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.

A brilliant return for Rebus from Ian Rankin in what will surely be one of the top three bestsellers this Christmas and rightly so. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and thought that whilst there might be a “softening” of Rebus’s character he was still ultimately the same person who retired a few years back and it was like welcoming back an old friend

Orion/9781409144717/£18.99/Hardback

Sheila O’Reilly

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