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

Kobo ebook | November 8, 2012

byIan Rankin

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REBUS IS BACK.
The superb No.1 bestseller from 'Britain's best crime novelist' EXPRESS

A series of seemingly random disappearances - stretching back to the millennium.
A mother determined to find the truth.
A retired cop desperate to get his old life back...

It's been some time since Rebus was forced to retire, and he now works as a civilian in a cold-case unit. So when a long-dead case bursts back to life, he can't resist the opportunity to get his feet under the CID desk once more. But Rebus is as stubborn and anarchic as ever, and he quickly finds himself in deep with pretty much everyone, including DI Siobhan Clarke.

All Rebus wants to do is uncover the truth. The big question is: can he be the man he once was and still stay on the right side of the law?

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REBUS IS BACK.The superb No.1 bestseller from 'Britain's best crime novelist' EXPRESSA series of seemingly random disappearances - stretching back to the millennium.A mother determined to find the truth.A retired cop desperate to get his old life back...It's been some time since Rebus was forced to retire, and he now works as a civilia...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 8, 2012Publisher:ORION PUBLISHING GROUPLanguage:English

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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