Post Script: Even Dogs In The Wild – Ian Rankin

Even Dogs in the Wild

Ian Rankin

Hachette Australia


ISBN: 9781409159377



Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is investigating the death of a senior lawyer during a robbery. But the case becomes more complex when a note is discovered, indicating that this may have been no random attack, and when local gangster Big Ger Cafferty receives an identical message, Clarke decides that the recently retired John Rebus may be able to help. He’s the only man Cafferty will open up to, and together the two old adversaries might just stand a chance of saving Cafferty’s skin.



But a notorious family has arrived in Edinburgh, too, tailed by a team of undercover detectives. There’s something they want, and they’ll stop at nothing to get it. DI Malcolm Fox’s job is to provide the undercover squad with local expertise, but he’s soon drawn in too deep as the two cases look like colliding. And meantime, an anonymous killer stalks the night time streets, focussed on revenge. It’s a game of dog eat dog – in the city as in the wild.



Even Dogs in the Wild brings back Ian Rankin’s greatest characters in a story exploring the darkest corners of our instincts and desires.



My View:

Make a date for a great night in – settle yourself somewhere warm and cosy (your favourite reading chair perhaps…) have a glass of whiskey to the ready (to keep in sync with the protagonist’s choice of spirits) and a couple of Dark Side Truffles ( – Rebus has yet to be introduced to this delight but I am sure he would love them. Now, comfortable? Good, grab your copy of Ian Rankin’s outstanding, intriguing, contemporay and realistic, must read in one sitting, Even Dogs In the Wild and enjoy a fantastic night in!

9 thoughts on “Post Script: Even Dogs In The Wild – Ian Rankin

  1. Rankin sure tells a great story, doesn’t he, Carol? And a whisky-and-truffles night in with his latest sounds incredibly appealing. There’s a reason for which Rebus remains incredibly popular even years after his bow…

  2. Ooohhh… I’ve only just read my first Rankin – Saints of the Shadow Bible – and I can see why he’s so popular. So, should I go back and start from book one or read this one first and be up to date with Rebus’ post-retirement adventures? Someone else recommended Black and Blue as a good place to start.
    (The stresses associated with being an avid reader 🙂 )

    • Hmm that is a tricky question – I have rad most of his earlier ones and do think the last couple are his best – but that could just be a memory issue. 🙂 I think you need to see the relationships unfold/grow so starting towards the beginning is probably better. I actually like discovering a “new” author who has already written many in a series – I love reading one after the other ( I did this with Rizzoli and Isles series – which is also a great read) I hope you enjoy which ever way you go about it.

      • Me too! It can be agony waiting for the next book in series. I discovered Jussi Adler-Olsen this year and got to catch up on all 6 Department Q books this year but am now playing the waiting game…

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