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    • In a House of Lies

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Everyone has something to hide. A missing private investigator is found, locked in a car hidden deep in the woods. Worse still - both for his family and the police - the body was in an area that had already been searched, 10 years ago. Everyone has secrets. Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is part of a new inquiry, combing through the mistakes of the original case. There were always suspicions over how the investigation was handled and now - after a decade without answers - it's time for the truth. 

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Knots and Crosses

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James Macpherson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 839
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 736
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 726

    'And in Edinburgh of all places. I mean, you never think of that sort of thing happening in Edinburgh, do you...?' 'That sort of thing' is the brutal abduction and murder of two young girls. And now a third is missing, presumably gone to the same sad end. Detective Sergeant John Rebus, smoking and drinking too much, his own young daughter spirited away south by his disenchanted wife, is one of many policemen hunting the killer.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An uncertain beginning

    • By Simon on 02-09-15

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Rather Be the Devil

    • Inspector Rebus 21
    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James Macpherson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 808
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 723
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 729

    Some cases never leave you. For John Rebus, 40 years may have passed, but the death of beautiful, promiscuous Maria Turquand still preys on his mind. She was murdered in her hotel room on the night a famous rock star and his entourage were staying there, and Maria's killer has never been found. Meanwhile, the dark heart of Edinburgh remains up for grabs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No Half Measures Here!

    • By Simon on 04-11-16

    Regular price: £24.99

    • The Beat Goes On

    • The Complete Rebus Short Stories
    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James Macpherson, Ian Rankin
    • Length: 20 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 389
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 348
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 346

    Over the years, Ian Rankin has amassed an incredible portfolio of short stories. Published in crime magazines, composed for events, broadcast on radio, they all share the best qualities of his phenomenally popular Rebus novels. Brought together for the first time, and including brand-new material, this is the ultimate Rebus short-story collection and a must-have book for crime lovers and for Ian's millions of fans alike. No Rankin aficionado can go without it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A satisfying collection...

    • By FictionFan on 13-11-14

    Regular price: £20.99

    • Hide And Seek

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James Macpherson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 362
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 308
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 309

    A junkie lies dead in an Edinburgh squat, spreadeagled, cross-like on the floor, between two burned-down candles, a five-pointed star daubed on the wall above. Just another dead addict - until John Rebus begins to chip away at the indifference, treachery, deceit and sleaze that lurks behind the facade of the Edinburgh familiar to tourists.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspector Rebus at his best

    • By Steve Kilpin on 24-07-15

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Falls

    • An Inspector Rebus Novel, Book 12
    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James Macpherson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 223
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224

    A student has gone missing in Edinburgh - completely out of character. She's not just any student, though, but the daughter of extremely well-to-do and influential bankers. There's almost nothing to go on until Detective Inspector John Rebus gets an unmistakable gut feeling that there's more to this than just another runaway spaced out on unaccustomed freedom or worse.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The usual Rebus

    • By Sharon Frater on 17-09-12

    Regular price: £14.99

    • A Question of Blood

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James Macpherson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 243
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201

    A shooting incident at a private school just north of Edinburgh. Two 17-year olds killed by an ex-Army loner who has gone off the rails. As Detective Inspector John Rebus puts it, 'there's no mystery'... exceptthe why. This question takes Rebus into the heart of a shattered community. Ex-Army himself, Rebus becomes fascinated by the killer, andfinds he is not alone. Army investigators are on the scene, and won't be shaken off. The killer had friends and enemies to spare - ranging from civic leaders to the local Goths - leaving behind a legacy of secrets and lies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • DI John Rebus - Edinburgh's best.

    • By Spankey IL on 20-07-15

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Black and Blue

    • Inspector Rebus, Book 8
    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James Macpherson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 263
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264

    Rebus is juggling four cases trying to nail one killer - who might just lead back to the infamous Bible John. And he's doing it under the scrutiny of an internal inquiry led by a man he has just accused of taking backhanders from Glasgow's Mr Big. As if this wasn't enough, there are TV cameras at his back investigating a miscarriage of justice, making Rebus a criminal in the eyes of a million or more viewers. Just one mistake is likely to mean an unpleasant and not particularly speedy death or, worse still, losing his job.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Favourite Rankin book so far.

    • By MargBlue72 on 07-10-16

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Mortal Causes

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James Macpherson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180

    It is August in Edinburgh and the Festival is in full swing... A brutally tortured body is discovered in one of the city's ancient subterranean streets and marks on the corpse cause Rebus to suspect the involvement of sectarian activists. The prospect of a terrorist atrocity in a city heaving with tourists is almost unthinkable. When the victim turns out to be the son of a notorious gangster, Rebus realises he is sitting atop a volcano of mayhem - and it's just about to erupt.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ian Rankin

    • By Rachel on 09-06-14

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Deathwatch Journal

    • An Original Story for BBC Radio 4
    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: Jimmy Chisholm
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Saughton Prison, Edinburgh. 1962. Thomas Scott is a prison warder, assigned to watch over a man condemned to hang for the murder of his wife. As the two men talk over a number of days, Scott begins to doubt whether his prisoner is guilty of the crime. With the execution date looming, can he find proof of his suspicions? And at what cost? An exciting original short story from Ian Rankin, written for the landmark Radio 4 Book at Bedtime.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Too short!

