Even Dogs in the Wild

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Even Dogs in the Wild
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First edition
Author Ian Rankin
CountryScotland
LanguageEnglish
Series Inspector Rebus
Genre Detective fiction
PublisherOrion
Publication date
5 November 2015
Media typePrint
Pages352
ISBN 1409159361
OCLC 60794519
Preceded by Saints of the Shadow Bible  
Followed by Rather Be the Devil  

Even Dogs in the Wild is the twentieth instalment in the bestselling Inspector Rebus series of crime novels, published in 2015. [1] [2] The novel takes its name from the song of the same name by the Scottish band The Associates from their album The Affectionate Punch .

<i>Inspector Rebus</i>

The Inspector Rebus books are a series of detective novels by the Scottish author Ian Rankin. The novels, centred on Detective Inspector John Rebus, are mostly based in and around Edinburgh.

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 2015.

Scotland Country in Europe, part of the United Kingdom

Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Sharing a border with England to the southeast, Scotland is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, by the North Sea to the northeast and by the Irish Sea to the south. In addition to the mainland, situated on the northern third of the island of Great Britain, Scotland has over 790 islands, including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.

Plot summary

A former Scottish senior prosecutor has been found dead. Siobhan Clarke and a retired John Rebus are called on to investigate the prosecutor's death. [2] Meanwhile Malcolm Fox is drafted into a surveillance team monitoring a group of Glaswegian gangsters who look set to move on Edinburgh. [2]

Glasgow City and council area in Scotland

Glasgow is the most populous city in Scotland, and the third most populous city in the United Kingdom, as of the 2017 estimated city population of 621,020. Historically part of Lanarkshire, the city now forms the Glasgow City council area, one of the 32 council areas of Scotland; the local authority is Glasgow City Council. Glasgow is situated on the River Clyde in the country's West Central Lowlands. Inhabitants of the city are referred to as "Glaswegians" or "Weegies". It is the fourth most visited city in the UK. Glasgow is also known for the Glasgow patter, a distinct dialect of the Scots language that is noted for being difficult to understand by those from outside the city.

Edinburgh Capital city in Scotland

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and one of its 32 council areas. Historically part of the county of Midlothian, it is located in Lothian on the Firth of Forth's southern shore.

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<i>Set in Darkness</i> book by Ian Rankin

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References

  1. "Ian Rankin's official website - Books - Even Dogs in the Wild" . Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  2. 1 2 3 "Even Dogs in the Wild by Ian Rankin review – a satisfying return for Rebus". The Guardian. 23 October 2015. Retrieved 6 January 2016.