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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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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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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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