2004 British printing , of the series with John Rebus as protagonist. I enjoyed the book.
I enjoyed this Rebus book although I don't think it's the best I've read in the series so far. It was quite complex, with several investigations going on at once, so that keeping track of all the plot threads was often a challenge. The resolution didn't occur until the last few pages, and felt rushed and more convenient than plausible. I'll still keep coming back to Rankin, though, because Rebus, in his uniquely Scots, dark-humored, poignant sort of way, is always worth reading about.
Fleshmarket close and Fleshmarket alley are the same bool. Close and Alley mean the same thing (depending on the country you are in).
Could not get into this book. After 100 pages, I gave up.I found it dry & tedious.
Fleshmarket Alley is the same book as Fleshmarket Close. Close and alley mean the came thing depending on what country you are in.
Since getting an Ian Rankin novel at Gatwick airport in London six years ago, I've been a fan. He never fails to entertain!
What can i say, Rebus novels are great. I emphasize with John Rebus in so many of the situations and in his reaction to his life. These books are too good to keep to yourself.
"On a notorious street where propriety and decadence clash, in the basement of a newly renovated bar, the bones of a woman and child are discovered beneath a concrete floor. It's an unusually gruesome find, even for Fleshmarket Alley. When Inspectore John Rebus is called to investigate, every fact he uncovers yields new questions-are the victims mother and child? are the remains real or fake?- until Rebus finds himself near the center of an intricate wed of murderers. Writing with the unstoppable narrative force that has made him one of the world's most popular novelists, Edgar Award winner Ian Rankin delivers his most explosive and surprising mystery yet."