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eBook The Naming of the Dead ePub
Author: Ian Rankin
Language: English
ISBN: 0752883682
ISBN13: 978-0752883687
Publisher: Orion (2008)
Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Thriller
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 435
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ePub file: 1586 kb
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The Naming of the Dead is a crime novel by Ian Rankin. It is the sixteenth of the Inspector Rebus novels. It is set in Edinburgh in July 2005, in the week of the G8 summit in Gleneagles

The Naming of the Dead is a crime novel by Ian Rankin. It is set in Edinburgh in July 2005, in the week of the G8 summit in Gleneagles. An underlying thread throughout the book is that of familial relationships; the book opens with Detective Inspector John Rebus attending the funeral of his brother Michael, who has died suddenly from a stroke.

Ian Rankin is a international best-selling author. Ian Rankin, The Naming of the Dead. Thank you for reading books on BookFrom. Winner of an Edgar Award and the recipient of a Gold Dagger for fiction and the Chandler-Fulbright Award, he lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, with his wife and their two sons.

Rankin Ia. an Rankin The Naming of the Dead Book 16 in the Inspector Rebus series, 2006 To everyone who was in Edinburgh on July 2, 2005 We have the choice to try for a new world every day, to tell what we know of th. . an Rankin The Naming of the Dead Book 16 in the Inspector Rebus series, 2006 To everyone who was in Edinburgh on July 2, 2005 We have the choice to try for a new world every day, to tell what we know of the truth every day, to take small actions every day. – A. L. Kennedy, writing about the march on Gleneagles Write us a chapter to be proud o. Book 16 in the Inspector Rebus series, 2006. To everyone who was in Edinburgh on July 2, 2005. We have the choice to try for a new world every day, to tell what we know of the truth every day, to take small actions every day. Kennedy, writing about the march on Gleneagles. Write us a chapter to be proud of.

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Although Rankin's Naming of the Dead is in the Inspector Rebus series, this book broke a new level in the author's skill. The writing: DAMN, I wish I was cool like Ian Rankin and could write my sentences without subjects or objects and occasionally without verbs. Any thoughts on that idea? Just nominated it for a Goodreads bookclub. It would make me seem so hardcore and unconventional. Oh wait, maybe IT would seem obnoxious and vaguely cliche. BCA Crime Thriller of the Year. July 2005, and the G8 leaders have gathered in Scotland. With daily marches, demonstrations, and scuffles, the police are at full stretch. Detective Inspector John Rebus, however, has been sidelined, until the apparent suicide of an MP coincides with clues that a serial killer may be on the loose.

Ian Rankin has been elected a Hawthornden Fellow, and is also a past winner of the Chandler-Fulbright Award, as well as receiving two Dagger Awards for the year's best short story and the Gold Dagger for Fiction. Ian Rankin is also the recipient of honorary degrees from the universities of Abertay, St Andrews and Edinburgh.

Ian Rankin is a regular N. bestseller, and has received numerous. Exciting and multilayered thriller, Ian Rankin makes this novel one of his best. I am possibly biased as i lived and went to school in Auchterarder and worked in Gleneagles hotel. awards, including the prestigious Diamond Dagger. He lives with his family in Edinburgh, and in 2003 received an OBE for his services to literature. I love that he includes real places in his novels giving them more realism.

