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Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin

It is many years since I was first introduced to John Rebus, the detective created by Ian Rankin in his novels set in Edinburgh. It was just as long since I had first read Knots and Crosses the first of the series. It recently came up my back to read it again and, like all …

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Rather be the Devil by Ian Rankin

I was first introduced to Ian Rankin novels many years ago when my daughter mentioned that her form teacher’s name was used in his books. That was so many years ago that said daughter is a form teacher herself. Sorry Ian! Most recently I read Rather be the Devil and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Here. …

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Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin

I enjoy Ian Rankin’s books. It was my sister who introduced my mother to his work many years ago. In turn, my mother lent Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin to me and the rest is history. I think I have read every book he has written, whether as Jack Harvey or in his own …

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The Narrows by Michael Connolly

Michael Connolly’s novels were recommended to me, but I cannot remember by whom. It may have been Kathy Reichs who mentioned his work. Whoever it was, when I saw The Narrows in a library book sale, it would have been silly to pass it up. So I took it on holiday and read it in …

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The Impossible Dead by Ian Rankin

The Impossible Dead is a novel written by the Scottish crime author, Ian Rankin. He is a leading exponent of the Scottish Tartan Noir genre. His most famous character is John Rebus but this book is the sequel to a previous novel, The Complaints which follows Rankin’s more recent protagonist, Malcolm Fox. The Complaints is reviewed here: https://bookreviewstoday.wordpress.com/2014/05/28/complaints-by-ian-rankin-2/. Like …

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Mortal Remains by Kathy Reichs

I really enjoy Kathy Reichs books and I enjoyed meeting her at Bloody Scotland in Stirling, Scotland. She is a New York Times bestselling author, although I admit that I do not enjoy the young adult books she co-writes with her son, Brendan Reichs. However, of course, I am not their target audience for those! …

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The Complaints by Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin was born in Cardenden in the Kingdom of Fife, Scotland in 1960.  He was educated at Beath High School and  graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1982. While working towards his PhD in Scottish Literature, he was writing novels.  He did not complete his PhD. He is probably best known for his …

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A Small Weeping by Alex Gray

  Alex Gray is a well respected author in Scotland and, although I enjoy detective novels, I had never read any of her work.  My friend Dawn recommended her work to me, so I chose this book when I found it in our local library.  Gray’s books revolve around her character Detective Chief Inspector Lorimer. …

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