Search Results: "Ian Rankin"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 2010

"More appreciation than critique. Cabell's biggest achievement is an annotated guide to Rankin first editions and comprehensive cast lists and episode summaries of the TV series."
An analysis of much-lauded crime writer Ian Rankin's relationship with his iconoclastic detective John Rebus. Read full book review >

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SAINTS OF THE SHADOW BIBLE by Ian Rankin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Although Rebus is the protagonist of this gritty procedural, you see the action through so many other eyes that the hard-living detective is less vivid a presence than in his earlier outings. But the most persistent cop in the shop will still do whatever it takes to crack a case."
Rebus (Standing in Another Man's Grave, 2013, etc.) is working the streets as a detective again—and his loyalty is on the line. Read full book review >

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STANDING IN ANOTHER MAN'S GRAVE by Ian Rankin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Rankin deserves every award he's been given: an Edgar, a Gold Dagger, a Diamond Dagger. Surely there's another one waiting for Rebus' thrilling return to the fold."
Five years after his last recorded case (Exit Music, 2008), John Rebus returns, and welcome. Read full book review >

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A QUESTION OF BLOOD by Ian Rankin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 9, 2004

"A notch below quintessential Rankin (Resurrection Man, Feb. 2003, etc.) with a wrap-up that doesn't quite ring true and a Rebus too dependent on painkillers and single-malt. But Siobhan—now there's a lassie to admire."
Once again up on charges, DI John Rebus defies suspension and scalded hands to work two difficult cases. Read full book review >

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DEAD SOULS by Ian Rankin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Hard-drinking, hard-living Rebus remains a compelling figure, but in a book this long he gets too much time to pick at himself."
Increasingly—though still in his 40s—Detective Inspector John Rebus of the Edinburgh police has been sounding the autumnal note. Read full book review >

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IAN FLEMING by Andrew Lycett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A solid scholarly biography with little to savor for general readers. Lycett's subject remains an aloof, disagreeable enigma."
An exhaustive and exhausting biography of Ian Fleming (1908-1964), the creator of secret agent James Bond. Read full book review >

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JEANNETTE RANKIN by Gretchen Woelfle
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2007

"A welcome addition to the short list of titles for young readers about this important figure. (timeline, bibliography, source notes, index not seen) (Biography. 9-14)"
Jeannette Rankin was born in Montana and spent her life working hard for women and for peace. Read full book review >

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JEANNETTE RANKIN by Trish Marx
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Rankin is a standard roster entry in collective biographies of women in politics, but this is the first standalone for young readers in more than ten years—and definitely the most memorable. (Biography. 10-12)"
An engrossing profile of a lifelong peace activist who was also the first woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Read full book review >

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THE BEAT GOES ON by Ian Rankin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Rankin's (Saints of the Shadow Bible, 2014, etc.) canny cop is as gray and dour as his Edinburgh beat, but he's in fine form in these clever, occasionally touching, and often wryly funny vignettes."
Rebus fans, rejoice: here are one novella, two new stories, and 28 reprinted tales about veteran detective John Rebus. Read full book review >

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THE COMPLAINTS by Ian Rankin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 7, 2011

"Will readers miss Rankin's long-running protagonist, John Rebus (Exit Music, 2008, etc.)? Don't see why they should. Bonus: Rankin's plotting and prose are as compelling as ever."
Rankin adds another Edinburgh cop to his repertoire. Read full book review >

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WATCHMAN by Ian Rankin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 11, 2007

"Not as stylishly compelling as Rankin's later efforts, but a gritty appraisal of the bomb-wielding miasma of the 1980s and a highly readable explanation of the demons that drive zealots to switch sides."
An early, Rebus-less spy thriller from Rankin (The Naming of the Dead, 2007, etc.), published for the first time in the United States. Read full book review >