Set in Darkness (Inspector John Rebus Series #11)

Set in Darkness (Inspector John Rebus Series #11)

by Ian Rankin
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Set in Darkness (Inspector John Rebus Series #11) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
KenCady More than 1 year ago
Having long been a Rebus fan, I had not read this one. It's as good as the others, but I did feel like I might need to join AA by the time it was over. Way too much whiskey for my tastes.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
In Queensbury House in Edinburgh, the Highlanders are pulling out their tartan colors, as the first Scottish parliament in about three centuries is to convene. To the chagrin of law enforcement officials everywhere, especially the more ambitious, the locale is right in the middle of Detective John Rebus' zone making him the liaison.

However, all is not well. As the restoration project continues on Queensbury House, the remains of a body are found as a fireplace is reopened. Not long afterward, an apparent suicide occurs near the site of the first person. Finally, a third corpse of a politician lies murdered in the outside gardens. On the surface the three dead people seem to not have a connecting thread except the locale. However, Rebus concludes tremendous profits can be made if you are on the right side of the new Scottish political power, but who would murder to fix the odds in their favor.

The John Rebus Scottish police procedurals are some of the best detective novels of the past decade. The latest tale, SET IN DARKNESS, brings to life insight into the Scottish parliament and a flavor for modern day Edinburgh. The murder mystery is intelligent and entertaining, and the characters, especially Rebus, retain that feeling of genuineness while dealing with power-struggles, and intrigue. The roles of several reoccurring secondary players fade into the backdrop this time around. Rebus retains his freshness inside an exciting police procedural.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
It never really got exciting at all. the most exciting parts were guy getting beaten up but that didn't last long or have a food decrption. i was only able to finish it because it was that or school work and i read only to get to good part which none came. I at some ponit just picked school work sadly.