In my humble opinion Ian Rankin is the best in the businessIn my humble opinion Ian Rankin is the best in the business Michael #review
Hard to argue that! For the US side. James Lee Burke is my favorite. I’ve never been to New Orleans but after reading 20+ of his Robicheaux novels I feel like I’ve lived there. Same with Rankin and Edinburgh especially the Oxford!!
Same with Donna Leon andre a camilleri about be nice especially as some put a nap in the front of the books
Couldn’t agree more, although I think being familiar with the city helps add to the experience. So glad Rebus is still on the scene despite his advancing years!
@Craig may he long continue
I could not agree more. What do you think of Stuart McBride ?
@Denise he’s ok
i love MacBride but sometimes the amount of humour and joke almost seems to come before the crime writing
@Alex I agree, but I love the banter between Logan and Roberta.
@Denise don’t get me wrong I do also , I think Roberta Steel is a great character , I’m only on book 5 of the series and it was literally non stop banter page after page of it lol
@Denise I’m looking forward to the storyline in regards to Logan and her wanting a baby , trying not to say to much if anyone hasn’t read them yet
Agree totally . Just reading his latest book
Ian Rankin is definitely my favourite. I feel like I know Edinburgh despite never having been there
It’s not a patch on Glasgow, but it’s quite nice ?
Definitely a good read. I also love Peter James.
I love the late Michael Dibdin
I totally agree with the comments about James Lee Burke and Michael Dibdin, both are firm favourites. There are so many exceptional writers out there, all so different, but a few on a higher peak than others.
The Rebus novels always feel like an old friend, even the first time round. I have to admit that on my first visit to Edinburgh I geekily walked down Arden Street and went for a beer in The Ox. Been back to Edinburgh many times but not bumped into Ian yet.
I agree, Ian Rankin is excellent. Others that I also enjoy: P D James, Peter Robinson and Donna Leon.
@Leon great choices, I agree
Good luck. You can also bring one of his to the top of your list 😉
@Kay do you think I might be adding to my reading list by starting his books? ?
Yes of course 🙂 I don’t know how long your TBR list is at present but all you need to do is add, and read, the first ‘Rebus’ book ‘Knots & Crosses’ then decide whether you want to add the rest then or later.
@Kay thank you, I was going to pop over to fantastic fiction later to work out where to start. You’ve saved me a job x
@Sandie “whispers” you are not alone ?
@Susan that makes me feel so much better!
I love Chris Carter. Xxx
@Sandie, psst, me neither ??
And I thought it was just me! ?
@Sandie me neither ?
You have a treat in store ?
As promised earlier…Listen to 003–Acclaimed Bestseller Ian Rankin stops in to WOTB by Authors on the Air Global Radio Network #np on #SoundCloud