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'Because Rankin is a master story-teller, that means the reader is quickly swept up and carried along. I read this in one sitting, on a swelteringly hot beach in Greece; I kept meaning to do other things - find a beer, fetch a sunhat, check the BlackBerry - but somehow had to keep putting them off until I finished this chapter; and then the next; until I'd reached the end'—Andrew Marr, GUARDIAN on Doors Open
'It convincingly shows that he can move with aplomb into another crime form, and tell a story that's typically at once gripping and full of subtle effects, without his depressive detective holding it together'—SUNDAY TIMES on Doors Open
'Ian Rankin can pull off an audacious criminal caper even without his trademark detective'—SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY on Doors Open
'DOORS OPEN is a lot of fun. It's pacy, witty, full of action, twists and splendid dialogue'—THE TIMES on Doors Open
'An immensely satisfying, bloody and constantly surprising story of middle-class amateurs mixing it with the big boys. And, as usual, Edinburgh - 'a village masquerading as a city' - is a character in itself. So much so that 'you-know-who' is hardly missed!'—EVENING STANDARD on Doors Open
Ian Rankin's first Rebus novel was published in 1987, and the Rebus books are now translated into thirty-six languages and are bestsellers on several continents. Ian is the recipient of four CWA DAGGER AWARDS and in 2004, won America's celebrated EDGAR AWARD. He is also the recipient of honorary degrees from the universities of Abertay, St Andrews, Hull and Edinburgh and also received the OBE for services to literature, opting to receive the prize in his home city of Edinburgh, where he lives with his partner and two sons.
Rankin starts a new series with the character Malcolm Fox. Problem is, I found this character hard to differentiate from his Rebus character. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Sir Steven
I was on a Rankin kick when I bought this book. Got through about half of his catalog and moved on. I think it's time to finish off the rest of his books.Published on Sept. 28 2013 by Geordie A.
Rankin book was very fine.
We met him in Britain this Spring and
he spoke about the shift from Rebus
to Fox and the evolution of his interest
to the Complaints... Read more