Standing in Another Man's Grave: A John Rebus Novel

by Ian Rankin

ORION PUBLISHING GROUP | November 8, 2012 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

Standing in Another Man's Grave: A John Rebus Novel is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.
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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Published: November 8, 2012

Publisher: ORION PUBLISHING GROUP

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1409144739

ISBN - 13: 9781409144731

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Captivating Book #18, in the Inspector Rebus series After five years into retirement Rebus is back only to find himself in trouble, what else is new? We should have known better to think Rankin would have put his best protagonist to pasture. He is just too good a character to have done so. Still his old self, drinking and smoking to excess, Rebus now in a civilian capacity works for the serious crime review looking into cold cases of long forgotten victims. He pairs up with his old protégée, Siobhan Clarke, and they embark on an investigation that will see them hopping all over Scotland even into the most remote of places. All along the way the author expertly spins a suspenseful tale one that could have been hard to put down if it wasn't for countless countryside description and poetically villages names and the constant moments when Rebus lights another cigarettes or opts for another drink. As always Mr. Rankin is impressive at handling plot complication and adding twists to force his protagonist in taking unorthodox action, having a seditious behaviour and ignoring protocol. He is not a team player and never will and is well aware that he is out of step with the new way of working….but Rebus will rise up to the task and show us how to get the job done….he is in top shape to tackle anything… I am glad Mr. Rankin resuscitated his grumpy old detective. This series was the author’s best and still is IMO.
Date published: 2013-10-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Welcome Back Great to see Rebus back. Interesting meshing of the Rebus and Malcolm Fox characters. This book was written differently and to me it didn't quite feel right to me however does not take away from the pleasure of the read. Hope there will be more to come soon. I give it 4 of 5 stars.
Date published: 2013-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a heartfelt hurray! Thank you thank you Ian Rankin - returning Inspector Rebus to police work was such a wonderful Xmas gift! Rebus is back, albeit in a different capacity though none the less ascerbic, insightful or rebellious. He simply cannot leave well enough alone, and his stubbornness and tenacity lead him to work with cold cases, where he meets the families of missing persons, and seeks to bring closure to their lives. Siobhan is back, and looks like she is on the ladder to greatness, having been released from the shadow of Rebus's influence - or has she? Interestingly and effectively, Rankin has also injected his character Malcolm Fox into the story - will Rebus finally have met his match? For Rankin/Rebus/Fox fans, this is a gift of a read.
Date published: 2012-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Winner After retiring his famous protagonist John Rebus in “The Exit”, Mr. Rankin is back in full force by audaciously unveiling a new detective Malcolm Fox, a man with integrity and dogged determination but at times hated and feared by his colleagues. Malcolm Fox works at the Complaints and Conduct Department in Edinburgh, a section dedicated to sniffing out racism and corruption and other serious internal offenses. He also is a man with his own personal problems: a frail father in a care home and a sister living in an abusive relationship. The story is paced chronologically chapter by chapter. After Fox and his team compile enough evidence to expose CID Glen Heaton for bending the rules to his own advantage they move on to Jamie Breck suspected of being a member of a pedophile ring. Fox is assigned to covertly forge a relationship with Breck but in doing so an atmosphere of respect and friendship develops….Others wonder if Fox has crossed the line and will he be professionally destroyed along with his prey…. Simultaneously, his sister‘s boyfriend is found murdered and Fox is ordered to stay away from the investigation…but can he? This is an interesting novel, a fantasized version of how police work and how they police themselves, a story based on morality, ethics, friendship, trust and respect. The characters are totally believable; Fox and Rebus have similar traits, they are committed to their jobs and thrive on complex cases. The plot is brilliant, it is a labyrinth of twists and turns providing endless intrigue, a roller coaster ride till the end. Fox is a refreshing change but I suspect Rebus with all his attributes will reappear at some point in the future In my view, this novel is the lunch of a new series and I am looking forward to it.
Date published: 2010-04-20

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Standing in Another Man's Grave: A John Rebus Novel

by Ian Rankin

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: November 8, 2012

Publisher: ORION PUBLISHING GROUP

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1409144739

ISBN - 13: 9781409144731

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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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