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    • In a House of Lies

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James Macpherson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 611
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 541
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 539

    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. 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Changing of the Guard?

    • By Simon on 13-10-18

    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 912
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 805
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 795

    '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

    • The Black Book

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James Macpherson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205

    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

    • Mortal Causes

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James Macpherson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189

    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

    • 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 837
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 750
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 756

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A little less conversation, a little more action p

    • By M. Gosney on 21-11-16

    Regular price: £24.99

    • 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 297
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 236
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237

    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

    • Saints of the Shadow Bible

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James MacPherson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 894
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 788
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 789

    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

    • Hide And Seek

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James Macpherson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 385
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 331
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 332

    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

    • 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 1,071
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 971
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 963

    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

    • Strip Jack

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James MacPherson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 276
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236

    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

    • Set in Darkness

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James Macpherson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 278
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219

    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

    • Black and Blue

    • Inspector Rebus, Book 8
    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James Macpherson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 311
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 283
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 284

    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

    • 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 248
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 208
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212

    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 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 405
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 360
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 357

    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

    • Tooth and Nail

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James Macpherson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 337
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 280

    Scotland Yard are anxious to find the killer and Inspector Rebus is drafted in to help. But his Scotland Yard opposite number, George Flight, isn't happy at yet more interference, and Rebus finds himself dealing with racial prejudice as well as the predations of a violent maniac. When Rebus is offered a serial killer profile of the Wolfman by an attractive female psychologist, it's too good an opportunity to miss.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • gripping!

    • By lyndsay7480 on 30-11-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Resurrection Men

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James Macpherson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178

    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

    • Fleshmarket Close

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James Macpherson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176

    An illegal immigrant is found murdered in an Edinburgh housing scheme: a racist attack or something else? Rebus is drawn into the case but has other problems: his old police station has closed, and his masters would rather he retire than stick around. As Rebus investigates, he must visit an asylum seekers' detention centre, deal with the sleazy Edinburgh underworld and maybe even fall in love.... Siobhan has problems of her own.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed in this one

    • By Claire White on 09-02-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Impossible Dead

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 590
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227

    Malcolm Fox and his team are back. They've been sent to Fife to investigate whether fellow cops covered up for a corrupt colleague, Detective Paul Carter. Carter has been found guilty of misconduct with his own uncle, also in the force, having proved to be his nemesis. But what should be a simple job is soon complicated by intimations of conspiracy - and a brutal murder committed with a weapon that should not even exist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant Successor to Rebus

    • By GC on 15-10-11

    Regular price: £14.99

    • 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 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    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

    • 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 256
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212

    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

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