Best known for his Rebus series, they deliver hard-boiled crime with a distinct Scottish flavour - sometimes cheesily referred to as "Tartan Noir". DI John Rebus is an old-fashioned copper with a love of off-kilter music, and the odd refreshment.
Centred on the disappearance of his daughter’s husband and a set of family secrets that the maverick detective isn’t sure that he wants to uncover, A Song for the Dark Times is an intensely personal case for John Rebus.
McIlvanney’s pioneering Laidlaw series of crime novels proved an immense inspiration to Ian Rankin and now the creator of Rebus completes his idol’s last, unfinished novel in reverent yet typically compelling prose.
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