Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Rather Be the Devil by Ian Rankin, New in Bookstores during January 2017

Today's featured new hardcover mystery, suspense, or thriller title scheduled to be published during January 2017 is …

Rather Be the Devil by Ian Rankin

Rather Be the Devil by Ian Rankin, a John Rebus Mystery (21st in series)

Publisher: Little, Brown

Rather Be the Devil by Ian Rankin, Amazon Kindle format

As he settles into an uneasy retirement, Rebus has given up his favorite vices. There's just one habit he can't shake: he can't let go of an unsolved case. It's the only pastime he has left and up until now, it's the only one that wasn't threatening to kill him. But when Rebus starts reexamining the facts behind the long-ago murder of a glamorous woman at a luxurious hotel — on the same night a famous rock star and his entourage where also staying there — the past comes roaring back to life with a vengeance.

And as soon as Rebus starts asking questions about the long forgotten crime, a fresh body materializes. His inquiries reunite him with his old pals-Siobhan Clarke and Malcolm Fox-as they attempt to uncover the financial chicanery behind the savage beating of an upstart gangster, a crime that suggests the notorious old school crime boss Big Ger Cafferty has taken to retirement as poorly as Rebus himself.

As he connects the mysteries of the past to the those of the present, Rebus learns — the hard way — that he's not the only one with an insatiable curiosity about what happened in that hotel room forty years ago, and that someone will stop at nothing to ensure that the crime remains ancient history.

Rather Be the Devil by Ian Rankin

For a list of more new hardcover titles to be published this month, visit our New Mysteries page for January 2017. For new paperback titles, visit The Mystery Bookshelf where a selection of January 2017 mysteries, novels of suspense, and thrillers are shelved.


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