By Ian Rankin
Twelve outstanding, gritty tales starring Detective Inspector John Rebus in his domestic urban of Edinburgh, as basically Ian Rankin can painting it: not only the tearooms and cobbled streets of the vacationer brochures, yet a latest city city with a whole diversity of criminals and their victims--blackmailers, peeping Toms, and multiple form of assassin. It's a urban like several different, a urban that offers beginning to crimes of ardour, injuries, and long-hidden jealousy, and a urban during which felony minds locate all of it too effortless to vanish into the shadows. As devoted readers of the sequence good recognize, no one is healthier outfitted to delve into Edinburgh's again alleys and smoky pubs than Rebus, and not anyone higher capable of remove darkness from his international than Ian Rankin.
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A Good Hanging: Short Stories by Ian Rankin