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Reviews

This elegantly crafted and witty thriller proves this old devil still has all the best tunes.
SUNDAY MIRROR
Rather Be the Devil showcases Rankin and Rebus at their unstoppable best.
CHALLENGER
Superbly told, impossible to put down, and laced with Rankin's unmistakeable laconic wit it precisely underlines the treasure that Rebus has become.
DAILY MAIL
Clever and compelling.
INDEPENDENT i
Rather Be The Devil is an intricate, evocative Edinburgh mystery that builds to a bloody finale. Retirement may not suit Rebus but it's resulted in yet another brilliant book in Rankin's revived crime series.
CRIME SCENE
This may be Rebus's 21st outing, but this is a cleverly crafted tale and Ian Rankin's storytelling is as fresh as ever.
IRISH NEWS
The 21st Rebus novel boasts effortless plotting and a cracking narrative that keeps the reader gripped throughout.
DAILY EXPRESS
Essential crime-reading.
SAGA
This is an interesting and enjoyable novel.
LITERARY REVIEW
Rankin is expert at what theorists of realism call the authenticating detail.
SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY
Though it moves at pace, what makes this tale so satisfying is that its protagonists have had time to develop. Rebus's input serves to highlight the benefits of age, experience and keeping a sense of community.
GUARDIAN