The Naming Of The Dead

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Orion, Sep 18, 2008 - Fiction - 544 pages
24 Reviews

The sixteenth Inspector Rebus novel from 'Britain's No.1 crime writer' DAILY MIRROR.

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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Review: The Naming of the Dead (Inspector Rebus #16)

User Review  - Alice - Goodreads

To be fair to Rankin, I read this book while I was stressed and busy and I have not read his other Rebus books. It is probable that my rating would have been higher if one or both of these had not ... Read full review

Review: The Naming of the Dead (Inspector Rebus #16)

User Review  - Jeremy Butterfield - Goodreads

What can I say? It's Rankin and it's Rebus. The plot line has more extraordinary twists and turns than you can shake a stick at, some slightly predictable, most less so. The range of locations was ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

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. His first Rebus novel was published in 1987, and the Rebus books are now translated into thirty-six languages and are bestsellers worldwide.Ian Rankin has been elected a Hawthornden Fellow, and is also a past winner of the Chandler-Fulbright Award. He is the recipient of four Crime Writers' Association Dagger Awards including the prestigious Diamond Dagger in 2005. In 2004, Ian won America's celebrated Edgar Award for Resurrection Men. He has also been shortlisted for the Anthony Award in the USA, won Denmark's Palle Rosenkrantz Prize, the French Grand Prix du Roman Noir and the Deutscher Krimipreis. Ian Rankin is also the recipient of honorary degrees from the universities of Abertay, St Andrews, Edinburgh, Hull and the Open University.A contributor to BBC2's Newsnight Review, he also presented his own TV series, Ian Rankin's Evil Thoughts. Rankin is a number one bestseller in the UK and has received the OBE for services to literature, opting to receive the prize in his home city of Edinburgh, where he lives with his partner and two sons.

Visit his website www.ianrankin.net or follow him on Twitter @Beathhigh