    • By Val on 29-12-17

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Saints of the Shadow Bible

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James MacPherson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 874
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 771
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 772

    Sunday Times number-one best seller Ian Rankin returns with his gripping new Rebus novel. Unabridged edition featuring a bonus interview with Ian Rankin and James MacPherson. Rebus is back on the force, albeit with a demotion and a chip on his shoulder. A 30-year-old case is being reopened, and Rebus' team from back then is suspected of foul play. With Malcolm Fox as the investigating officer, are the past and present about to collide in a shocking and murderous fashion?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Yes, yes, yes, Rankin right back on top of form!

    • By Jill on 10-11-13

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Strip Jack

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James MacPherson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213

    Gregor Jack, MP, well-liked, young, married to the fiery Elizabeth - to the outside world a very public success story. But Jack's carefully nurtured career plans take a tumble after a 'mistake' during a police raid on a notorious Edinburgh brothel. Then Elizabeth disappears, a couple of bodies float into view where they shouldn't, and a lunatic speaks from his asylum...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not one of Rankin's best

    • By mollyeyre on 24-02-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Dead Souls

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James Macpherson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214

    Stalking a poisoner at the local zoo, Inspector John Rebus comes across a paedophile taking pictures of children. When the social workers claim he is there for legitimate educational reasons, Rebus is faced with a dilemma - should he be outed to protect local kids or given a chance to start anew? As the locals begin a hate campaign, Rebus gets a call from the past: The son of a friend has gone missing, and no one else will make time to ask the right questions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Vintage Rebus... Rankin on top form

    • By Dee Murray on 19-10-16

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Resurrection Men

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James Macpherson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171

    Rebus is off the case - literally. A few days into the murder inquiry of an Edinburgh art dealer, Rebus blows up at a colleague. He is sent to the Scottish Police College for 'retraining' - in other words, he's in the Last Chance Saloon. Rebus is assigned to an old, unsolved case, but there are those in his team who have their own secrets - and they'll stop at nothing to protect them. Rebus is also asked to act as a go-between for gangster 'Big Ger' Cafferty.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Steve on 07-05-18

    Regular price: £25.09

    • Knots and Crosses

    • Inspector Rebus, Book 1
    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: Bill Paterson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    After the brutal abduction and murder of two young girls, now a third is missing, presumably gone to the same sad end. Detective Sergeant John Rebus, smoking and drinking too much, his own daughter spirited away by his estranged wife, is one of many policemen hunting the killer. Then, the messages begin: knotted string and matchstick crosses taunt Rebus with a puzzle only he can solve.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fab!!

    • By Tracey on 15-08-07

    Regular price: £9.79

    • Let It Bleed

    • Inspector Rebus, Book 7
    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James MacPherson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205

    Struggling through another Edinburgh winter Rebus finds himself sucked into a web of intrigue that throws up more questions than answers. Was the Lord Provost's daughter kidnapped or just another runaway? Why is a city councillor shredding documents that should have been waste paper years ago? And why on Earth is Rebus invited to a clay pigeon shoot at the home of the Scottish Office's Permanent Secretary? Sucked into the machine that is modern Scotland, Rebus confronts the fact that some of his enemies may be beyond justice....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 'Real' Intrigue

    • By Michael on 13-04-13

    Regular price: £24.99

    • The Black Book

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James Macpherson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192

    When a close colleague is brutally attacked, Inspector John Rebus is drawn into a case involving a hotel fire, an unidentified body, and a long forgotten night of terror and murder. Pursued by dangerous ghosts and tormented by the coded secrets of his colleague's notebook, Rebus must piece together the most complex and confusing of jigsaws. But not everyone wants the puzzle solved - perhaps not even Rebus himself ...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not his best

    • By Charlie T. on 06-12-17

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Set in Darkness

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James Macpherson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207

    Edinburgh is about to become the home of the first Scottish parliament in 300 years. As political passions run high, DI John Rebus is charged with liaison, thanks to the new parliament being resident in Queensbury House, bang in the middle of his patch. But Queensbury House has its own, dark past. Legend has it that a young man was roasted there on a spit by a madman. When the fireplace where the youth died is uncovered another more recent murder victim is found.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Far too much 'rare-lish' from the reader

    • By Evolutionary Artefact on 23-08-12

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Even Dogs in the Wild

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James Macpherson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,046
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 951
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 943

    Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is investigating the death of a senior lawyer during a robbery. But the case becomes more complex when a note is discovered, indicating that this may have been no random attack. When local gangster Big Ger Cafferty receives an identical message, Clarke decides that the recently retired John Rebus may be able to help. He's the only man Cafferty will open up to, and together the two old adversaries might just stand a chance of saving Cafferty's skin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Everything Perfectly In Place

    • By Simon on 08-11-15

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Witch Hunt

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: Susannah Fielding
    • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Interpol have tried and failed to find the terrorist, Witch. Now the combined forces of Scotland Yard and MI5 must try the impossible to prevent a major international incident. Dominic Elder carries her autograph wherever he goes. Witch is his passion, his obsession. And being retired is no bar to his willingness to restart the hunt. MI5 know that the man who wrote the Witch file is the key to catching their quarry. But the truth isn't easy to spot.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly enjoyed this

    • By Stuart McHenery on 25-02-17

    Regular price: £24.99

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