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Rebus - in small doses!

Advantages: Good filler in between the main Rebus novels, as always, really well written
Disadvantages: They're too short!!! :-(

This is a collection of short stories, featuring Ian Rankin's most famous Detective, Inspector John Rebus. As a follow on from my review of Rankin's 14th Rebus novel, A Question of Blood, I have just read A Good Hanging (and other stories) written by Rank ...

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Fancy A Quickie?

Advantages: Interesting read. A good introduction to the author. A good collection of short stories featuring Inspector Rebus.
Disadvantages: Suffers a little from the short nature of the stories.

~ ~ I've long been an avid fan of Scot's author Ian Rankin, in particular of his detective novels featuring the irreverent, irascible, irritable, hard drinking Edinburgh police inspector John Rebus. Once Rebus gets under your skin you very quickly get add ...

the_mad_cabbie 04.10.2007 · Read full review
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Will not have you hanging around

Advantages: Entertaining example of the art of writing short stories
Disadvantages: Know it all main character.

A Good Hanging is one of twelve short stories to be found in this Ian Rankin written book featuring his most famous creation Detective Inspector Frank Rebus who is currently gracing our TV screens. This was my first experience of Rebus either in the wri ...

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Proof that the Short Story is an acceptable Medium.

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I am a big fan of the short story, but had previously only read Ian Rankin novels. What a treat I had in store. I love the darkness in Ian Rankin's imagination. The Rebus character appears, detailed and human as always. The additional characters are equa ...

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Memnoch the Devil

Advantages: Varied characters and good plot
Disadvantages: None

One of the main reasons that I enjoy Anne Rice’s books is the variety that she brings to the lives of the Vampires she writes about. I liked the original story of Dracula but I would not enjoy just reading variations on this story. Nor do I think it woul ...

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