The Complaints

Although he retired Inspector Rebus, one of the most captivating figures in crime fiction, in 2007's Exit Music, Ian Rankin has been unable to keep himself off the mean streets of Edinburgh. Here, in his second novel featuring Malcolm Fox, a cop who investigates other cops, he holds readers riveted with his usual combination of mystery and moral query

April 23: " 'A job,' the woman repeated again, smiling, as if I hadn't heard her. 'Would you like one?' "

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysely Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.