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Standing in Another Man's Grave

by Ian Rankin

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Standing in Another Man's Grave by Ian Rankin

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This is not Detective Inspector Rebus, rogue cop, picking up where he left off; this is Mr John Rebus, civilian. There is life in the old dog yet…
The shift in the dynamic between Clarke and Rebus (Clarke is the boss now) is one of the most compelling aspects of the book and Rebus biting his tongue to let her lead takes some getting used to.
Less convincing is the shoehorning of Rankin’s other bestselling cop character, anti-corruption officer Malcolm Fox from “The Complaints” and “The Impossible Dead”, into a sub-plot that sees him try to dig up dirt on Rebus to prevent his return to the force.
The plot is brilliant, it is a labyrinth of twists and turns providing endless intrigue, a roller coaster ride till the end.
Overall a good book that opens the door to another Rebus novel. Keep your fingers crossed…

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  antao | Dec 10, 2016 |
Fox and Rebus meet! Well. apparently they met years ago and Rebus was a bit rude to Malcolm, who is still in complaints and investigating old history.
Rebus is in cold cases as a civilian, having retired from the force, which he seemingly regrets as he spends all his time trying to get close to a "real live" case. His methods are distinctly not by the book, and this seems to be played up more than in previous books, or maybe it's just the juxtaposition of the two lead characters. Rebus is slipping more into caricature as other people take centre stage. The storyline here spent a long time going back and forth along the A9; and I am not at all sure why the killer took pictures of the location of the graves.
A fast paced read, a bit heavy handed in places (why make Rebus dodgier by setting up links with the next generation of Mr Big criminals?), fun overall to get an update in the series. ( )
  jkdavies | Jun 14, 2016 |
Rebus is back and Ian Rankin has kept up the standard. The story zips along well and all the relationships are well developed with the added bonus of the evocative Scottish locations. ( )
  stephengoldenberg | Apr 6, 2016 |
I've often enjoyed Inspector Rebus books...he's now retired and working with a cold case unit as a civilian. He misses his official status though and manages to get himself attached to a case that may be related to his cold case. The story was good but frankly, Rebus himself is his own worst enemy and I'm tired of him. ( )
  Oodles | Feb 16, 2016 |
Rebus is retired but back in a cold case unit. He uses his old techniques and contacts to investigate a case of missing women that stretches out quite a few years.
Complaints is keeping an eye on him as well, suspecting his too casual contact with criminals.
Rebus is still Rebus, even though his age makes his maverick activities a real worry.
Favourite author. Continues to be a good series and great protagonist, even though Rebus finds he's a dinosaur in the modern police force. ( )
  quiBee | Jan 21, 2016 |
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Two Scottish detectives investigate the disappearance of a hitchhiking teenage girl, their only clue a photo sent from the missing girl's cell phone.

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