Rather be the Devil
Ian Rankin returns with his superb new novel, set in the dark heart of Edinburgh. John Rebus, now a couple of years into his retirement finds himself drawn into a cold case from the 1970s involving a female socialite, found dead in a bedroom in one of Edinburgh's most luxurious hotels. It's a... show more
Ian Rankin returns with his superb new novel, set in the dark heart of Edinburgh.
John Rebus, now a couple of years into his retirement finds himself drawn into a cold case from the 1970s involving a female socialite, found dead in a bedroom in one of Edinburgh's most luxurious hotels. It's a crime over forty years old, but no one was ever found guilty. Now, Rebus has his own reasons to investigate . . . but it is going to set him against some very dangerous people.
Publish date: 2016-11-03
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Series: Inspector Rebus (#21)
Rankin is reliable for me. I enjoy his individualistic officers, and I rarely anticipate more than small parts of his plot unravellings. That said, there were so many evil-doers of various stripes in this novel that, though I followed the denouement as I was reading it, I couldn't if you paid me rec...
John Rebus is supposed to be retired. But he is still active as a cold case is linked to a new case. A lot of talking to witnesses and tried to figure out what's going on. The tone is pretty good and there isn't much action in this. The detective story read more like a literary work than an acti...
I cannot believe that this is my first book that I have read by Ian Rankin. I've met the man. I have several of his books that he's signed. Oh what I have been missing. I love Inspector Rebus and I meet him in volume number 21 of his books. That is just sad. This was a great read. Rebus has a great ...
Published November 2016. Judging by this single book, Rankin is a journeyman writer who is good at both character and plot. His main man is a police detective named John Rebus, who is, in the cliched-hallowed literary tradition of crime fiction, a pensioner with no straight arrow boss to bust his c...
The latest Rebus novel is a convoluted affair bringing together two cases, one dating back several years. Murders, drug trafficking, gambling, kidnapping, money laundering all play their part as Siobhan Clarke, Matthew Fox and Rebus all work together – and separately – to uncover the culprits behind...