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A Song for the Dark Times (#23 Rebus)

Ian Rankin

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01 October 2020
Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Crime & mystery; Thriller & suspense; Police procedures; Family & relationships; Abbey's Double Rewards; Crime Chronicle - Modern Crime
Series: Rebus
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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- This new Rebus opens with him moving into the downstairs flat with the help of Siobhan, who has taken leave to lend him a hand. His heart isn't in it, so when his semi-estranged daughter rings to say her partner has disappeared, Rebus heads north to see what he can do. Retired or not, he knows he can help - even if his policeman's experience is telling him she will be implicated. Meanwhile, Siobhan learns about a juicy murder investigation, and is somewhat aggrieved to find out Malcolm Fox has been given 'her' place on the team; as a protegee of Rebus, what else is she going to do but interfere? Particularly when Malcolm is seen to be keeping interesting company… Any reader of Rankin knows that all these threads are connected, and the fun in reading is to see how he makes them all join up. Every bit as enjoyable as I expected!  Lindy Jones

'He's gone...' When his daughter Samantha calls in the dead of night, John Rebus knows it's not good news. Her husband has been missing for two days.

Rebus fears the worst - and knows from his lifetime in the police that his daughter will be the prime suspect.

He wasn't the best father - the job always came first - but now his daughter needs him more than ever. But is he going as a father or a detective?

As he leaves at dawn to drive to the windswept coast - and a small town with big secrets - he wonders whether this might be the first time in his life where the truth is the one thing he doesn't want to find...

The iconic storyteller is at the height of his powers in one of the must-read books of the year: A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES.

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By:   Ian Rankin
Imprint:   Orion
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   420g
ISBN:   9781409176985
ISBN 10:   1409176983
Series:   Rebus
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   01 October 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ian Rankin is the multimillion-copy worldwide bestseller of over thirty novels and creator of John Rebus. His books have been translated into thirty-six languages and have been adapted for radio, the stage and the screen. Rankin is the recipient of four Crime Writers' Association Dagger Awards, including the Diamond Dagger, the UK's most prestigious award for crime fiction. In the United States, he has won the celebrated Edgar Award and been shortlisted for the Anthony Award. In Europe, he has won Denmark's Palle Rosenkrantz Prize, the French Grand Prix du Roman Noir and the German Deutscher Krimipreis. He is the recipient of honorary degrees from universities across the UK, is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Edinburgh and a Fellow of The Royal Society of Literature, and has received an OBE for his services to literature. Website: Twitter: @Beathhigh Facebook: IanRankinBooks

Reviews for A Song for the Dark Times (#23 Rebus)

Ian Rankin is a genius A master storyteller - GUARDIAN Rebus is one of British crime writing's greatest characters: alongside Holmes, Poirot and Morse - DAILY MAIL The king of crime fiction - SUNDAY EXPRESS

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