Set in Darkness
On the eve of the first Scottish parliament in three hundred years, Edinburgh is a city rife with political passions and expectations. Queensbury House, the home of Scotland's new rulers, falls in the middle of John Rebus' turf, keeping him busy with ceremonial tasks. That quickly changes,... show more
On the eve of the first Scottish parliament in three hundred years, Edinburgh is a city rife with political passions and expectations. Queensbury House, the home of Scotland's new rulers, falls in the middle of John Rebus' turf, keeping him busy with ceremonial tasks. That quickly changes, however, when a long-dead body is discovered in a Queensbury House fireplace, a homeless man throws himself off a bridge - leaving behind a suitcase full of cash - and an up-and-coming politician is found murdered. The links between the three deaths lead Rebus to a confrontation with one of Edinburgh's most notorious criminals, a man he thought he'd put in jail for life. Someone's going to make a lot of money out of Scotland's independence - and, as Rebus knows all too well, where there's big money at stake, darkness gathers.
Publish date: November 19th 2001
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, Hard Boiled
Series: Inspector Rebus (#11)
This has all the elements of a good Rebus novel -- and then some. We've got a murder that took place so long ago that there are almost no living witnesses or suspects, a very contemporary murder, Rebus in political trouble, Rebus being self-destructive, and a couple of cases that have nothing what...
bookshelves: published-2000, summer-2011, britain-scotland, mystery-thriller, archaeology Read from June 18 to 22, 2011 Queenberry House as was
Enjoyed this Rebus mystery very much. There's such an extraordinary sense of place, especially for someone who has lived (if only for a year) in Edinburgh. This is a Scotland I don't know very well, in the throes of political change and the creation of the Scottish Parliament, but in another sense i...