The Naming of the Dead

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Orion, Sep 18, 2008 - Fiction - 544 pages
24 Reviews
A murder has been committed - but as the victim was a rapist, recently released from prison, no one is too concerned about the crime. That is, until Detective Inspector John Rebus and DS Siobhan Clarke uncover evidence that a serial killer is on the loose . . . When Rebus also starts looking into the apparent suicide of an MP, he is abruptly warned off the case, not least because the G8 leaders have gathered in Scotland, and Rebus's bosses want him well out of the way. But Rebus has never been one to stick to the rules, and when Siobhan has a very personal reason for hunting down a riot cop, it looks as though both Rebus and Clarke may be up against their own side . . .

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Kept my interest with no boring plot. - Goodreads
Rankin is probably my favorite mystery writer. - Goodreads
That's the nub of the plot. - Goodreads

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User Review  - stuart10er - LibraryThing

Set in 2005 during the G8 meetings in Scotland and right before the London bombings of July 7th. Murders abound surrounding the politicians at the event. Loved it. Read full review

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User Review  - reader68 - LibraryThing

One of his better Detective Inspector John Rebus murder mysteries. Takes place during a gathering of world leaders at Gleneagles. Seemingly a serial killer is on the loose. Excellent.Published in UK 2006. Read full review

About the author (2008)

Ian Rankin is a regular No.1 bestseller, and has received numerousawards, including the prestigious Diamond Dagger. He lives with his family in Edinburgh, and in 2003 received an OBE for his services to literature.

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