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The Naming Of The Dead (Inspector Rebus Book 16) by [Rankin, Ian]
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4.3 out of 5 stars 155 customer reviews
Book 16 of 21 in Inspector Rebus (21 Book Series)

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Rankin is without doubt Britain's best crime novelist (DAILY EXPRESS)

They call his work crime fiction, but the adjective is superfluous ... these novels are totally absorbing. Once I start reading one, all else goes by the board till I have finished it (SPECTATOR)

A master in his field (SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY)

Rebus and Rankin are on the top of their form (MAIL ON SUNDAY)

He has taken a momentous few days in recent British history (not just the G8 and the protests, but also the success of the Olympic bid followed a day later by the London bombings) and effortlessly interwoven the political and the criminal (SUNDAY TIMES)

Unquestionably a best from Rankin, The Naming of the Dead goes way beyond the scope of even the greatest crime thrillers to become an essential state-of-the-nation take on 21st century Britain. This is possibly the best novel you will read in your life full stop. Yes, it is that good (NEWS OF THE WORLD)

Rankin's home provided him with a brilliant backdrop for a crime novel: Edinburgh during the crazy week in 2005 when the G8 came to town (LITERARY REVIEW)

The Naming of the Dead is Ian Rankin's Exile on Main Street: dark, murky and less immediate than his other novels, but still zinging with wit and his inimitable gift for plot. His richest and most complex work to date, it comes close to trascending genre fiction (SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY)

Not only an intriguing murder-mystery but an excellent piece of reportage. Ian Rankin, despite his dodgy musical tastes, has produced yet another class act (EVENING STANDARD - Mark Sanderson)

Crime writing at its best (WOMAN AND HOME)

Rankin brings his characters to life with precision, and handles the novel's complex thematic relationships with his usual skill (TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT)

Rankin just gets better. The topicality and eye for detail are awesome (THE OBSERVER - Books of the Year - Jilly Cooper)

Just as Rebus keeps getting his man, Rankin keeps not only hitting his mark, but defining it (TIME OUT)

Masterly...Ian Rankin's finest novel. It is more than a crime novel, or rather, Rankin's achievement is to show, convincingly, how crime permeates society (THE SCOTSMAN)

Rebus's latest adventure is as gripping as ever (THE LONDON PAPER)

Rebus may seem to be running on something very near empty, but there is no sign that Rankin has lost any of the energy to continue this consistently impressive series (SUNDAY TIMES)

This may be Rankin's 19th Rebus book, but while there's still plenty of life in the old devil yet, Siobhan Clarke is proving that she is more than capable of taking up the baton (DAILY MIRROR)

Rankin deftly inserts Rebus into the true story of that week, culminating, as it did in the London bombings of July 7. An excellent performance, for a cop on the verge of extinction (Marcel Berlins THE TIMES)

combines the page-turning appeal of a modern police procedural with the moral complexity of a political novel (John Boyne THE IRISH TIMES)

Politics crashes head on into Inspector Rebus's usual interests (solving grisly murders and supping pints) in the latest of this award-winning series. The Naming of the Dead set against the 2005 G8 Summit, is yet another irresistable page-turner from the UK's best crime novelist (MAIL ON SUNDAY)

Not only an intriguing murder-mystery but an excellent piece of reportage. Ian Rankin, despite his dodgy musical tastes, has produced yet another class act (Mark Sanderson EVENING STANDARD)

This one with its heady mix of crime and current affairs, is staggering. He is now at the top of his game and has almost catapulted himself out of the more limited crime genre altogether (DAILY MAIL)

Rankin is on top form here, with a suitably scornful attitude to Bob Geldof and the wishy-washy Live8 endeavour. Excellent stuff (DUBLIN EVENING HERALD)

This is Rankin at his hard-bitten best (METRO LONDON)

Rankin is on top form: in a stellar career, this is the best Rebus yet (SAGA)

Classic Rankin, and if you're in love with the unchangeable Rebus, you'll relish it. It's page-turning, complicated crime (Frances Fyfield THE INDEPEDENT)

Classic Rebus (SHE)

as much a political thriller as a crime mystery. His vivid descriptions of the so-called Battle of Princes Street are as good as any newspaper reports written at the time (Allan Laing GLASGOW HERALD)

The plot is another Rankin corker, complex yet convincing, and played out on this occasion over only nine days against the backdrop of last year's G8 summit at Gleneagles, with its retinue of concerts and marches against poverty...The best crime novel you'll read this year (SUNDAY TELEGRAPH)

Impeccably plotted, dripping with suspense and never afraid to get down and dirty this book is further proof a nation will weep when Rebus hangs up his cuffs (Shari Low DAILY RECORD)

Rankin's mischievous sense of humour is strongly evident too with an inspired Ann Summers/Basque separatists gag (FQ)

a big, sometimes elegiac, read (Peter Gutteridge THE OBSERVER)

Rankin just gets better. The topicality and eye for detail are awesome (Jilly Cooper THE OBSERVER - Books of the Year)

Ian Rankin is back on splendid form with The Naming of the Dead (THE SPECTATOR)

Rankin is on top form here, with a suitably scornful attitude to Bob Geldof and the wishy-washy live 8 endeavour. Excellent stuff (EVENING HERALD DUBLIN)

John Boyne, THE IRISH TIMES

'combines the page-turning appeal of a modern police procedural with the moral complexity of a political novel'

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1809 KB
  • Print Length: 548 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0752883682
  • Publisher: Orion (18 Sept. 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002UPVVVK
  • Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 155 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,364 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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