cover image Even Dogs in the Wild

Even Dogs in the Wild

Ian Rankin, read by James MacPherson. Hachette Audio, unabridged, 10 CDs, 11 hrs., $35 ISBN 978-1-4789-0513-4

In Rankin’s new novel, Detective Siobhan Clarke seeks the assistance of her former partner, retired copper John Rebus, in investigating the murder of a senior government prosecutor found beaten to death. The codgers form an uneasy alliance and eventually confront a father and son gangster duo from Glasgow who are the likely suspects. Meanwhile, Detective Malcolm Fox has left the soul-wrenching job of investigating other cops for a new assignment, surveying the Glasgow gang. It’s a tangled, gritty tale, and reader MacPherson adds much to the Edinburgh atmosphere with a Scottish burr that’s thicker than haggis. A Little, Brown hardcover. (Jan.)