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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 15/06/2017
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John Rebus can't close the door on the death of glamorous socialite Maria Turquand. Brutally murdered in her hotel room forty years ago, her killer has never been found. Meanwhile, Edinburgh's dark heart is up for grabs. Young pretender Darryl Christie may have staked his claim on the city's underworld - but has criminal mastermind and Rebus' long-time adversary, Big Ger Cafferty, really settled down to a quiet retirement? Or is he hiding in the shadows until Edinburgh is once more ripe for the picking?

Old Enemies. New Crimes. Rebus may be off the force, but he certainly isn't off the case.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781409159421
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 274 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Superbly told, impossible to put down... underlines the treasure that Rebus has become.' - The Daily Mail

'This elegantly crafted and witty thriller proves this old devil still has all the best tunes.' - The Sunday Mirror

'Effortless plotting and a cracking narrative that keeps the reader gripped throughout' The Daily Express

'Though it moves at pace, what makes this tale so satisfying is that its protagonists have had time to develop. Rebus's input serves to highlight the benefits of age, experience and keeping a sense of community.' - The Guardian

'Rankin is expert at what theorists of realism call the authenticating detail.'- Scotland on Sunday

'Rather Be The Devil is an intricate, evocative Edinburgh mystery that builds to a bloody finale. Retirement may not suit Rebus but it's resulted in yet another brilliant book in Rankin's revived crime series.' - Crime Scene

'This may be Rebus's 21st outing, but this is a cleverly crafted tale and Ian Rankin's storytelling is as fresh as ever.' - Irish News

'The 21st Rebus novel boasts effortless plotting and a cracking narrative that keeps the reader gripped throughout.' - Daily Express

'Clever and compelling.'  - Independent i

'Rather Be the Devil showcases Rankin and Rebus at their unstoppable best.' - Challenger

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“Rankin delivers another tour de force”

Rankin doesn't disappoint with his latest Rebus novel. 'Rather be the Devil' sees the detective becoming involved in a high society crime from the 1970s, in which a well connected socialite is murdered... More

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“Rebus is getting old in body but still sharp in mind”



The latest Rebus novel is a convoluted affair bringing together two cases, one dating back several years. Murders, drug trafficking, gambling, kidnapping, money laundering all play their part as Siobhan Clarke,... More

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“Another great read from Ian Rankin”

RATHER BE THE DEVIL
Ian Rankin
Orion

Rebus is surely one of the most loved of detectives having been the focus of most of this author’s thrillers. He never changes from book to book and I have a long standing... More

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