Fleshmarket Close by Ian Rankin
Jul06

Fleshmarket Close by Ian Rankin

I bought Fleshmarket Close by Ian Rankin in a second hand book sale for £1 over a year ago. Having read the first five books in Rankin’s Rebus series in 2016, I’d planned to read the entire series. But I wasn’t so keen on the sixth book, Mortal Causes. So Fleshmarket Close just sat there until one day it was the very last book on my pile. And I realised I could wait forever to read the rest of the series, or I could...

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Mortal Causes by Ian Rankin
Jan27

Mortal Causes by Ian Rankin

Mortal Causes is the sixth book in the Insepctor Rebus series by Ian Rankin. I started reading the Rebus books last year, after my dad gave me a few, and I’m gradually working my way through the series. It is August and the Edinburgh Festival is in full swing, when the brutally tortured body of a teenage boy is found in the city’s ancient subterranean streets. The nature of his death means Rebus suspects a sectarian...

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The Black Book by Ian Rankin
Dec16

The Black Book by Ian Rankin

It’s only this year that I’ve discovered Ian Rankin’s Inspector Rebus novels and I’m not sure what kept me! I think there are 20 Rebus novels, dating right back to Knots and Crosses, which was published in 1987, and they are still being published now. Having read the previous four books, I was keen to keep reading with The Black Book, the fifth novel in the series. Rankin’s novels lack the class of some...

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Strip Jack by Ian Rankin
Jul08

Strip Jack by Ian Rankin

I’m still working my way through Ian Rankin’s Inspector Rebus novels and they just seem to be getting better and better. Why have I never read any of these before? Strip Jack is the fourth in the series. When the police receive a tip-off about a brothel operating on the ‘right side of town’ in Edinburgh, they find the local MP, Gregor Jack, inside. When the media camp outside Jack’s home, hoping for...

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Tooth and Nail by Ian Rankin
Jun24

Tooth and Nail by Ian Rankin

After reading two of the best thrillers I’d read in a long time, After the Crash and I’m Travelling Alone, I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about going back to reading one of Ian Rankin’s Inspector Rebus novels. I enjoyed the first two books in the series, Knots and Crosses and Hide and Seek, but they weren’t really in the same ball park as After the Crash and I’m Travelling Alone. I shouldn’t...

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