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I am not interested in reading anything that is too gory or brutal; the Rankin books were perfect in this respect.
Any advice would be very much appreciated. Thank you.
Edited to add that I think Peter Robinson is a bit each of English and Canadian. I don't care where a writer is from originally or what nationality they hold now, except in that their origins or their experiences of their adopted culture often colour their writing - and that's always interesting.
What I like about the Rebus books is the strong sense of place. In fact, I went to Edinburgh last year on holiday partly due to the books. Perhaps this relates the "seedy underbelly" notion from thorold's post. I appreciate however that it is never overly graphic - I am not really interested in being shocked. I also like the serial nature of the books, which, though not essential, is certainly there. It was good to see the development of some of the other characters like Siobhan.
Have any of you read Stuart MacBride? Could this be an option?
Again, many thanks.
By the way, have you seen The Literature Map?
It's a useful site, but of course not as interesting as having a conversation here on LT.
There's also Fantastic Fiction:
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