05 October 2010

Doors Open; Ian Rankin

Doors OpenDoors Open by Ian Rankin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rankin has moved on from his Rebus series, but he hasn't missed a beat: Open Doors is as good as anything he's written before.

There are gangsters, effete art world people, innocent bystanders and - of course - a plodding cop looking to put disparate threads of a crime together. Professor Giddings has created what he thinks is the perfect crime: replace stolen artworks with quality forgeries. Not just any artworks, but several stored in a warehouse because there's no room on the museum walls. He ropes in Mike (a bored multimillionaire) and Allan (a banker), and the crew grows to include a local gangster and an art student. Of course, something goes wrong and, well, you'll have to read the book.

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