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Hide And Seek: From the iconic #1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES

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That one or more of the rich gentlemen of Edinburgh’s business classes would meet a sticky end was inevitable, almost too predictable for my liking. Book's flaws are limited to a touch of shelf-rubbing on one corner tip, and a small faint discoloration to orange cloth on rear panel (barely visible. Back to book two and you can see that Rebus character is not yet fully developed but again after reading books 19-22 already I am enjoying the transition to the Rebus of today. The first book had moments where I considered dropping my rating down to two stars, yet this second book remained a consistent three stars throughout. Many of the annotations comment on ways in which Rebus's character differs from his later incarnations: 'Rebus is much more bookish/literate in the early novels.

Like Hercule Poirot he believes in solving crime using his grey cells while his juniors can do the legwork. A junkie lies dead in an Edinburgh squat, spreadeagled, cross-like on the floor, between two burned-down candles, a five-pointed star daubed on the wall above. esmemoria on “What the stories never said: at the end of the day, if a man wants to kill you, he kills you. Ian Rankin is also the recipient of honorary degrees from the universities of Abertay, St Andrews, and Edinburgh. There is nothing about him that screams out at me, nothing that leaves me truly invested in his story.Rebus is a man perhaps more at home with this underbelly and less comfortable with the small talk of dinner parties - I loved his weary cynicism. Just another dead addict – until John Rebus begins to chip away at the indifference, treachery, deceit and sleaze that lurks behind the facade of the Edinburgh familiar to tourists.

Michael Connelly] No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; The bindings are tight and square. Cancer used to be a taboo subject, mainly because medical science didn’t understand what cancer was.

He is corrupt, self-righteous, hypocritical, misogynistic, violent, egomaniacal, bullying, and delusional. Facing the last page is a more extended note, reflecting on the novel's parallels with a real-life scandal, and more generally on its setting: 'A sordid story – much less shocking than its predecessor.

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