Hide and Seek

An Inspector Rebus Mystery

Author: Ian Rankin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451649142

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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The second novel featuring Inspector John Rebus, available for the first time as an e-book and with an exclusive introduction by author Ian Rankin. A junkie, dead in an Edinburgh squat, the body laid out with ritual precision. A girl with a past, running wild and running scared. But who cares? These are the dregs, a squalid society of addicts and derelicts, people long since disconnected from a society that is preoccupied with the new businesses and the new homes bringing prosperity to a city concentrating on advertising its quality of life. Only Detective Inspector John Rebus senses something evil, something too dangerous to ignore that has to be investigated and brought up into the light. Something that may prove to be very closely connected indeed to the bright new world above. It is an investigation that will find him not just trying to solve a crime but fighting for his life.
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Das zweite Zeichen

Roman

Author: Ian Rankin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570068199

Category:

Page: 317

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Hide & Seek

A John Rebus Mystery

Author: Ian Rankin

Publisher: Otto Penzler Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

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When Detective Inspector John Rebus investigates the death of a junkie, he uncovers bizarre links between Edinburgh's dark underside and its staid, proper middle-class society, and finds his own life threatened by his search for the truth.
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Dirty Work: Ian Rankin and John Rebus Book-By-Book

Author: Ray Dexter,Nadine Carr

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1326415212

Category: Fiction

Page: 302

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The unauthorised and ambitiously defintive guide to Ian Rankin and John Rebus, now including EVEN DOGS IN THE WILD! In 1987 Ian Rankin published the first John Rebus book; even he didn't know what he was unleashing. Nearly thirty years later Rankin and Rebus are the kings of crime fiction, but they are more than that. The books are cultural history of Scotland too. This is the all-purpose handbook to the John Rebus universe. Contained in this volume is everything you could reasonably want to know about the books, their creation and the characters within them, from the birth of the character to the old man staring retirement in the face. The book will answer such questions as: why is Rankin obsessed with Saabs? Why doesn't Siobhan Clarke age but perhaps more importantly it will get to the heart of why we all love John Rebus so much.
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Sein Blut soll fließen

Thriller

Author: Ian Rankin

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641028388

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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Knallhart und atemberaubend spannend Gordon Reeve hat seine Vergangenheit bei der Spezialeinheit SAS längst hinter sich gelassen: Mit seiner Frau und seinem kleinen Sohn führt er ein friedliches Leben als Survival Trainer in den Schottischen Highlands. Doch als sein Bruder ums Leben kommt, seine Familie beschattet und sein Haus überwacht wird, werden die Erinnerungen wach. Erinnerungen an seine Zeit als Undercover-Agent. Und an seinen damaligen Partner, der sein schlimmster Feind wurde. Nun ist seine Nemesis zurück – und Gordons härtester Kampf hat gerade erst begonnen ...
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Dead Souls

An Inspector Rebus Novel

Author: Ian Rankin

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429908030

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Weary, wary, hard-drinking Detective John Rebus returns in author Ian Rankin's internationally acclaimed, award-winning series. As complex and unpredictable as the brooding mists that envelop his Edinburgh beat, Rebus is ever resourceful and determined--but this time, vulnerable and challenged as never before, with complications in his personal life, and events that shake him to the depths of his being.... A colleague's suicide. Pedophiles. A missing child. A serial killer. You never know your luck, muses Rebus. Driven by instinct and experience, he searches for connections, against official skepticism. But at night, unsoothed by whiskey, Rebus faces his ghosts--and the prospect of his daughter's possibly permanent paralysis. Soldiering through dank, desperate slums and the tony flats of the Scottish chic, Rebus uncovers a chain of crime, deceit, and hidden sins--knowing it's himself he's really trying to save.... Ian Rankin's Dead Souls is "crime writing of the highest order" (Daily Express).
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Der Tod ist erst der Anfang

