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Ian Rankin’s “A Question of Blood”

questionofbloodJust Desserts Logo 225For our second “contemporary author” discussion of 2009, we discussed Ian Rankin’s A Question of Blood, one of the later volumes in his critically acclaimed “Inspector Rebus” series, set in Ireland. [Note: The title of the book really is A Question of Blood, despite the title “The Question of Blood” on the cover reproduced here!]

This book was discussed at the Just Desserts meeting on March 26, 2009. We encourage you to share your own thoughts and opinions about this book in a reply comment to this blog post, below.

One thought on “Ian Rankin’s “A Question of Blood”

  1. Scott Clark

    On March 27 2009, one of the group members left the following comment on the original location of this Just Desserts blog entry:
    9-Patch said:
    “A Question of Blood” is the first book I’ve read by Rankin. I didn’t like the main character as a person but enjoyed the mystery (on the other hand, I really enjoy the Robert B. Parker dvd series Tom Selleck is producing and that main character is similar to Rebus in many ways).

    In a murdery mystery one must always be suspicious when there is a survivor so I wasn’t too surprised at whodunnit…

    I found the book to be depressing. One really couldn’t rise above one’s “station” regardless of talent or inclination. The students pretty well knew where they’d end up after graduation.

    And I was frequently lost with all the slang and brand names.

    But overall the mystery itself was satisfying.”

    June 30, 2015 at 10:30 am

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