Exit Music (2008) Just days before he turns 60 — which, in Edinburgh, means mandatory retirement from the department — Detective Inspector John Rebus gets one last case,… 2008-09-17 Fiction Mystery and Thriller Little Brown & Company
Book Review

Exit Music (2008)

REBUS' EXIT After 17 books, the detective is hanging up his badge
REBUS' EXIT After 17 books, the detective is hanging up his badge
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Sep 17, 2008; Writer: Ian Rankin; Genres: Fiction, Mystery and Thriller; Publisher: Little Brown & Company

Just days before he turns 60 — which, in Edinburgh, means mandatory retirement from the department — Detective Inspector John Rebus gets one last case, the murder of a dissident Russian poet, in Ian Rankin's Exit Music. But neither age nor impending leisure has mellowed Rebus, who's as prickly as ever as he chases down clues with various bankers, politicians, mobsters, and academics. After 17 books, I've grown awfully fond of the old grouch; like the rest of his fans, I'm going to miss him terribly. A

Originally posted Sep 17, 2008 Published in issue #1013 Sep 26, 2008 Order article reprints