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  • Rather Be the Devil | Ian Rankin

    Rather Be the Devil

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By James Macpherson
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    As he settles into an uneasy retirement, Rebus has given up his favorite vices. There's just one habit he can't shake: He can't let go of an unsolved case. It's the only pastime he has left, and up until now it's the only one that wasn't threatening to kill him. But when Rebus starts reexamining the facts behind the long-ago murder of a glamorous woman at a luxurious hotel - on the same night a famous rock star and his entourage were also staying there - the past comes roaring back to life with a vengeance.

  • Knots and Crosses: Inspector Rebus, Book 1 | Ian Rankin

    Knots and Crosses: Inspector Rebus, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Detective John Rebus' city is being terrorized by a baffling series of murders…and he's tied to a maniac by an invisible knot of blood. As the ghoulish killings mount and the tabloid headlines scream, 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…

  • Strip Jack | Ian Rankin

    Strip Jack

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By Samuel Gillies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Gold Dagger-winner and best-selling author in the United Kingdom, Ian Rankin crafts absorbing crime novels with solidly drawn characters and first-rate plotting. In Strip Jack, he portrays a shocking murder investigation that exposes the sordid side of Edinburgh politics and society. Detective John Rebus suspects a set-up when a respected Member of Parliament is caught in a police raid on a brothel—and his flamboyant wife suddenly disappears.

  • The Beat Goes On: The Complete Rebus Stories | Ian Rankin

    The Beat Goes On: The Complete Rebus Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By James Macpherson
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    Brilliant, irascible, and frequently frustrating to both his friends and his long-suffering bosses, John Rebus has made the dark places of Edinburgh his home for over two decades. The Beat Goes On collects all of Ian Rankin's Rebus short stories for the first time, including two never-before-published tales written specifically for this collection.

  • Saints of the Shadow Bible: Inspector Rebus, Book 19 | Ian Rankin

    Saints of the Shadow Bible: Inspector Rebus, Book 19

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By James Macpherson
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    Rebus and Malcolm Fox go head-to-head when a 30-year-old murder investigation resurfaces, forcing Rebus to confront crimes of the past. Rebus is back on the force, albeit with a demotion and a chip on his shoulder. He is investigating a car accident when news arrives that a case from 30 years ago is being reopened. Rebus's team from those days is suspected of helping a murderer escape justice to further their own ends.

  • Mortal Causes: Inspector Rebus, Book 6 | Ian Rankin

    Mortal Causes: Inspector Rebus, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By Michael Page
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    In Edinburgh you're never far from a peaceful spot, or from a hellish one either. Now, in the heart of summer, in the midst of a nationalist festival, Inspector John Rebus is on the murder case of a young man left hanging in a spot where his screams would never be heard. To find the victim's identity - and his killer - Rebus searches from Edinburgh's most violent neighborhood to Belfast, Northern Ireland, among petty thugs, gunrunners, and heavyweight criminals. But before Rebus can get to the truth, he's bloodied by the dream of society's madmen - and staring into the glint of a killer's eyes.

  • Exit Music | Ian Rankin

    Exit Music

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By James Macpherson
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    It's late in the fall in Edinburgh and late in the career of Detective Inspector John Rebus. As he is simply trying to tie up some loose ends before his retirement, a new case lands on his desk: a dissident Russian poet has been murdered in what looks like a mugging gone wrong. Rebus discovers that an elite delegation of Russian businessmen is in town, looking to expand its interests. And as Rebus' investigation gains ground, someone brutally assaults a local gangster with whom he has a long history.

  • A Question of Blood: An Inspector Rebus Novel | Ian Rankin

    A Question of Blood: An Inspector Rebus Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By James Macpherson
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    When a former soldier and recluse murders two 17-year-old students at a posh Edinburgh boarding school, Inspector John Rebus immediately suspects there is more to the case than meets the eye.

