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Standing in Another Man's Grave: A John Rebus Novel [Kindle Edition]

Ian Rankin
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Rebus has returned... and it's a treat to welcome him back THE TIMES Needless to say, Rankin soon - once again - has the bit between his teeth. Rankin, as ever, does this better than most GOOD BOOK GUIDE The prose is as ferocious as ever; the sense of place matchless; this is British crime-writing of the finest, lasting quality. DAILY MAIL Rebus is without doubt one of the funniest among the classical fictional detectives, and his 19th case features some fine one-liners... STANDING IN ANOTHER MAN'S GRAVE is Rankin's most interesting book politically... Cheeringly, it seems clear from the final pages that there will be more Rebus books to chart the next stage in Scotland's story. GUARDIAN Rankin draws us into a thematically rich plot that evolves into a meditation on morality and how best to asses a man's worth... Rebus is one of the most popular fictional characters of our generation. IRISH TIMES Gritty and hard-hitting, it's the work of a writer at the very top of his game. SUNDAY MIRROR Ian Rankin's now iconic Rebus series provides a better biography of modern Edinburgh over the past 25 years than almost anything else. INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY Genius... Rankin once again proves himself to be the consummate master of crime. SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY Rebus hasn't changed; he's as sharp, petty, curmudgeonly and likeable as ever. IRISH SUNDAY INDEPENDENT Rebus is back, in a novel long, meaty and persuasive enough to make up for the years of absence. -- Allan Massie SPECTATOR Rankin's dialogue flows so naturally that it's easy to dismiss his subtler gifts; no one captures the bleak grandeur of Scotland, or the mindset of those charged with upholding its law, in quite the same way. -- Christopher Fowler FINANCIAL TIMES For crime novel aficionados, this year's literary sensation is not 50 Shades of whatever or JK Rowling's non-magical foray into adult fiction. No, it is the return of one of the genre's finest characters; and what a welcome return it is. SUNDAY EXPRESS Auld acquaintance is gleefully renewed when Rankin brings cantankerous John Rebus out of retirement in a civilian role for an Edinburgh cold case team - *9 RUTLAND TIMES Thrilling, funny and intelligent, this is crime fiction at its best CATHOLIC HERALD Rebus - and Rankin - are both on top form in this enjoyable detective novel SUNDAY BUSINESS POST MAGAZINE Genius... Rankin once again proves himself to be the consummate master of crime -- David Robinson SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY Ian Rankin's fiction is as reliable as it is successful, so this installment will thrill his many fans LITERARY REVIEW An impeccably crafted whodunnit -- John Dugdale SUNDAY TIMES Now we know retirement has not withered Rebus -- Jake Kerridge DAILY TELEGRAPH Rebus is back and the result is an outstanding whodunit, a book that should be read by anyone wanting to experience the very best of modern crime fiction. It is high praise indeed to suggest that this is the finest book Ian Rankin has ever written: but in our view it is UNDISCOVEREDSCOTLAND.COM Vintage Rankin... [a] thoroughly absorbing, endlessly twisting tale. I was gripped from first page to last - and so will you be READER'S DIGEST Vintage Rebus MORNING STAR A seasonal treat for crime fiction fans CHOICE Rankin's malcontent still makes for an irresistably morose companion i

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It's twenty-five years since John Rebus appeared on the scene, and five years since he retired. But 2012 sees his return in STANDING IN ANOTHER MAN'S GRAVE. Not only is Rebus as stubborn and anarchic as ever, but he finds himself in trouble with Rankin's latest creation, Malcolm Fox of Edinburgh's internal affairs unit. Added to which, Rebus may be about to derail the career of his ex-colleague Siobhan Clarke, while himself being permanently derailed by mob boss and old adversary Big Ger Cafferty. But all Rebus wants to do is discover the truth about a series of seemingly unconnected disappearances stretching back to the millennium. The problem being, no one else wants to go there - and that includes Rebus's fellow officers. Not that any of that is going to stop Rebus. Not even when his own life and the careers of those around him are on the line.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 645 KB
  • Print Length: 363 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1409144712
  • Publisher: Orion (Nov. 8 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1409144712
  • ISBN-13: 978-1409144717
  • ASIN: B0087GZ8YW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #37,776 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book Nov. 18 2012
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I almost decided to forgo buying this book. I am a big fan of Rebus but my dislike for Malcolm Fox matched it. Thankfully and no thanks, to the impression given in the description, there is very very little of Fox's character in this book. What a great story and I can't express how happy I am that Rebus is back. If you are like me and are concerned that Fox would be interacting with Rebus throughout the book, I am here to tell you that he is not. Buy the book, black out any mention of Fox, and you will get a lot more than your moneys worth in quality writing. Thank you Rankin, I missed him.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rebus to the Rescue June 11 2013
By Ian Gordon Malcomson HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
Detective Inspector John Rebus has returned from a lengthy sabbatical, just in time to take up a baffling missing person's case in the misty hollows of the Scottish Highlands just outside of Inverness. Not everyone in CID is glad to see him back because they remember all to well that Rebus is his own boss and does not suffer fools gladly. While he takes on a cold case of a woman who has gone missing for years, his detective's nose takes in another ominous direction. While querying people about what they recall about this young woman's whereabouts, Rebus is about to discover that life can become dangerously complicated in a hurry, especially when one drives along the A9 into the mysterious haunts of an uninviting copse land in search of clues to the remains of the dead. I liked this novel because, once again, Rankin portrays his hero as someone who is not afraid to be offside when searching for the truth wherever it takes him. When reading Rankin, whether it be the first time or one of many times, be prepared for some very curious procedural innovations that show Rebus at his best when getting the bad guys to do his dirty work. His keen sense tells him that there has to be a reason why more and more women are going missing, and the answer probably lies within the local constabulary dating back a few years. Of course, he will have help but it is often the variety that only gets in the way of taking risks and getting results regardless of protocol. In the end, Rebus, as the canny old detective, wins out because he patiently and tirelessly lets the evidence take him where it must.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome back Rebus Dec 15 2012
Format:Paperback
Welcome back Rebus and Big Ger! Malcolm Fox is a great character as are the other boys from the Complaints Department but they are nowhere near as good as Rebus and his crowd. I hope that Rankin will not "kill off" the Rebus crowd just yet!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best... Dec 1 2012
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So glad to see Ian Rankin still has it in spades. One of the best from him in a while. More please!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rebus is Back June 28 2014
By Shannon Moeser TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
Rebus is back, and Ian Rankin is at the top of his game. What more is there to say, except this is one you should not miss. Great characterization. Great plot. Great writing. (Written Nov 11, 2012 - Amazon misplaced my first review)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yay! Rebus is back! Jan. 24 2014
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Ian Rankin in top form as always. The narrative captured me in the first few pages and held me there! Being born in Scotland and familiar with many of the places mentioned in the book just added to my enjoyment and I could "see" these places in my minds eye as he drove up and down the A9 and elsewhere! Detective fiction of the highest standard; something we have come to expect from such an amazing writer!
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5.0 out of 5 stars STANDING IN ANOTHER MAN's GRAVE Jan. 22 2014
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I love Ian Rankin s writing, especially now that Rebus is back. You can follow him around Scotland as if you were there.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good to read another Rebus mystery Nov. 12 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Really enjoyed reading another Rebus mystery. The scene in this one is so wonderfully described you can smell the forest and sea air. The mystery itself was a little flat.
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