PRAISE FOR THE BEAT GOES ON:
"Rankin's canny cop is as gray and dour as his Edinburgh beat, but he's in fine form in these clever, occasionally touching, and often wryly funny vignettes."—Kirkus Reviews
"All of the stories are tightly wrought and entertaining. He moves ahead at great speed to deliver work that is potently inspiring, bringing readers a gem in each one...Rankin fans should add this tome to their other books in the series immediately."
—Barbara Lipkien Gershenbaum
"It's a very welcome return for Rebus that should tide fans over--until his next full novel comes out."
, Cleveland Plain Dealer
"...one of the great literary crime solvers of our time...Rebus is a Van Morrison kind of detective...Put THE BEAT GOES ON in your guest room for the pleasure of a traveler, weary or insomniac, who needs a stout companion for an evening's adventure."
, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"...sharply crafted...the book has a pleasing, offbeat rhythm of its own."
, Chicago Tribune
"sharply observed, economically written stories...for Rankin fans used to a regular diet of Rebus, this collection makes up for the year off the author took after the 2013 novel Saints of the Shadow Bible. For the uninitiated with short attention spans interested in sampling one of the finest crime fiction practitioners going, it's an excellent place to start."—Dan DeLuca, Philadelphia Inquirer