  • Standing in Another Man's Grave | Ian Rankin

    Standing in Another Man's Grave

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By James Macpherson
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    For the last decade, Nina Hazlitt has been ready to hear the worst about her daughter's disappearance. But with no sightings, no body, and no suspect, the police investigation ground to a halt long ago, and Nina's pleas to the cold case department have led her nowhere. Until she meets the newest member of the team: former Detective John Rebus. Rebus has never shied away from lost causes - one of the many ways he managed to antagonize his bosses when he was on the force. Now he's back as a retired civilian, reviewing abandoned files.

  • The Hanging Garden: Inspector Rebus, Book 9 | Ian Rankin

    The Hanging Garden: Inspector Rebus, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By Michael Page
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    Drugs. Extortion. Slavery. Organized crime is fighting for a hold on John Rebus's peaceful Scotland. And when Rebus rescues a young Bosnian girl forced into prostitution, he breaks a policeman's golden rule to never get personally involved in a case. Add to that the hunt for an elderly Nazi accused of slaughtering an entire French village, and Rebus wonders just how evil humans can be - until his own daughter is mortally injured as a gangland warning for him to back off. Then even a dedicated cop like Rebus might make a deal with the devil to find the culprit. Not for justice. For revenge.

  • Hide and Seek: Inspector Rebus, Book 2 | Ian Rankin

    Hide and Seek: Inspector Rebus, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By Michael Page
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    In a shadowy, crumbling Edinburgh housing development, a junkie lies dead of an overdose, his body surrounded by signs of Satanic worship. Inspector John Rebus could call it an accident. But won’t. Now he’s got to search the city, from the tunnels of its dark underbelly to the private sanctum of the upper crust, to find the perfect hiding place for a killer.

  • Strip Jack | Ian Rankin

    Strip Jack

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By James MacPherson
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    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...

  • Even Dogs in the Wild | Ian Rankin

    Even Dogs in the Wild

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By James Macpherson
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    Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is feeling the heat. She's investigating the death of a senior government prosecutor, David Minton, who has friends in high places. When one of their own is killed, the powers that be want answers fast. But Clarke is puzzled: If Minton died in a robbery as everyone thinks, why is nothing missing from his home? The answer may lie not in what was taken but in what was left behind at the scene - an ominous note.

  • Black and Blue: Inspector Rebus, Book 8 | Ian Rankin

    Black and Blue: Inspector Rebus, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By Michael Page
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    A murdered oil rig worker. A copycat serial killer dubbed, “Johnny Bible.” And a reopened investigation that doesn’t bode well for Detective John Rebus or his mentor, Inspector Lawson Geddes. Rebus’s Scotland, along with his malt-soaked psyche, is riddled with trouble. Now he’s got to tie up the loose ends if he wants to save his job - or live to see another dark Edinburgh day.

  • Dead Souls: An Inspector Rebus Novel | Ian Rankin

    Dead Souls: An Inspector Rebus Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By Geoffrey Howard
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    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 tiny flats of the Scottish chic, Rebus uncovers a chain of crime, deceit, and hidden sins.

  • Knots and Crosses | Ian Rankin

    Knots and Crosses

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By James Macpherson
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    '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.

  • Even Dogs in the Wild | Ian Rankin

    Even Dogs in the Wild

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By James Macpherson
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    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.

  • Tooth and Nail | Ian Rankin

    Tooth and Nail

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By Samuel Gillies
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    John Rebus is on a train from Edinburgh to London, where he has been drafted for his expertise in the modus operandi of serial killers. The Wolfman could be his toughest case yet - a serial killer named by the press due to a terrifying trademark of taking a bite from each victim. Rebus' Scotland Yard opposite number, George Flight, isn't too happy at yet another interference in the investigation - especially from an upstart jock hounding him at every turn.

  • Fleshmarket Close | Ian Rankin

    Fleshmarket Close

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By James Macpherson
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    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.

  • The Black Book | Ian Rankin

    The Black Book

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By James Macpherson
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    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 ...

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