Standing in Another Man's Grave
John Rebus returns to investigate the disappearances of three women from the same road over ten years. For the last decade, Nina Hazlitt has been ready to hear the worst about her daughter's disappearance. But with no sightings, no body, and no suspect, the police investigation ground to a halt... show more
John Rebus returns to investigate the disappearances of three women from the same road over ten years. For the last decade, Nina Hazlitt has been ready to hear the worst about her daughter's disappearance. But with no sightings, no body, and no suspect, the police investigation ground to a halt long ago, and Nina's pleas to the cold case department have led her nowhere.Until she meets the newest member of the team: former Detective John Rebus.Rebus has never shied away from lost causes - one of the many ways he managed to antagonize his bosses when he was on the force. Now he's back as a retired civilian, reviewing abandoned files. Necessary work, but it's not exactly scratching the itch he feels to be in the heart of the action.Two more women have gone missing from the same road where Sally Hazlitt was last seen. Unlike his skeptical colleagues, Rebus can sense a connection - but pursuing it leads him into the crosshairs of adversaries both old and new.Rebus may have missed the thrill of the hunt, but he's up against a powerful enemy who's got even less to lose.On the twentieth anniversary of Ian Rankin's first American publication comes a novel bursting with the vitality and suspense that made its author one of crime fiction's most dazzling stars. STANDING IN ANOTHER MAN'S GRAVE is the triumphant return of John Rebus, and a riveting story of sin, redemption, and revenge.
Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books
Pages no: 388
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Inspector Rebus (#18)
Rebus had lost count of the number of cases he’d worked, cases often as complex as this one, requiring interview after interview, statement after statement. He thought of the material in the boxes, now being pared over by those around him--paperwork generated in order to show effort rather than with...
Book #18, in the Inspector Rebus seriesAfter five years into retirement Rebus is back only to find himself in trouble, what else is new? We should have known better to think Rankin would have put his best protagonist to pasture. He is just too good a character to have done so.Still his old self, dri...
I love a good "play on words" and the book's title is a play on words by the story's main character John Rebus. I love rascally, rough-around-the-edges Rebus. In this book he is recently retired from the police department (and I'm thrilled he still has a role to play). He notices the anomaly in the ...
Read in January, 2012 oh look - my original review on this is not anywhere to be found - and I had a gazillion 'likes' on it too!GONE, and it must have gone before I transferred my records to Booklikes because there is no record of it there.Fuck you Goodreads!So, trying to reconstruct...The title ...
The review for this was lost by grrrrrramazon, I've only just found out and I'm miffed.