Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

Rather Be The Devil, by Ian Rankin

Second paragraph of third chapter:
"When did he move out?" Rebus asked.
I admit it; I'm a complete Rebus addict. I had missed that there was a new Rebus novel out, but someone kind got it for me for Christmas. (I prioritised Christmas presents in my reading this month, and actually finished this two weeks ago - my blogging is some way behind my actual reading.)

It's another good one. There is a combination of a dubious next generation criminal leader, with aspirations to become the next great Cafferty, with a cold case from the 1970s which suddenly starts warming up again. There is the micro-geography of Shandwick Place. There is tension between Rebus himself, pathologist Deborah Quant (his current girlfriend), his former sidekick and now successor Siobhan Clarke, and their competitor /colleague Malcolm Fox. My complaint is that the eastern European bad guy, mixed up in Edinburgh business, doesn't get a lot of page time. But it is all very satisfying; good guys win, bad guys lose. You can get it here.
Tags: bookblog 2018, writer: ian rankin

  • May 2011 books

    This is the latest post in a series I started in late 2019, anticipating the twentieth anniversary of my bookblogging which will fall in 2023. Every…

  • My tweets

    Tue, 12:56: RT @ Mij_Europe: Disgraceful, opportunistic @ MichelBarnier interview this AM All of the principles he defended & spoke for…

  • Whoniversaries 12 May

    i) births and deaths 12 May 1968: birth of Catherine Tate, who played Donna Noble in New Who from 2006 to 2010. 12 May 2001: death of Norman Kay,…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.