The Naming of the DeadA Rebus Novel Series
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Winner of Crime Thriller of the Year at the Galaxy British Book Awards 2007.
A very different Rebus. The darkness and aggressive atmosphere of previous books is much lighter and Rebus himself is a softer, much more sympathetic person – except in his approach to ‘authority’ which has always appeared as much the enemy as the criminals. Siobhan Clarke partners him here and this time has an almost equal share of the book. I had difficulty putting this one down, it is absolutely gripping.
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- Phylippa Smithson - 'If you want to have your inaugural visit into why Ian Rankin, creator of the addictive Rebus novels, is the best of the very best in crime writing – this is the one for you.'
- Catherine Bryce - 'An excellent thriller guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.'
- Berwyn Peet - 'Clever, intriguing - a terrific page-turner.'
- Angie Rhodes - 'Rebus does not take fools gladly...There has been a murder on his patch, but he isn't really bothered, why? The victim was a rapist, so that's one down, loads to go, that's his way of thinking. That is until another body turns up...'
- Jennifer Moville - 'this had me gripped into the pages. Ian Rankin gets you engrossed in all his novels from the start. He always seems to find a new way of telling the old who killed who saga.'
- Beverley Davenport - 'Rankin has created such earthy, strong and vulnerable characters, so real and believable that I could picture them and hear their voices in my mind; definitely my new favourite author.
- Katie Dickinson - 'This was my first Ian Rankin novel...it certainly won't be my last.'
- Les Wood - 'It's interesting to see how 2005 compares with our current moderate views and actions. It's a salutary story, quite sombre but all issues both factual and invented interweave to create another winner.'
The Naming of the Dead 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.
Click here to see the line up and to find out how you can buy your tickets.
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 16th Inspector Rebus novel.
A murder has been committed - but as the victim is a rapist, recently released from prison, no one is that concerned about the crime. That is, until Detective Inspector John Rebus and DS Siobhan Clarke uncover evidence that a serial killer is on the loose . . .
When Rebus also starts looking into the apparent suicide of an MP, he is abruptly warned off the case, not least because the G8 leaders have gathered in Scotland, and Rebus's bosses want him well out of the way. But Rebus has never been one to stick to the rules, and when Siobhan has a very personal reason for hunting down a riot cop, it looks as though both Rebus and Clarke may be up against their own side . . .
'Masterly...Ian Rankin's finest novel. It is more than a crime novel, or rather, Rankin's achievement is to show, convincingly, how crime permeates society'
'This one with its heady mix of crime and current affairs, is staggering. He is now at the top of his game and has almost catapulted himself out of the more limited crime genre altogether'
'The plot is another Rankin corker, complex yet convincing, and played out on this occasion over only nine days against the backdrop of last year's G8 summit at Gleneagles, with its retinue of concerts and marches against poverty...The best crime novel you'll read this year'
About the Author
Publication date7th August 2008
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PublisherOrion Publishing Co
FormatPaperback (a Format)
CategoriesCrime & mystery
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