, and against the wishes of his anxious wife, he immerses himself in one more case.

But Madden will have to stay one step ahead of a killer who is a master of reinvention, and who has been covering his tracks for many years.  And soon significant links are discovered in Germany, where the Nazis are on the brink of power...
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