Essay Topic 1
Why do the London Metropolitan police send for Rebus? Why does Rebus believe the Metropolitan police are expecting too much from him?
Essay Topic 2
How does Rankin show the divide between Scotland and England? How does this divide affect the relationship between Rebus and the other characters?
Essay Topic 3
Choose one of the following characters and identify his/her role in solving the case:
1. Lisa Frazer.
2. George Flight.
3. Cath Faraday.
4. Philip Cousins.
Essay Topic 4
What are the differences and similarities between Rebus and Flight? How do Rebus and Flight resolve their differences to work together and solve the case?
Essay Topic 5
What are Wolfman's motivations for killing? In what way are these different to the motivations we usually expect from a serial killer?
Essay Topic 6
Describe the Kenny Watkiss subplot. How does Rankin connect the subplot with the main plot? How does Rankin prevent the subplot...
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