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Rather be the Devil by Ian Rankin

‘Rather be the Devil’ is Ian Rankin’s 21st Rebus novel. Even though Grouchy old John Rebus has been retired for a few years, he can’t help himself meddling in police cases. It helps him to keep his mind off his … Continue reading

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Even Dogs in the Wild by Ian Rankin

‘Even Dogs in the Wild’ is the 20th Rebus novel by Ian Rankin and is one of the best novels in the series. This novel could be read as a standalone, but some of the character interactions between characters are … Continue reading

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Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin

‘Saints of the Shadow Bible’ is the 19th book in the Rebus series and the 4th in the Malcolm Fox series and Ian Rankin has managed to find a starring role for John Rebus, Malcolm Fox and Siobhan Clarke in … Continue reading

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Standing in Another Man’s Grave by Ian Rankin

I didn’t realise how much I was missing John Rebus until I read this book. ‘Standing in Another Man’s Grave’ is supposed to be the next book in both the Malcolm Fox (#3) and the Rebus (#18) series’, but Fox’s … Continue reading

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The Impossible Dead by Ian Rankin

‘The Impossible Dead’ is the second book in Ian Rankin’s Malcolm Fox series, following on from ‘The Complaints’. The Internal Investigation team of Malcolm Fox, Tony Kaye and Joe Naysmith have been investigation Fife based detective Paul Carter for corruption. … Continue reading

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The Complaints by Ian Rankin

`The Complaints’ is the first book in Ian Rankin’s new series involving DCI Malcolm Fox. This book is much less dark than many of the Rebus books and as such I found it an easier read. The complaints is the … Continue reading

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Exit Music by Ian Rankin

‘Exit Music’ is the 17th if Ian Rankin’s Rebus novels and is the final novel before DI John Rebus retires from the police force. I was wondering if Ian Rankin would kill off Rebus, but at the end he remains … Continue reading

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The Naming Of The Dead by Ian Rankin

‘The Naming of the Dead’ is the 16th novel in Ian Rankin’s Rebus series and continues the story of Inspector John Rebus’s gradual decay. Every police officer in the United Kingdom seems to have been called in to help with … Continue reading

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Fleshmarket Close by Ian Rankin

‘Fleshmarket Close’ is Ian Rankin’s 15th Inspector Rebus book. The story starts with St Leonards CID closed down and the staff scattered through other stations. Inspector John Rebus has been assigned to Gayfield station, but hasn’t even been given his … Continue reading

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A Question of Blood by Ian Rankin

‘A Question of Blood’ is the 14th instalment in the Rebus series by Ian Rankin, and once again John Rebus is in serious trouble with his seniors. One of Rebus’s few friends – Detective Sergeant Siobhan Clarke was being stalked … Continue reading

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