for writers and readers….

R is for REBUS

RA rebus is a visual pun – see below


Rebus. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Rebus is also one of the most interesting and dysfuctional detectives in criminal fiction – created by Ian Rankin. I have most of the books including a signed copy of the most recent – Standing in Another Man’s Grave. I have also been on the Edinburgh walking tour and I once had a drink at The Oxford Arms.


IAN RANKIN (Photo credit: Edinburgh International Film Festival)

Bit of a fan, you see.

6 comments on “R is for REBUS

  1. Vikki Thompson
    April 20, 2013

    Coincidence 😉


  2. bridget whelan
    April 20, 2013

    No — good taste!

  3. Crystal Collier
    April 21, 2013

    Never read about him, but that might be because I don’t typically do crime books. Still, you’ve got my curiosity. I might have to check it out. 😉

    • bridget whelan
      April 21, 2013

      Apparently crime fiction is always popular in times of economic crisis – I guess the inevitable restoration of order with the baddy getting his/her just deserts is comforting but Rebus is too believable and flawed to be that comfortable

  4. mooderino
    April 21, 2013

    I wonder if there are any well adjusted fictional detectives. The Hardy Boys?



    • bridget whelan
      April 21, 2013

      Good point! (Any also happily married, on good terms with their line manger and a real team player)

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