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Good Hanging

Ian Rankin. Minotaur Books, $23.95 (320pp) ISBN 978-0-312-28027-7

For his 13th Det. Insp. John Rebus volume, Ian Rankin (The Falls) has traded the full-length police procedural for a collection of 12 gripping stories. The king of tartan noir puts his popular Scottish ""heart attack material"" supersleuth to work investigating arson, a ghostly vision, a converted ex-con and the ""perfect murder"" in A Good Hanging's fast-paced mini-mysteries.