The Beat Goes on

The Beat Goes on

The Complete Rebus Stories

Large Print - 2016
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"Brilliant, irascible and frequently frustrating to both his friends and his long-suffering bosses, John Rebus has made the dark places of Edinburgh his home for over two decades. THE BEAT GOES ON collects all of Ian Rankin's Rebus short stories for the first time."
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.
ISBN: 9781410485861
1410485862
Branch Call Number: Large Print Mystery / Rankin, Ian
Characteristics: 877 p. ; 23 cm.

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LibraryChatters Nov 20, 2015

I love John Rebus, but am greatly disappointed in Mr. Rankin. These short stories have absolutely no bite. Read a few, but could not force myself to continue. I hope Even Dogs in the Wild returns with Rankin's usual magnificent writing.

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jazpur
Dec 28, 2014

I have to agree with the synopsis.This is an outstanding collection ; as a rule I don't enjoy short stories but these are the exception. Ian Rankin is a remarkable writer of Scottish crime fiction. To finally have all these Rebus stories within one cover is a privilege for his many readers.

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BillyBoy46
Nov 25, 2014

There are only a few new short stories in this book. I agree with other commenters - short stories don't really work for Rebus - the conclusions are too simple and sudden.

Will there be another Rebus novel or is he too old now?

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gloryb
Nov 17, 2014

Rankin fans will want to read this collection of short stories featuring Rebus. I myself prefer the Rebus novels to this short story collection. The longer short stories interested me, but I found the solution in the shorter ones came too abruptly. Several plots of the short stories seemed familiar as well and then in the back I discovered why. Here Rankin credits his novels from which they came from.

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MissBiz
Nov 05, 2014

If you like Rebus, you'll enjoy these short stories! Easier to follow the plot than in the novels but the same fascinating twists. Julie

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