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Standing in Another Man's Grave: A Rebus Novel | [Ian Rankin]

Standing in Another Man's Grave: A Rebus Novel

Its 25 years since John Rebus appeared on the scene, and 5 years since he retired. But 2012 sees his return in Standing in Another Man’s Grave. Not only is Rebus as stubborn and anarchic as ever, but he finds himself in trouble with Rankin's latest creation, Malcolm Fox of Edinburgh's internal affairs unit. Added to which, Rebus may be about to derail the career of his ex-colleague Siobhan Clarke, while himself being permanently derailed by mob boss and old adversary Big Ger Cafferty. But all Rebus wants to do is discover the truth about a series of seemingly unconnected disappearances....
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Its 25 years since John Rebus appeared on the scene, and 5 years since he retired. But 2012 sees his return in Standing in Another Man’s Grave. Not only is Rebus as stubborn and anarchic as ever, but he finds himself in trouble with Rankin's latest creation, Malcolm Fox of Edinburgh's internal affairs unit. Added to which, Rebus may be about to derail the career of his ex-colleague Siobhan Clarke, while himself being permanently derailed by mob boss and old adversary Big Ger Cafferty. But all Rebus wants to do is discover the truth about a series of seemingly unconnected disappearances stretching back to the millennium.

The problem being, no one else wants to go there - and that includes Rebus's fellow officers. Not that any of that is going to stop Rebus. Not even when his own life and the careers of those around him are on the line.

James MacPherson played DCI Jardine in Taggart for 16 years, and has acted on stage in plays as diverse as The Taming of the Shrew and ART by Yasmina Reza. He has presented a regular books programme for Radio Scotland - for which he has interviewed Ian Rankin. He won a Spoken Word Gold Award for his reading of

Strip Jack, a Crimefest Audible UK Sounds of Crime Award for Doors Open and has narrated all the Ian Rankin Rebus books. James lives in Glasgow.

©2012 John Rebus Ltd (P)2012 Orion Publishing Group

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  • Mark
    Banchory, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "Great to have Rebus back - and so good!"

    We listed to this on the way from Aberdeen to Mull on holiday and back in March - a good intelligent Scottish listen. I do really like Scottish authors and Rankin is always a reliable read or listen. The return of Rebus in his new guise was even better than his earlier appearances in my mind. Being about the same age as Rebus is here, being at Uni in Edinburgh and knowing the places in the book, I am just almost too comfortable! But - that will not stop me from listening to the new Rebus novels as they come out. Keep up the great new work Mr Rankin! This is a listen that my wife and I can agree on and enjoy and discuss.

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  • Catherine
    Selby, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "Rankin at his best!"

    Once again Rebus is on the trail of a serial killer. Young girls have gone missing over a number of years. He has been removed from his "pre-retirement" job on cold cases, and soon find that some murders link to just these cases.



    The haunting "in another man's shoes" is evident throughout and it sums up Rebus' mood. Long journey's on the same motorway lead hi m , at last, to the killer.



    Rebus is dour but a brilliant detective, please Ian, don't retire him yet!



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  • Mr. P. Mistry
    West Midlands, UK
    4/13/13
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    "Good choice for my first audible book"

    This was the first time I have had a talking book, I have read Rebus books before but never listened to one. The storyline was excellent, up to Ian Rankin's usual standard and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I particularly enjoyed the differences that were highlighted between modern policing and the old school style employed by Rebus

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