Thursday, November 21, 2013

Book Beginnings: The Complaints by Ian Rankin

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There was a smattering of applause as Malcolm Fox entered the room.

-- The Complaints by Ian Rankin.

I have been reading his John Rebus series.  The Complaints is the first book in a different series featuring another Edinburgh police detective, Malcom Fox.  Good stuff. 


  1. Hi Gilion,

    Well! That very brief sentence certainly didn't give anything away and on the basis of that alone, I may consider not carrying on.

    However, if I saw the name of Ian Rankin on the cover, there is no way I would cast the book aside, as I just know what a treat I would be in for!

    Ian's books can always be guaranteed to offer an explosive read, with no holds barred action and an intriguing storyline on which to base his hard hitting narrative.

    Excellent choice and I hope that you enjoy the book.


  2. he got an applause? I wonder why.

  3. You know, someday I really should read Ian Rankin.

  4. Nice beginning. It's been a while since I read some Ian Rankin. I have quite a few of his books unread on my shelves.

  5. thanks for sharing. I joined for the 1st time this week, plan to do this regularly

  6. I love Ian Rankin's novels!

    Here is my post

  7. I haven't read one of his books for a while.

    ENJOY the series.

    Have a great weekend.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  8. I love detective series and always like to find a new one.

  9. I guess I'll add a clap or two to the round of applause for Rankin's novel.

  10. Mr. Rankin is a new author to me. I love a good mystery so I will have to try his books. Thanks for hosting every week!


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