zweiundzwanzig Meisterwerke der Spannung

Author: Ian Rankin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442456055

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Page: 476

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The Falls

An Inspector Rebus Novel

Author: Ian Rankin

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 142990805X

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Ian Rankin's John Rebus, arguably the most realistic detective in crime fiction, is a brilliant but troubled man. When a young woman goes missing near his native Edinburgh, Scotland, Rebus finds himself just one small cog in the huge wheel of an inquiry set in motion by her powerfully rich father. Struggling to deal with both his own often-terrifying inner demons as well as the monstrous bureaucracy of the investigative team, Rebus finds himself drawn again and again into the case, desperately searching for the girl's salvation, as well as his own. In time Inspector Rebus uncovers two leads: one, a carved wooden doll stuffed tightly into a tiny casket, and the other the missing girl's possible involvement in a dark, disturbing Internet-based role-playing game. He enlists the help of the tech-savvy DC Siobhan Clarke, who is young enough to know her way around the net, but who may not be old and wise enough to avoid potentially deadly pitfalls and traps. Meanwhile, Rebus tracks down stories of similar caskets and dolls turning up in the area deep into Edinburgh's past, some stretching back to a time when body-snatchers turned into brutal killers. As Rebus and Clarke delve deeper and deeper into these perilous and obscure worlds, ancient and modern evils begin to converge and soon Rebus finds he's besieged by an impenetrable mass of secrets, lies, and deadly deceit that only he can make sense of. In The Falls, a brilliant addition to an award-winning series, both John Rebus and his creator, Ian Rankin, are at the top of their intense and satisfying form.
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Knots and Crosses

An Inspector Rebus Novel

Author: Ian Rankin

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1466883634

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Inspector John Rebus: His city is being terrorized by a baffling series of murders...and he's tied to a maniac by an invisible knot of blood. Once John Rebus served in Britain's elite SAS. Now he's an Edinburgh cop who hides from his memories, misses promotions and ignores a series of crank letters. But as the ghoulish killings mount and the tabloid headlines scream, Inspector Rebus cannot stop the feverish shrieks from within his own mind. Because he isn't just one cop trying to catch a killer, he's the man who's got all the pieces to the puzzle.... Knots and Crosses introduces gifted mystery novelist Ian Rankin, a fascinating locale and the most compellingly complex detective hero at work today.
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Das Souvenir des Mörders - Inspector Rebus 8

Kriminalroman

Author: Ian Rankin

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641102332

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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Rückkehr eines Serienmörders? Vor Jahrzehnten hat der grausame Serientäter Bible John mehre Frauen brutal umgebracht, wurde aber nie gefasst. Nun wütet in Schottland nach demselben Muster ein neuer Killer, von den Medien kurzerhand Johnny Bible getauft. Erste Vermutungen führen Rebus nach Glasgow und Aberdeen, doch ihm läuft die Zeit davon. Johnny Bible wird bald wieder morden, und – was noch keiner weiß – der alte Bible John hat sich bereits an die Fersen seines „unwürdigen“ Nachahmers geheftet ...
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Set in Darkness

An Inspector Rebus Novel

Author: Ian Rankin

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429979573

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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On the eve of the first Scottish parliament in three hundred years, Edinburgh is a city rife with political passions and expectations. Queensbury House, the home of Scotland's new rulers, falls in the middle of John Rebus' turf, keeping him busy with ceremonial tasks. That quickly changes, however, when a long-dead body is discovered in a Queensbury House fireplace, a homeless man throws himself off a bridge - leaving behind a suitcase full of cash - and an up-and-coming politician is found murdered. The links between the three deaths lead Rebus to a confrontation with one of Edinburgh's most notorious criminals, a man he thought he'd put in jail for life. Someone's going to make a lot of money out of Scotland's independence - and, as Inspector Rebus knows all too well, where there's big money at stake, darkness gathers. Set in Darkness is another chilling and intelligent crime novel from master of the genre Ian Rankin.
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The Hanging Garden

An Inspector Rebus Mystery

Author: Ian Rankin

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429979566

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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The Hanging Gardens of Babylon... The hanging of four French villagers in World War II... The hanging of an old man in a Scottish cemetery... Seemingly random facts linked to one man... Detective Inspector John Rebus is buried under a pile of paperwork generated by his investigations into a suspected war criminal, and his immediate supervisors are more than happy to have him tucked away in a quiet backwater for several months. However, the escalating dispute between upstart Tommy Telford and Big Ger Cafferty's gang soon gives Rebus an escape clause. Telford is known to have close ties to a man nicknamed Mr. Pink Eyes, a brutal gangster running a lucrative business bringing Chechen refugees into Britain to work as prostitutes. And when Rebus takes under his wing a distraught Bosnian call girl, it gives him a personal reason to make sure Telford takes the high road out of town. Within days, Rebus's daughter is the victim of an all-too-professional hit-and-run, and Rebus knows that there's nothing he won't do to bring down prime suspect Tommy Telford--even if it means cutting a deal with the devil. A chilling glimpse into the darkest extremes of human cruelty, a page-turning literary thriller, The Hanging Garden, the ninth entry in Ian Rankin's award-winning series confirms his reputation as a writer of rare and lasting gifts.
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Die Seelen der Toten

