Mortal Causes – Ian Rankin

[amazon cover 0752877208]It seems I'm a bit late to the party on this one. Ian Rankin has churned out a boatload of Inspector Rebus stories and I've missed all of them. Well, not all of them now as I've read this one, and pretty good it was too.

Set in Edinburgh, it makes a nice change from all the American whodunnits and portrayal of the lead character is perfectly balanced between current action and character 'depth'. Which I guess is a flouncy way of saying that despite this being my first Rebus novel, I feel like I already know the character. And it's not just limited to the lead character. Everyone in the story is packed with just the right amount of detail, backstory and personality quirks to really draw you in.

Time for the next one…