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Mortal Causes: A Detective John Rebus Novel Mass Market Paperback – Nov 29 1996


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  • Mass Market Paperback: 278 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks (Nov. 29 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312960948
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312960940
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 11.3 x 17.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 136 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #771,790 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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A wonderful mystery by one of the best in the business. You'll want to read more of the Rebus series after this one.
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By Alice Richards on June 24 2013
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Rebus is a favourite character of mine. Irreverant, introverted, ruthless. In this novel he is none of that and it takes a very long time to get to the plot and solve the mystery. Disappointed.
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This was an abridged book! I really dislike abridged books and nowhere was this advertised as abridged or I would not have ordered it. It's a big disappointment.
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By AceofHearts on June 24 2012
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It is the end of summer and the Edinburgh Finge festival is on. The tourists are out in full force and the festival is threatened by terrorists and bombs. Under the old city lies another from medieval times and this where a young man is tortured and then shot 6 times.

Inspector Rebus is seconded to a terrorism squad which is very much to his liking because he has the freedom to investigate and wander where he likes. Rebus even ventures into the Gar-B, a housing project even the police have little control over.

Rebus' nemesis, 'Big Ger' Cafferty is back. Rebus follows all his leads even to Ireland. A book full of thugs, big-time criminals and really bad man there is also some time for Rebus the man. A female lawyer wants Rebus' attention so badly she is willing to break the law to get it.

This is a dark book with wonderful characters and enough twists and turns to satisfy the reader. On to the next in the series!
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By A Customer on July 1 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I have to admit that I am an Ian Rankin junkie. I have never been much of a murder-mystery devotee, but Rankin has a way with drama and putting characters together within the Edinburgh context that is exceptional. Mortal Causes is one of my favorite Rankin mysteries because it breaks away from many of his typical roles. Inspector Rebus is not called on the carpet, as usual, he is hard on the case, and we have the chance to see a bit of his own personal history. This novel is an 'easy read' and I found it thoroughly delightful.
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