Wolfsmale (Inspector Rebus #3)
I connect on a shockingly deep level (could it be love?) with Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander, feeling a kinship with the sullen Ystad detective that I've felt with few fictional characters in my...more
Rankin, Ian - 3rd in series
From Fantastic Fiction: They call him the Wolfman - because he takes a nip out of his victims and because they found the first victim in the East End's lonely Wolf Street. But there's no urban predator that Rebus fears. When Scotland Yard are anxious to find the last serial killer on their patch they look north and soon Rebus is on his way south from the chill of Edinburgh to the rain of London. A serial killerfrom...more
Rebus and Rankin are always at their best when they deal largely in characters and investigation, and neither are designed to take the leaps into thriller territory. As a character establishing piece...more
I've heard good things about Ian Rankin and his use of Edinburgh as a character so wa...more
Called to London because of his experience of a serial killer - something he considers misplaced, as the serial murderer he tackled in the first book arose only because of their personal connections - he's an obvious maverick, partly unwanted and resented, he gradually comes to a grudging friendship with the lead officer George Flight.
I love reading the Inspector Rebus novels. They are decent as far as crime fiction is concerned, but there's so much more Ian Rankin's writing gives you that ensures you're not left disappointed.
This one is by far the dark...more
I wanted to read several crime novels that were considered accurate for the genre, as being the child of a police officer, I often find it hard to suspend disbelief when reading a crime novel when I find inaccuracies.
Ian Rankin's Tooth And Nail was highly recommended to me by a friend who loves crime novels, so I forked out the $17 required to purchase this in paperback.
I would like a refund. I didn't think the main character did much, if anything, in the way of solving the crime, inst...more
Ever since I watched a fascinating documentary about Ian Rankin, I’ve been interested in reading one of his books; TOOTH AND NAIL caught my interest. I was immediately taken by the writing style; deceptively simple yet affecting prose, and along with the downtrodden likes-a-drink and a good book, labouring character of John Rebus, I was pulled into the story straight away.
Inspector Rebus has been summoned to London, to have a look at a serial-killing case. The killer takes a bite from each vict...more
This was so-so. Rebus is invited to London to investigate a serial killer known as Wolfman. Needless to say he doesn't endear himself to the locals. London is a completely alien culture to Rebus - it's like he has landed on Mars! I'm really not sure that even in the 80's London was so different to Edinburgh for Rebus's culture shock.
So in the novel we've g...more
I am glad I picked Rankin up again and look forward to continuing with his books.
Because the first body was found in Wolf Street, because the murderer takes a bite from each body, the press have found a new terror, the Wolfman...
Drafted down to the Big Smoke thanks to his supposed expertise in the modus operandi of serial killers, Inspector John Rebus is on a train south from Edinburgh. His Scotland Yard opposite number, George Flight, isn't too happy at yet more interference. It's bad enough having several Chief Inspectors on your back without being hounded at every turn
London is terrorised by a murderer who has already killed four women, women with absolutely no connection (in terms of profession, ethnicity, b...more
Fabulous. I absolutely loved this third Rebus book by Ian Rankin. I feel that it was better than #2, which was better than #1.
The climax of the book, the realization of the killer, the scene and aftermath was some of the most fun reading I've done in a long time! My heart was pumping, I was laughing, I stood up and pumped my fist. All while causing a scene in central London and Trafalgar Square, how cool!
I very much welcome the change to London as it's fascinating to see it thr...more
Rebus senses the hostility immediately but attempts to 'work' with his new team, headed by George Flight. There have now been 4 murders and there...more
Tooth & Nail is the 3rd Rebus I have read and the style is getting stronger and more fluid to read in my opinion. Whilst I enjoyed the 1st in the series (Knots & Crosses) there was something about it that felt disjointed and not as easy a read as this or the 2nd one, Hide & Seek. This has stepped up the pace and made the main character more engaging and, to me, likable.
This book takes Rebus out of Edinburgh and places him in London to aid the Met in their hunt for the Wolfman ser...more
Having lived on Gower Street in central London in 1991 - where swaths of this novel were s...more
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; the Rebus books are now translated into 22 languages and are bestsellers on several continents.
Ian Rankin has been elected a...more