I carried on with the theme of crime fiction in February with the latest Rebus A Heart Full Of Headstones by Ian Rankin – one of my favourite authors (see my blogs on Westwind, Ian Rankin, Christmas Reading, and Christmas Reading 2018 and A Song for the Dark Times).
This one is set post-lockdown and Rebus is still not managing to conceptually understand retirement, keen to muscle in on the cases of his friend and former colleague Siobhan, and still visiting his nemesis, former gangster Big Ger Cafferty. This time though, it looks like Rebus’ past is coming back to haunt him, as the dodgy goings on at Tynecastle police station are about to come under the spotlight, when a copper accused of domestic abuse attempts to trade by telling all.
As Siobhan untangles present arsonists with intent, and abusive partners, Rebus is trying to track down a missing person and to cover his past tracks, and all the while we are wondering what it is that lands Rebus himself in the dock in the intriguing prologue. Is this the last Rebus?