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Resurrection Men by Ian Rankin

‘Resurrection Men’ is the 13th of Ian Rankin’s Rebus novels. Inspector John Rebus has been sent on a re-education course after throwing a mug of tea at DI Gill Templar. Initially we are led to believe that Rebus just lost … Continue reading

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The Falls by Ian Rankin

‘The Falls’ is the 12th book in Ian Rankin’s Rebus series and I’ve enjoyed this book much more than the previous one. The book focuses on one case this time, rather than multiple cases merging together as has been the … Continue reading

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Set in Darkness by Ian Rankin

‘Set in Darkness’ is the 11th novel in Ian Rankin’s Rebus series, and with the Scottish parliament about to re-open for the first time in 300 years, Inspector John Rebus is working as the police liaison officer. Until, a body … Continue reading

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Dead Souls by Ian Rankin

‘Dead Souls’ is the 10th book in the Rebus series by Ian Rankin. After the crises at the end of the previous novel ‘Hanging Garden’ Rebus now finds himself surrounded by the ghosts of his past – particularly Jack Morton. … Continue reading

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The Hanging Garden by Ian Rankin

‘The Hanging Garden’ is the 9th novel in Ian Rankin’s Rebus series and I think it is the best one that I’ve read to date. At the start of the story DI John Rebus has been shunted to a back … Continue reading

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Black and Blue by Ian Rankin

‘Black and Blue’ is the 8th novel in Ian Rankin’s series featuring Detective Inspector John Rebus, and as usual, Rebus is out on his own tracking down a murderer while surrounded by corruption and those who would like to see … Continue reading

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Let It Bleed by Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin’s 7th Rebus novel ‘Let It Bleed’ starts with a dramatic car chase. A pair of teenage boys, demanding a ransom for the return of a councillor’s daughter, are cornered and decide that suicide is the only way out. … Continue reading

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Mortal Causes by Ian Rankin

‘Mortal Causes’ is the 6th novel in Ian Rankin’s Rebus series. Beneath the current streets of Edinburgh the old street of Mary King’s Close, evacuated after a plague in the 1600s has been paved over. In this tourist haunt, a … Continue reading

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The Black Book by Ian Rankin

‘The Black Book’ is the 5th novel in the Rebus series by Ian Rankin. In this book DI John Rebus and his team have been moved to St Leonards. Brian Holmes is still part of the team and has now … Continue reading

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Strip Jack by Ian Rankin

‘Strip Jack’ is the 4th book in Ian Rankin’s Rebus series, and after Detective Inspector John Rebus’s trip to London in the previous novel – ‘Tooth and Nail’, Rebus is back on home turf in Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside. … Continue reading

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