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4.0 out of 5 stars Inspector Rebus triumphs again, 25 April 2014
This review is from: The Black Book (Paperback)
In this, the fifth Inspector Rebus novel, the familiar elements of an unofficial investigation, a long list of potential suspects , motives and red herrings and the man himself getting into a number of dangerous scrapes are all here, and as usual, they come together as a satisfying read.

In contrast to the previous books, “The Black Book” largely relates to a historic, unsolved case that Rebus finds reason to re-open, but dovetails eventually with the case on which he had been instructed to work.

Rebus’ life beyond his work is covered as well, but there is shift in focus from his romantic exploits, to include the relationship with his previously estranged brother.

Ian Rankin notes in the introduction that when writing “The Black Book” he acknowledged that the Rebus books had become a series and this further rounding of the central character is complemented by the reintroduction of figures from the previous novels.

As usual the ultimate resolution relies on Rebus’ innovative thinking and approach and the outcome is left open until the final pages, so my interest was maintained to the very end. Not the most challenging read but an enjoyable one!
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