Reblog: Rather be the Devil by Ian Rankin – Reviewed by For winter nights

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Orion | 2016 (3 November) | 384p | Review copy | Buy the book

Rather be the Devil by Ian RankinRather be the Devil
is the 21st Inspector Rebus novel and, I’m ashamed to admit, it’s the first one I’ve read for such a long time. I gave up reading crime fiction for one reason or another for about fifteen years but, now that I’m firmly back in the saddle, I can recover that joy I felt all those years ago when I would pounce on the latest Rebus as soon as it hit the shelves. It is indeed a rediscovery of riches because I adored Rather be the Devil. It’s quite likely that I would have got more from it if I had read the middle novels that I’ve missed – old history rears its head in these pages – but, nevertheless, I got so much from it, not least the desire to go…

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