Dead SoulsA Rebus Novel Series
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A paedophile taking pictures of children at Edinburgh’s Zoo speaks of trouble to Rebus, but it seems others think not. Dilemma. Rankin is so good at throwing up social issues, nutty problems and tricky situations. This is littered with them, as it is with different story lines and references to past cases. It’s beautifully done, intriguing, tantalising but for those not in the ‘know’ it’s not distracting. Not as dark as most, this fairly rips along, it’s difficult to put down.
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Dead Souls by Ian Rankin
Hosted by Ian Rankin and the Orion Publishing Group REBUSFEST is a weekend of literature, art, film, music and more to celebrate 30 years of the iconic detective. Taking place in Rankin and Rebus’ hometown of Edinburgh, this is your chance to step in the world of your favourite detective for an unmissable weekend.
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Ian Rankin says: “I had no idea when I published Knots & Crosses in 1987 that Rebus would still be sharing his adventures – and misadventures – with me thirty years later. It’s a thrill to be spending 2017 celebrating the man, his legacy, and his taste in music. Central to this is RebusFest – a weekend festival in Edinburgh of all things Rebus. I just hope he enjoys all the hoopla – I need him to still be speaking to me afterwards…”
The 10th Inspector Rebus novel from Ian Rankin.
Stalking a poisoner at the local zoo, Inspector John Rebus comes across a paedophile taking pictures of children. When the social workers claim he is there for legitimate educational reasons, Rebus is faced with a dilemma - should he be outed to protect local kids or given a chance to start anew?
As the locals begin a hate campaign Rebus gets a call from the past: the son of a friend has gone missing and no one else will make time to ask the right questions. And then a fragment of Scotland's criminal history is repatriated at the end of a life sentence for murder. Once more Rebus's cup of trouble runneth over and the ghosts of past misdeeds return to haunt Edinburgh's streets.
'Rebus resurgent...A brilliantly meshed plot which delivers on every count on its way to a conclusion as unexpected as it is inevitable' Literary Review
'Rankin weaves his plot with a menacing ease... His prose is understated, yet his canvas of Scotland's criminal underclass has a panoramic breadth. His ear for dialogue is as sharp as a switchblade. This is, quite simply, crime writing of the highest order.' Daily Express
'No one captures the noirish edge of the city as well as Rankin.' Daily Telegraph
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Publication date7th August 2008
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PublisherOrion Publishing Co
FormatPaperback (a Format)
CategoriesCrime & mystery
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