September 1, 2007

ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST:

Last Rebus knocks 'em dead: EXIT MUSIC by Ian Rankin (RICHARD BATH, Scotland on Sunday)

FROM the moment Exit Music opens with a particularly bloody murder within spitting distance of Edinburgh Castle, in which the victim's face looks as if it has been attacked "with a cheese grater", Rankin's latest tale careers along at breakneck pace, the narrative driven by acres of the sort of slick dialogue which has been his trademark for the past decade. By the time Rankin wraps up his 17th and final Rebus novel with an intriguingly ambiguous denouement that does justice not just to this novel but to the whole series, the reader's nerves are jangling and frayed.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 1, 2007 8:48 PM
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