The Impossible Dead

A book review of The Impossible Dead by Ian Rankin.

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Once again Ian Rankin delivers a must read in this story, “The Impossible Dead” . I could not wait to see whether or not Inspector Malcolm Fox would be successful in solving his latest case and just how many people would turn up dead or missing before the end of it.

This story starts out with Inspector Fox looking into allegations of a bad detective on the force by the name of Paul Carter. The complaint against Detective Carter has been laid by none other then his own uncle, whose name is also added to the list of the dead. As the investigation gains momentum it becomes apparent, at least to Inspector Fox, that he is also uncovering a brutal murder which has lain hidden for too many years.

The long dead case is one that happened in 1985 which was a time of great political unrest, terrorism, letter bombs, and poison spores. It is up to Malcolm Fox to uncover what lays hidden and bring the truth to light, no matter how dangerous it may be to Inspector Fox and his colleagues.

A definite must read for anyone who loves a great who-done-it. In his book, “The Impossible Dead” , Ian Rankin not only has us searching for the criminals, he also has us wondering what it is that they have actually done and just how many bodies will turn up before the final outcome of this case. A page-turning novel by a brilliant crime writer.

Well done Ian Rankin!

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  1. Posted June 21, 2012 at 9:03 am

    A great review and thank you for sharing.

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