The leaders of the free world descend on Scotland for an international conference, and every cop in the country is needed for front-line duty...except one. John Rebus's reputation precedes him, and his bosses don't want him anywhere near Presidents Bush and Putin, which explains why he's manning an abandoned police station when a call comes in. During a preconference dinner at Edinburgh Castle, a delegate has fallen to his death. Accident, suicide, or something altogether more sinister? And is it linked to a grisly find close to the site of the gathering? Are the world's most powerful men at risk from a killer? While the government and secret services attempt to hush the whole thing up, Rebus knows he has only seventy-two hours to find the answers.
As the world leaders converge on Edinburgh, Scotland for a summit, Detective Inspector John Rebus is baffled by the work of a serial killer and the apparent suicide of a diplomat. His efforts are hampered by a man from Special Branch who seems intent on preventing Rebus from solving his case. In the meantime, his very capable fellow police officer, Siobhan Clarke, is looking for someone who struck her elderly mother during a protest, and she very much intends to find him. She is willing to go so far as to accept help from Rebus' arch-nemesis, "Big Ger" McCafferty, the local mobster who has eluded Rebus' past efforts to put him away. Ian Rankin is a master at keeping numerous sub-plots in motion and engaging the reader at every turn.
Ian Rankin's Scottish Detective Inspector John Rebus drinks too much, smokes too much, is a loner, defies his higher-ups and the Special Branch London spooks, but has a moral compass that can't be tampered with. The G8 world leaders are meeting near Edinburgh, and Rebus is, as usual, a loose cannon, going his own way, defying orders, investigating four murders. The scenes of protest in the streets are vividly drawn and form a backdrop for the story. In this book Rebus's sidekick Detective Sergeant Siobhan Clarke comes into her own as a character and shares center stage. She'll be up for her own series soon.
The book at 452 pages is too long, is replete with scores of red herrings, implausible events, coincidences, and an overcomplicated plot, but Rankin is still sharp, original, almost brilliant in his storytelling--better than most crime writers out there. Rebus is "obsessed and sidelined, cranky and mistrusted." The book has wry and sardonic humor; Rebus even causes President Bush to fall off his bike during an exercise ride.
The ending is unsatisfactory. You may feel as if you've been taken for a circuitous ride to nowhere and forced to fall off your bike. We've met a lot of rogue maverick homicide cops in crime fiction like Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch, but who would want to always read about a "go by the book" copper like Ruth Rendell's Inspector Wexford? Rankin keeps turning out clever, absorbing books about his misfit, drowning detective who's gnawing away at the bad guys on both sides of the law.
This covers a set of interlocking events, including several murders, around the 2005 G8 Summit in Scotland. It is a fine read as a murder mystery, but much of the fun comes from Rankin's study of the darkly cynical Detective Inspector Rebus's interactions with a wide range of G8 visitors and with the local troublemakers they bring out.

I was a student at Edinburgh and I enjoy the way Rankin captures the feel of the city, not just in the physical locations but in the mood and style of the locals. Unfortunately this flow is sometimes undermined by changes made for the American edition. In several places everyday British words are replaced with jarringly out-of-place American equivalents.

If you aren't familiar with British English then these relatively minor translation changes will probably be invisible and you should happily enjoy the American edition. But if you are accustomed to British English and prefer a more authentic style, you might want to consider buying via (I plan to do that for other Rankin novels.)

In either version, it is well worth a careful reading!
Of all the "best seller" mystery writers, Ian Rankin is my favorite. Hands down. This book will not disappoint both his fans and new readers. I read some of the somewhat "negative" reviews and do not understand them. Yes, the plot has several different threads. Yes, the book is long. But, to me, these are good points -- it keeps me interested and entertained, the reason you buy a book in the first place. The strength of Rankin is in his prose and wit. He reminds me of Nelson DeMille at his best.
Maybe it is how I read a Rankin novel. Since I like his prose so much, I normally read a little each night (I never speed read a writer I like). I have yet to lose track of the plot since Rankin is so skillful at keeping you interested and "up to date". Don't be put off by some of the critics of this book. I have read virtually all of his novels and this ranks right up there at the top.
Highly recommended!!!
Ian Rankin is a master. I have been reading this series in order and have become more impressed with this author with each book. Rebus is a believable, flawed, and driven detective. Scotland's underbelly is as much a character as Rebus and is clearly described. I am not looking forward to the end of this series. I will miss Rebus, his love of great rock and roll, and his Scotland.
Different Rankin here, at least for setting. We learn a lot more about his partner too. Rankin tackles corporate internationalism and its corrupting ties with government. There's also a bit of nostalgia too. If you haven't read any Rankin yet, this would be a good start--it's one of his best. I've been studying him because my muses (aka banshees with tasers) have been after me to write a mystery. Mine turned into more of a police procedural because of his influence, but this novel takes us beyond that. Oh, there's vintage Rankin here, but more. A great read, folks--trust me.
I won't lie--I got this book b/c it was free (or cheap, can't remember)-from Amazon. I'm glad I did! I've had a few books by Rankin on my bookshelf for years and never picked them up--I will definitely be looking for Kindle editions now.

The CID partners remind me of the pair in the Elizabeth George novels--I liked their relationship. I liked the ending, it was well done in that not every loose end was tied up. I do get bored with mystery book where everything is packaged-I like being able to draw my own conclusions at the end.

I would recommend this book and as I said in the title, I'll definitely seek out more Rankin books.
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