Ein Inspector-Rebus-Roman 10

Author: Ian Rankin

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641113938

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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Ein Fehler von Detective Inspector Rebus führt zur Vorverurteilung eines Kindermörders in der Presse – eine heikle Situation für die Edinburgher Polizei. Doch das ist nicht das einzige Problem das Rebus beschäftigt. Der Tod eines Freundes und das Schicksal seiner gelähmten Tochter quälen ihn. Zu allem Überfluss muss er auch noch den frisch entlassenen Serienkiller Cary Oakes überwachen, damit er nicht auch ein Opfer der Öffentlichkeit wird. Cary Oakes nutzt die Gelegenheit für ein so perfides wie makaberes Versteckspiel mit dem Inspector ...
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10 Great Rebus Novels

Author: Ian Rankin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409150801

Category: Fiction

Page: 2992

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A brilliant box set of the first ten Rebus novels. Collection comprises of: Knots & Crosses; Hide & Seek; Tooth & Nail; Strip Jack; The Black Book; Mortal Causes; Let it Bleed; Black & Blue; The Hanging Garden; Dead Souls.
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Das dunkle Herz der Schuld

Roman

Author: Ian Rankin

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641125561

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Manchmal liegt die Zukunft in der Vergangenheit begraben Mary Miller ist eine Außenseiterin in ihrem schottischen Heimatort. Als Kind überlebte sie einen Unfall schwer verletzt, doch das anfängliche Mitleid ihrer Umgebung verwandelt sich in Misstrauen, als der Schuldige bei einem Minenunglück ums Leben kommt. Jahre später, als Mary längst Mutter eines unehelichen Sohnes ist, muss sie sich ihrer Vergangenheit schließlich stellen. In eindrücklichen Bildern erzählt Großbritanniens Krimistar vom einfachen Leben in einer schottischen Kohlestadt zu Beginn der achtziger Jahre. Und er erzählt von Menschen, die allen inneren und äußeren Widerständen zum Trotz zu sich selbst finden müssen.
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Black and Blue

An Inspector Rebus Mystery

Author: Ian Rankin

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429979559

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Bible John killed three women, and took three souvenirs. Johnny Bible killed to steal his namesake's glory. Oilman Allan Mitchelson died for his principles. And convict Lenny Spaven died just to prove a point. "Bible John" terrorized Glasgow in the sixties and seventies, murdering three women he met in a local ballroom--and he was never caught. Now a copycat is at work. Nicknamed "Bible Johnny" by the media, he is a new menace with violent ambitions. The Bible Johnny case would be perfect for Inspector John Rebus, but after a run-in with a crooked senior officer, he's been shunted aside to one of Edinburgh's toughest suburbs, where he investigates the murder of an off-duty oilman. His investigation takes him north to the oil rigs of Aberdeen, where he meets the Bible Johnny media circus head-on. Suddenly caught in the glare of the television cameras and in the middle of more than one investigation, Rebus must proceed with caution: One mistake could mean an unpleasant and not particularly speedy death, or, worse still, losing his job. Written with Ian Rankin's signature wit, style and intricacy, Black and Blue is a novel of uncommon and unforgettable intrigue.
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Verborgene Muster

ein Inspektor-Rebus-Roman

Author: Ian Rankin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442461066

Category:

Page: 223

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Strip Jack

An Inspector Rebus Novel

Author: Ian Rankin

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 1466883871

Category: Fiction

Page: 269

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Gregor Jack has it all: young, wealthy, and charming, he's a highly respected member of Parliament, with a beautiful wife--and a closet bursting with skeletons. When he's caught in a police raid on an Edinburgh brothel, his house of cards begins to topple. Enter Detective John Rebus: he smells a set-up. When Jack's flamboyant wife Elizabeth disappears, Rebus uncovers a full-house of orgies, drunken parties, an incestuous "Pack" of deceitful chums...and ultimately Elizabeth's badly beaten body. Now Rebus is on a new quest--to find a killer who holds all the cards. Strip Jack is a stellar entry in Ian Rankin's Inspector Rebus series, which The New York Times calls "A superior series."
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