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I read the rave reviews before buying this book (my first Ian Rankin novel) and was very disappointed. I am currently forcing myself to complete it. Read morePublished on Nov. 12 2005 by Amazon Customer
My first Rankin book (of many more to come). Loved the challenge!! Not only is there a labyrinth of plots and interesting characters, but the setting of Scotland opens up a whole... Read morePublished on June 7 2003 by SuzieM13
I was just introduced to Ian Rankin with this book. I loved it. Love Rebus. Rankin has a great knack for character and how to intertwine plots. Read morePublished on Jan. 9 2003 by Jim McCullaugh
There were a few cases in the 400 pages case: a new and an old serial killer, a man jumped to his death, a drug-connected death, a convicted prisoner committed suicide. Read morePublished on Nov. 4 2002 by Desmond Chow
Everything seemed to be going wrong for Inspector John Rebus. Tracking murderers, serial killers, with the mafia, press and his supervisors breathing down his neck, a wrong move... Read morePublished on June 25 2001 by "fearlessfosdick"
In recent months, word has come that authors of several of the very best police procedural series have decided to put an end to their heroes adventures. Read morePublished on Oct. 13 2000 by Orrin C. Judd
Ian Rankin is described as the father of tartan noir, and Scotland's answer to James Ellroy. I would disagree with the latter description - Ellroy being a great prose stylist,... Read morePublished on Oct. 9 2000 by "scottish_lawyer"