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The Naming Of The Dead (A Rebus Novel) Paperback – 7 Aug 2008

4.2 out of 5 stars 220 customer reviews
Book 16 of 21 in the Inspector Rebus Series

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  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Orion (7 Aug. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752883682
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752883687
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 3.5 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 220 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 33,258 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Rankin is without doubt Britain's best crime novelist

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

A master in his field

Rebus and Rankin are on the top of their form

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

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

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

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

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

Crime writing at its best

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The sixteenth Inspector Rebus novel from 'Britain's No.1 crime writer' DAILY MIRROR.

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