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Rather Be the Devil
Rather Be the Devil | Ian Rankin
21 posts | 14 read | 6 to read
Detective Inspector John Rebus investigates a cold case that has turned red hot once again. John Rebus, as incapable of settling into his retirement as he is of playing by the rules, investigates a cold case from the 1970s involving a gorgeous and wealthy female socialite who was found dead in a bedroom at one of Edinburgh's most luxurious hotels. No one was ever found guilty, but the scandalous circumstances of the murder have kept the town talking for over forty years. Now, Rebus has his own reasons to investigate, but his inquiries quickly make him some very dangerous and powerful enemies who will stop at nothing to ensure that the case remains unsolved and the gossip falls on deaf ears.
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Susanita
Rather Be the Devil | Ian Rankin
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Edinburgh has a #castleonthehill that I only saw from afar and didn‘t go inside. I guess I‘ll just have to go back then! Meanwhile, now that I know the lay of the land, I might read some more Rankin. #wanderingjune

BarbaraBB Gorgeous castle! 5mo
SaturnDoo Wow!!! Amazing pic. 💖 5mo
batsy Whoa 😍 5mo
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Mandoul
Rather Be the Devil | Ian Rankin
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Costa on Leith Walk, Edinburgh. Finally reading my first Rebus story, somewhere near the end of the series......I seem to do things about 10 - 15 years behind the curve!

JanuarieTimewalker13 Me too. Only typically 30 years. Lol 6mo
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Bookish.SAM
Rather Be the Devil | Ian Rankin
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🤗🤗🤗 My first #bookoutlethaul!!! ❤️ 📚
So exciting, especially since I totally forgot what I ordered! There are are few in there that will be Christmas 🎁... but mostly a #treatyoself purchase.

Trashcanman ❤️ The pale King 11mo
Bookish.SAM Good to hear @Trashcanman 😊 I‘ve only read one other by DFW but got a little trigger happy on the book outlet site 🤷🏻‍♀️ 11mo
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zsuzsanna_reads
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This book has the atmosphere of a really successful high school reunion: Rebus, Siobhan, Malcolm Fox and Big Ger are all back to solve anther crime or two. It does not have the brooding urgency of earlier novels in the series, but it is well plotted and I found myself truly interested in the solutions to the mysteries.

Not for newcomers to the series (too much backstory) but definitely recommended for fans of Rebus. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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howjessreads
Rather Be the Devil | Ian Rankin
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Day 9 of #31bookpics - my #spinepoetry always gets morbid. 😂 //
What angels fear/
all the crooked saints lament/
white nights dreaming of the bones/
an incomplete revenge/
whispers underground/
a darker shade of magic/
rather be the devil.

AlaMich Well done!!! 👏👏 13mo
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EadieB
Rather Be the Devil | Ian Rankin
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Here‘s a tweet today from Ian Rankin. I‘m definitely going to get this one! Love this series!

#ratherbethedevil #ianrankin

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ValPenny
Rather Be the Devil | Ian Rankin
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Pickpick

This was the best book by Ian Rankin that I have read for a long time. I love the fact that the baddie recurs as well as the cops. A really good read!

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Tonton
Rather Be the Devil | Ian Rankin
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Finally back to reading after a horrendously busy month! Starting with my favorite curmudgeon John Rebus tonight😎

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amrsprout
Rather Be the Devil | Ian Rankin
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Pickpick

Another great Rebus mystery.

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midhun.j.zacharia
Rather Be the Devil | Ian Rankin
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Fantastic stuff and a beautiful recreation of Edinburgh. Absolutely could not put this one down!

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midhun.j.zacharia
Rather Be the Devil | Ian Rankin
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"It had been a long time coming. A long time coming. 'But here I am again,' he said. 'And here I stay.'"

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Jeg
Rather Be the Devil | Ian Rankin
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Mehso-so

Love his books. This was an okay read for me.

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StellaDz
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Now this is a prime example as to why Rankin and Rebus are my favourite. A cold case; a beating of a gangster; a disappearance of a banker and a few missing millions? How does it all tie together?? Rebus will figure it out, even if he has to step on a few toes to get answers.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

charl08 Can't wait to get this (but will have to!) 3y
StellaDz @charl08 it was so good! I was slightly disappointed with the last one, but this one is back up to the level I'm used to! 3y
charl08 @StellaDz good to hear. Thanks! 3y
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StellaDz
Rather Be the Devil | Ian Rankin
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I thought Rebus by himself was awesome. But Rebus, a retired/can be considered slightly dirty cop, and Malcolm Fox, a previous Internal Affairs investigator?? Solid. Gold. #bromanceblooming #currentlyreading #ianrankin #faveseries

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StellaDz
Rather Be the Devil | Ian Rankin
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When two favourite men in your life are hankering for a date but you don't know which to choose first?? #bookishproblems Who should get first dibs? My long-term, Rankin? Or the new beau, May?

Could I make this sound any weirder?? LOL 📚🤓 #bookboyfriends

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howjessreads
Rather Be the Devil | Ian Rankin
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Lol. This scene where Malcom Fox catches Rebus impersonating Fox is awesome.

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howjessreads
Rather Be the Devil | Ian Rankin
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I love Rebus. And I love breakfast book dates.

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hlgreenfield
Rather Be the Devil | Ian Rankin
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Yay I am so excited!! Two years ago I discovered this detective series and I've been hooked ever since. actually excited that the new one arrived - might be what I read to cheer myself up.

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