Re: RARA-AVIS: Barry Maitland

From: Nicole Leclerc (
Date: 23 Apr 2002

I don't think I'd liken them to either except for the fact that we are dealing with British police. Rankin's Rebus and Robinson's Banks are the lead characters who are loners - especially Rebus - within the teams but in Maitland we have more a feeling of teamwork - except for one which wanders away from London and has a more amateurish feel to it - and the main man or woman will vary with the books. We get to know Rebus and Banks intimately which is not the case with Kathy and Kolla who are revealed very slowly from one book to the other but both remain mysteries for the most part, especially in their private lives. Rebus and the Glasgow setting are definitely more noir than Maitland.


> How do they compare to Ian Rankin's books or Peter Robinson's? (they
> me as being somewhat similar, but am I correct?)
> Thanks,
> Craig Larson
> Trinidad, CO

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