Fleshmarket Alley (Inspector Rebus #15)
#1 international bestseller Ian Rankin sends Inspector John Rebus into the dark streets of Edinburgh's flesh trade when a shocking murder exposes an even more sinister underworld.
Inspector John Rebus has confronted Edinburgh's most hardened criminals, its bloodiest crime scenes, and its most dangerous backstreets--but nothing could p...more
This novel is about murder and detecting, about relationships between detectives and other, of course, but also about exploitation of undocumented immigrants--in Scotland, mind. It's dark, of course. A few examples of what Rankin has to say and why his writing is irresistible, keeping me up late no matter the time for which I ...more
Carrying on his Detective Rebus series, Rankin begins his story with a man found stabbed in a dodgy area of Edinburgh. The victim, a refugee with several stab wounds ...more
It's been sitting on my shelf for years, waiting for me to catch up with ...more
In Fleshmarket Alley, Rankin exposes the harsh realities faced by refugees and asylum seekers living i ...more
In Fleshmarket Alley (after 2004's A Question of Blood, ***1/2 May/June 2004, and the Edgar Award-winning Resurrection Men), Rankin deals with horrific subjects: illegal immigration, racism, political asylum, bureaucracy, detention housing, and a networked criminal underworld. Described as "the Dickens of Edinburgh," Rankin explores the city's fleshmarket__the trade in humans and plight of asylum seekers. His expertly plotted crimes come together as usual, and their confluence provides some of t...more
Rankin must have been trying to get in good with his newfound left wing literary pals; a long bit of moralizing in the middle turned me off. Rankin always sprinkles ...more
So far, the best book of this series.
4* Resurrection Men (Inspector Rebus, #13)
3* Strip Jack (Inspector Rebus, #4)
3* The Black Book ( ...more
The CID is in the midst of a re-organization and John Rebus and Siobhan Clarke have been shipped out of their offices in St Leonard’s. They have been reassigned to Gayfield Square located in a more upscale neighbor near New Town. This is a different environment ...more
This is good, overtly political, Rebus, with one of those endings that ties things up without being too neat about it. It must be nice to have a job where you never actually have to be at your desk, ever.
Interestingly enough I had never read any of Ian Rankin's novel's until I bumped into him on holiday,so I was intrigued. I had heard of him,I think you'd have to have been under a rock not to know who he is,but I have truly enjoyed reading this book. I can recommend it as an enjoyable,thoughtful read .
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