Rankin delivers, without the help of Rebus, an excellent cop novel full of action, good dialogue, well-crafted characters and an authentic backdrop’.
Rankin delivers, without the help of Rebus, an excellent cop novel full of action, good dialogue, well-crafted characters and an authentic backdrop’. Rankin is a master at what, for me, is one of the important aspects of a crime novel: the integration of setting, plot, characters and a theme which, for Rankin, is the moral dimension never far from his writing’. The Complaints conclusively demonstrates that its author has still got it, and can put together an ample, satisfyingly complex detective novel without a Rolling Stones-loving ex-SAS sleuth at its centre’ .
The Impossible Dead by Ian Rankin is the second Inspector Malcolm Fox book.
The Impossible Dead by Ian Rankin is the second Inspector Malcolm Fox book Читать весь отзыв. Born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960, Ian Rankin graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1982, and then spent three years writing novels when he was supposed to be working towards a PhD in Scottish Literature.
The Black Book is a 1993 crime novel by Ian Rankin, the fifth of the Inspector Rebus novels. It is the first book to feature Siobhan Clarke and Morris Gerald Cafferty appears as a main character. It is also the first book where Rebus is based at St Leonards police station. Rebus finds himself with a number of problems on his hands.
Someone had even left a bouquet of flowers the crash
Someone had even left a bouquet of flowers the crash. Mangold’s work maybe, on behalf of himself and Vernal’s widow. Fox had brought his own car over to Fife this morning, leaving the M90 and skirting Glenrothes, heading for what was known as the ‘East Neuk’: little fishing villages popular with landscape painters and caravanners.
How did you come to write The Impossible Dead? I was reading a newspaper and saw mention of a lawyer called William McRae. He had been found dead in his car in 1985 in mysterious circumstances. He had also been a supporter of Scottish republican groups which had been responsible for anthrax attacks on Whitehall, letter bombs, arson attacks, and an attempt to disrupt a visit to Glasgow by Princess Diana with an explosive device.