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Dead Souls

by Ian Rankin

Part of the A Rebus Novel Series

Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

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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 Synopsis

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.

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Dead Souls Press Reviews

'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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ISBN: 9780752883625
Publication date: 07/08/2008
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback (a Format)

ISBN: 9780752873008
Publication date: 07/07/2005
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Audiobook On Cd

Book Information

ISBN: 9780752883625
Publication date: 7th August 2008
Author: Ian Rankin
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback (a Format)
Pagination: 512 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin was born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960, Ian Rankin graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1982, and then spent three years writing novels when he was supposed to be working towards a PhD in Scottish Literature.  His first Rebus novel was published in 1987, and the Rebus books are now translated into thirty-six languages and are bestsellers worldwide. Ian Rankin has been elected a Hawthornden Fellow, and is also a past winner of the Chandler-Fulbright Award. He is the recipient of four Crime Writers' Association Dagger Awards including the prestigious Diamond Dagger in 2005. In 2004, Ian won America's ...

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