Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Review of Ian Rankin's THE COMPLAINTS in today's Nelson Mail newspaper

As many of you will know, one of the publications I review crime fiction for on an ad-hoc basis is the Nelson Mail, the newspaper for the region in which I grew up (the Nelson region at the Top of the South Island of New Zealand).

I didn't have any crime fiction reviews in today's Nelson Mail (they publish book reviews each Wednesday), but one of my fellow reviewers, former Features Editor David Manning, has reviewed Ian Rankin's new non-Rebus novel, THE COMPLAINTS.

You can read Dave's review HERE.

Have you read THE COMPLAINTS? What do you think of it? Of Rankin's new protagonist Malcolm Fox? Would you want to see more Fox books?


  1. Thanks for sharing this review, Craig. I have to say that I haven't read The Complaints, but it sounds as though Fox is a very interesting and complex character, like Rebus is/was. I'll be interested to hear what others think. I like Rankin's Rebus novels, so I bet I'll like Fox, too.

  2. Great review without giving too much away. Dying to read this compelling story. Excellent blog by the way.