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1991) A novel by Yvonne Coppard. Ian Rankin bridges the gulf between the straight novel and the mystery with enviable ease. Allan Massie It is 1989 and Edinburgh is booming. Immigrants fresh from London are arriving to experience the city's inimitable "quality of life. September 1992 : UK Paperback.

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uk's Yvonne Coppard Page and shop for all Yvonne Coppard books. In children's fiction, Yvonne Coppard is perhaps best known for the gritty Carnegie nominated Bully, which was adapted for radio by the BBC and for the stage (dir. John Godber). Check out pictures, bibliography, and biography of Yvonne Coppard. She also writes humorous novels, notably the award-winning Not Dressed Like That, You Don’t! which places the diary of a teenage girl and her mother side by side.

Linda Newbery and Yvonne Coppard provide loads of good advice for the budding author, based on how they themselves go about writing . There are numerous books on how to write for children and this is one of the better ones. A lot of information is packed into 250 pages. There are so many tips, not to mention inspirational tales in Writing Children's Fiction.

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The Rebus novels are great reads and this was my second book, because I want to follow the chronology. The first novels (especially the previous one) are written in a rather undeveloped style; evidence of a young novelist. I expect this to get better in later books.
One important reason for my reading these books, is that I've visited Edinburgh a few times, and I really enjoy books set in specific environments.
Paired with the more lighthearted novels by McCall Smith, they paint an interesting picture of Edinburgh's two faces; the gentler bourgeois setting and the rougher world that probably exists below the pretty facade. Even then, I find the Rebus novels quite cozy reading. Rebus himself may be a character that falls into the cliché of many crime stories; stubborn lone wolf with a sad childhood and a broken marriage, who is constantly picked on by his boss and viewed with suspicion by his colleagues. In contrast to similar British detectives, Rebus is a little better at handling rough situations, because of his previous military training, which is satisfying. The story here is again one of corruption, but a little less personal than in the first book. We see lots of abuse and petty crime in various neighborhoods and get to visit backstreet bars as well as fancy clubs. All in all quite entertaining.
My first, and last, Rankin book. An O.K. plot but I can't get interested in a book where the Protagonist is neither interesting, personable, nor clever. Rebus is none of the above. It took work to stay with it. Just naming Edinburgh Streets that the characters drive or walk along doesn't add much. Could have been anywhere.

I certainly don't understand the glowing reviews here or on the book jacket. I guess it's part of the Publishing Game if you are a successful genre writer to give great reviews of fellow genre writers so that they will reciprocate.
I have to say that I wasn't sure what to think of this book, especially since I'm not a big fan of mystery/detective books, but I read Ian's first book in the series and enjoyed it so I thought I'd see if he could keep my interest on the second......and boy did he!!!! It still boggles my mind how Ian writes a 210 page book with so many twist and turns and yet it never feels like he has to rush to finish the story. I guess what I'm saying is that this book flows extremely well for having so much going on and yet it only takes him 210 pages to wrap up the story! Inspector Rebus continues to grow as the main character in this book and he has a great mix of "hard edge attitude", the ability to "turn on the charm", and yet still be human and have "weak" moments as well. It also helps that Ian has added some side characters from the police force to help readers undertsand how John Rebus interacts with his fellow co-workers (on and off the job). If you are new to this series, get the first book (Knots and Crosses) then get this book. However, you will be fine buying this book even if you didn't read the first one. Either way, you won't regret it.....I sure didn't.
The same type of great story and complex characters that you can always expect from Ian Rankin. This is one of his earlier books, and for anyone who has read his later work with Inspector Rebus, it is interesting to see how the character develops. I started on his series with a later novel, and now am enjoying reading the earlier books in the series and I have a better understanding of Rankin's complex characters.
Still coming to grips with Ian Rankin - this is only book 2 for me. Enjoy the plots, like the characters but not comfortable with them coming and going. Doesn't seem to provide a chance to develop and know them well. This will hopefully change as the same characters appear in books 3 and above. To me the enjoyment of a crime series is in following the characters developments & interactions with each other.
Now it is onto Book 3.
This is a very likable police procedural series about an Edinburgh homicide detective who is unwillingly becoming a specialist in serial killers. The plots are interesting and the protagonist is complex and is changing as the series continues.
Detective Sergeant John Rebus (later Inspector Rebus) is pulled from a pressing murder investigation by his boss to become the front man in a new citywide campaign to combat drug trafficking. Since this leaves him with little to do, and since he is consistently an ornery sort, Rebus persists in his investigation even though another officer has been assigned to the case—and resents his interference. In fact, the other officer isn’t convinced that the death of a young heroin addict was a homicide, even though a witness insists it was.

Rebus’ involvement with the witness, a difficult young woman, leads him into an investigation of devil worship in Edinburgh. Meanwhile, his boss has taken him to lunch to meet with the wealthy businessmen who are funding the anti-drug campaign. Unsurprisingly, these two strands of the plot converge in a tension-filled tale of accelerating suspense. Reading Hide and Seek makes it clear why author Ian Rankin was encouraged to continue the series—and why it has gone on so long. Like Knots and Crosses, this is a superior police thriller.

Rankin’s venerable series featuring Inspector John Rebus, now 21 strong, began 30 years ago when Rankin was a struggling 26-year-old writer. In the first book in the series, Knots and Crosses (reviewed here), and in Hide and Seek, the second, we meet Detective Sergeant John Rebus of the Edinburgh Police. Like his older incarnation, Rebus is a disagreeable sort, generally unpopular with his fellow officers. However, as Rankin explains in an introduction to Hide and Seek, “the Rebus we meet is still not the fully formed character of the later books. For one thing, he’s still too well-read, quoting from Walt Whitman . . . [and] from the Romantic poets . . . On his hi-fi at home, there’s jazz, but also The Beatles’ White Album (I’d soon have him preferring the Stones.)” In other words, Rebus’ character evolved all the while Rankin’s writing skill matured.
Hide and Seek ebook
Yvonne Coppard
Literature & Fiction
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Bodley Head; First Edition edition (1991)
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