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The Naming Of The Dead (A Rebus Novel) (urspr publ 2006; utgåvan 2007)

av Ian Rankin (Författare)

Serier: Inspector Rebus (16)

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I juli 2005 är G8:s ledare samlade i Skottland. Dagliga demonstrationståg och kravaller sätter polisen under hård press. När man hittar kopplingar mellan en känd politikers självmord och en seriemördare på fri fot vill myndigheterna mörklägga utredningen, men då är John Rebus redan inkopplad på fallet.… (mer)
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Titel:The Naming Of The Dead (A Rebus Novel)
Författare:Ian Rankin (Författare)
Info:Orion (2007), Edition: Later printing, 515 pages
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The G8 has come to Gleneagles, Scotland, and protests and concerts and marches are being held across the country, including of course Edinburgh. Some of the behind-the-scenes negotiations are taking place in Scotland’s capital, and one such gathering at Edinburgh Castle ends with an MP falling to his death from the castle walls. Rebus finds the death curious and wants to investigate, but is deterred from doing so. And then there’s the serial killer who’s going around killing criminals, but again, Rebus and Clarke are deterred from investigating because of the increased scrutiny around the G8. That said… since when has Rebus followed an order to stop investigating?

This was a re-read for me; I read it in 2007, the year after it was published, but had forgotten most of it. This book contains the famous “Rebus makes George W. Bush fall off his bike” scene that Rankin has mentioned a couple of times during interviews at writers’ festivals. As always, it’s a well-constructed book, but I did find it harder to get through than I ordinarily would experience with a Rebus novel for a couple of reasons. On a personal level, this was a mass market paperback and wasn’t typeset in the usual “Rebus font” that the hardcover editions use, so it just felt wrong to read. On a level that’s more understandable to people who aren’t me, I found this harder to deal with from a 2020s perspective — a big thread in this is the dynamics between police and demonstrators. Because of the way this book and series is set up, we obviously get more of the police side of things, and that was not a comfortable place to be. So I’m not sure how well it’s aged from that standpoint. (The tech is outdated too, but that felt less jarring.) ( )
  rabbitprincess | Jul 4, 2021 |
The Naming Of The Dead (2007) by Ian Rankin. It looks like a very easy case. It is just a suicide. But it occurs at Edinburgh Castle, Scotland. And it happens during an international conference of several world leaders. And the dead man is a delegate at the meetings.
It appears that every cop in Scotland is somehow involved in security for the meetings except for Inspector John Rebus. And so it falls to him of look into, not very deeply mind you, this open and shut case.
A second case comes the way of Rebus, the murder of a nasty piece of work. The dead man here is a rapist that has been recently paroled from prison. Then more deaths ensue leaving Rebus wondering what is behind it all. He discovers history is to blame. That, and the hatred that lies sleeping within the souls of all the people he encounters.
Having to walk a fine line between being correct on the political side of things, digging into the lives of not only the “suicide” and the rapist but also demonstrators from a time far gone, you might wonder if Inspector Rebus is up to the challenge.
Despite the odds set against him, our hero manages to take on this most sensitive of cases and, by not only stepping on some toes but smashing them flat, unravels the tangled web. ( )
  TomDonaghey | Nov 28, 2020 |
Mystery as political/social commentary? One of Rankin’s earlier mysteries piqued my interest in immigration detention centers. This one, written in 2006, covers the G-8 conference in Scotland while advancing by inches the central relationships. There’s talk of the cash just floating out there in Iraq for “reconstruction” and much of it disappearing. Come to think of it – wasn’t that actually a news story in 2008? I only wish our hero wasn’t an alcoholic. The pints and neat whiskeys make me thirsty. There are some funny repartees, though, and thoughtful analysis of human behavior – this one, for example, on p.385 “…his conscience hammered into submission by circumstance.”
p.s.
Did you notice the scrawny fox in this one? Coincidence? or a reference to Edinburgh's OTHER famous mystery writer? ( )
  MaryHeleneMele | May 6, 2019 |
All the G8 details, while giving a clear--and unappealing!--picture of what it's like being around one of those massively money wasting conferences, bogged down the plot line for me, so I didn't enjoy this one nearly as much as the previous couple in the series. ( )
  Siubhan | Feb 28, 2018 |
Uf complicadisima, en medio de una reunión del g8 rebus y shioban investigan un asesino serial, los padre hippies de esta última van a la marcha anti capitalista, y en el medio Big caferty, todo mezclado. política pobreza, venta de armas, política internacional y local, pobreza e intrigas ( )
  gneoflavio | Dec 4, 2017 |
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A book with many plot elements can risk becoming amorphous and overcomplicated. But Rankin does not get lost that way. In his backhanded, reluctant way Rebus winds up uniting all the book's loose ends, and seeing how he accomplishes this is a pleasure. Besides, "The Naming of the Dead" isn't really about its detective plot. It's about Rebus's taking stock, not only of his own past but also of the world around him.
tillagd av geocroc | ändraNew York Times, Janet Maslin (Apr 3, 2007)
 
That's a lot of plot (nor is it all of it), but the strength of the novel lies in the way that Rankin weds it to his exploration of character: we get more insight into Clarke as she struggles with her relationship with her academic parents. Throughout, Rebus is brooding on his age and increasing isolation, thinking about the unexpected death of his brother and the way he has messed up with the rest of his family.
tillagd av geocroc | ändraThe Observer, Peter Guttridge (Nov 12, 2006)
 
It's page-turning, complicated crime, with some fine vignettes containing the only convincing pathos in the book. It feels as if written on the hoof by someone running round with a microphone, collecting soundbites of humour, fury and moral angst - like Dickens on speed, highly enjoyable, but ultimately breathless.
 
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I juli 2005 är G8:s ledare samlade i Skottland. Dagliga demonstrationståg och kravaller sätter polisen under hård press. När man hittar kopplingar mellan en känd politikers självmord och en seriemördare på fri fot vill myndigheterna mörklägga utredningen, men då är John Rebus redan inkopplad på fallet.

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