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on 14 August 2014
I am a Rankin nut so look forward to all of his books
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on 18 March 2016
Top notch stuff from the master of the genre.
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on 21 June 2015
Another good story read by James McPherson
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on 27 July 2015
Excellent. Captivating and involving.
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on 17 March 2016
Rankin on Rebus always a good read
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Rebus, Siobhan Clarke, Bobby Hogan and the others are still developing as characters. It is a testimony to Ian Rankin that even after 15 outings, we get a deeper and clearer understanding of DI Rebus. However, this plot is a struggle. The opening set-up is too obvious, without giving too much away, you pretty much know what didn't happen right from the start. The finale is in part ridiculous, the solution in part a fluke - both unsatisfactory. I had a feeling that a possible TV/film script was anticipated in the extra locations and the finale.
Despite all of these issues, this is still a very good read and I, for one, hope that there are many more Rebus novels still to come.
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VINE VOICEon 31 August 2007
"A Question of Blood" is not one of the best Rebus novels but it is still an entertaining enough read in the main. There are two main elements to the plot of this book, the first is the murder of two schoolchildren by a maniac who subsequently turns the gun on himself and the second is an incident where a petty criminal who had been harassing DS Siobhan Clarke gets burned alive in his home. Rebus is suspected of his murder. Ultimately these two incidents are proved to be linked,although somewhat tenuously. The novel is always intriguing if a little long winded at times ,although this does provide opportunities for the author to further develop the character of Rebus and his close associates.
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on 3 July 2013
Rebus is just Rebus and his character needs to be left as it always was. He will never change, so don't meddle trying to modernise him or his role
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on 1 September 2003
This is an excellent Rebus novel. Ian Rankin mixes together so many strands that it is impossible to guess the final outcome of this novel. Rankin also manages to give Siobhan great power over Rebus -which adds to the interest. This power is due to the fact that Rebus has his hands bandaged -which of course adds a frisson of excitement to the story.
The fact that he moves the story out to South Queensferry also gives a new edge to the story. As a writer, Rankin is so skilled that he keeps the reader guessing until the end. It is a masterpiece-Rankin and Rebus win again.
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on 21 June 2013
I loves Ian rankin rebus books but tHis wasn't as food as previous books that I've read, good book but he has written better
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