"Excellently crafted short stories."
"An enjoyable collection, frequently displaying the playfulness that is characteristic of the author"
'These murky tales exploring the deep recesses of the criminal psyche are well worth a read.'
"A dangerous book to have on your bedside table - you just want to keep reading on and on into the wee small hours of the night - and a dangerous book to lend: make sure you get it back."
"Rebus is genuinely fun to read no matter how dark his cases become... a deeply satisfying read and evokes the spirit of Edinburgh and Scotland in all its glory."
An essential volume for Rebus fans.
"They are neat, pleasing, inventive... well made, a pleasure to read, one after the other, the work of a practiced and professional craftsman."
In this bumper volume he [Rankin] has collected all his Rebus short stories and the results are an undisputed delight... We witness Rebus in his early days as well as the later burdened-by-life incarnation and these vignettes with both new adventures and insights into existing cases with a new perspective, broaden our appreciation of the iconic Edinburgh cop.