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The Naming of the Dead by Ian Rankin
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Sep 15, 2008

really liked it

i always enjoy the rebus books when i finally get down to reading them. they're usually hard to start though because rankin makes scotland seem such a dismal place and rebus and the central character, such a dour and generally unhappy man. in the end though, rankin always delivers with a good, complicated and satisfying story, as well as characters that seem real.

this book was a pleasant surprise because, though scotland was still a dismal place, rebus actually seemed a happier man with a joke or two.

read in the times today that rankin has one more rebus book out now that seems to retire rebus and maybe end the series, or not.
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Laurel Lamperd Good review.
I think I may have read one Rebus book years ago. Rebus on TV is too dark for me. I must prefer the shenanigins of Midsomer Murders. Laurel
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