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Inspector Rebus
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  • 1

    Knots and Crosses

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By James Macpherson
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (32)

    '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.

    connie says: "not as dark as his reputation"
    not as dark as his reputation

    I've stayed away form Rankin previously because of his reputation for dark tales. While this was certainly not cozy, neither was it gruesome. Interest..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 02 2011 by connie (Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada)
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    Knots and Crosses: Inspector Rebus, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (65)

    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…

    majkia says: "Not the greatest detective"
    Not the greatest detective

    I've got to say I was definitely not impressed. Firstly, I disliked Rebus intensely. He's a self-righteous judgmental ass. And definitely not all that..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 26 2013 by majkia (Niceville, FL USA)
  • 2

    Hide And Seek

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By James Macpherson
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (7)

    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.

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    Hide and Seek: Inspector Rebus, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (34)

    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.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 3

    Tooth and Nail

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By Samuel Gillies
    Overall
    (123)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (55)

    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.

    John says: "Enjoyable Listen"
    Enjoyable Listen

    I've read books by Rankin before and enjoyed them. This one did not disappoint me either. Just the right mix of amusing and serious story lines. I ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 25 2008 by John (NJ, United States)
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    Tooth and Nail

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By Samuel Gillies
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (13)

    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.

    Thomas says: "Why change a good thing??"
    Why change a good thing??

    I would recommend it to a friend, but with a warning...

    Reviewed on December 26 2012 by Thomas (oslo, Norway)
  • 4

    Strip Jack

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By Samuel Gillies
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (48)

    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.

    connie says: "Rebus regains early promise"
    Rebus regains early promise

    This listen seemed more solid in plot, character and writing than Rebus #2 and #3. Narrator Gillies seems to let Rebus be a little more Scots - but st..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 13 2011 by connie (Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada)
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    Strip Jack

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By Samuel Gilles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (4)

    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... With his wife missing, his job on the line and his sanity in doubt, Gregor Jack is ripe for revenge.

    Rune says: "Love the story, but could not get to the end."
    Love the story, but could not get to the end.

    I usually like Ian Rankin very much, he is on of my 5 preferred authors. Yet I could not get to the end this time.
    I do not want anyone to think ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 21 2014 by Rune (Esbjerg, Denmark)
  • 5

    The Black Book

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By James Macpherson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    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 ...

    David Watson says: "Rebus is back and hes in great form"
    Rebus is back and hes in great form

    Its great to have Rebus back and this is a book and a performance worthy of him. A good story and and a good performance

    Reviewed on March 04 2013 by David Watson ()
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    The Black Book: An Inspector Rebus Novel, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (25)

    Five years ago, a mysterious fire burned Edinburgh’s seedy Central Hotel to ashes. Long-forgotten and unsolved, the case reappears when a charred body - with a bullet in its head - is found among the ruins. Inspector John Rebus knows that his superiors would prefer he leave things alone. He knows that part of the answer lies somewhere in a cryptic black notebook. And he knows that to solve the case, he’ll have to peel back layer after layer of unspeakable secrets in order to arrive at the truth.

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  • 6

    Mortal Causes

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By James Macpherson
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    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.

    Ronny says: "More Rankin and Rebus"
    More Rankin and Rebus
    Reviewed on March 16 2014 by Ronny (Stavanger, Norway)
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    Mortal Causes: Inspector Rebus, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (19)

    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.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 7

    Let It Bleed

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By Cynthia Darlow
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (32)

    Detective Inspector John Rebus is not a man easily intimidated, so when political heavyweights start to lean on the dour, moralistic Edinburgh detective to stop an investigation, Rebus doggedly digs in and follows the case as it moves from embezzlement to murder and finally to conspiracy at the highest level of government.

    connie says: "It's Samuel GiIles again"
    It's Samuel GiIles again

    Rankin and Rebus really start making a great series by the time they find their way into this installment (book 7); however, this is still, I think, S..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 23 2011 by connie (Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada)
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    Let it Bleed

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By Samuel Gillies
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    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...

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 8

    Black and Blue: Inspector Rebus, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (22)

    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.

    Magidde says: "Ending disappoints"
    Ending disappoints

    Good ride in some ways. Rebus on the wagon for once was interesting and so was the Aberdeen focus. But the ride ended up taking me nowhere. Two cri..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 30 2014 by Magidde (NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA, United States)
  • 9

    The Hanging Garden: Inspector Rebus, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    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.

    Julie Jones says: "John Rebus,what can I say?"
    John Rebus,what can I say?

    The writing is good, the narrator's good, Rebus is, well, Rebus--even when he's trying to give up alcohol.

    Reviewed on March 13 2014 by Julie Jones (New Orleans, LA USA)
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    The Hanging Garden: Inspector Rebus, Book 9

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By Bill Paterson, Ian Rankin
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Detective Inspector John Rebus is buried under a pile of paperwork generated by his investigations into a suspected war criminal. But an escalating dispute between the upstart Tommy Telford and Big Ger Cafferty's gang gives Rebus an escape.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 10

    Dead Souls

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By Geoffrey Howard
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (30)

    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.

    C. Carlson says: "bad reader"
    bad reader

    I had to stop listening to this book because the reader sounded like a news anchor rather than a storyteller. Clipped and monotonous in tone.

    Reviewed on February 22 2008 by C. Carlson (columbus ohio)
  • 11

    Set in Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By Samuel Gillies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (32)

    For the first time in 300 years, Scotland has its own Parliament, and to go with it, its own newly developed Parliament buildings. Detective Inspector John Rebus views the whole thing through a rather jaundiced eye, given that he's been chosen to liaise with the restructuring of the whole building.

    Maura says: "solid Rebus novel"
    solid Rebus novel

    This novel is a bit slow starting, compared to say Fleshmarket Alley, but is a good, solid representation of Rebus. The characters are well defined an..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 22 2009 by Maura (New Haven, CT, United States)
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    Set In Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By Samuel Gillies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    On a frosty winter's morning, DI John Rebus and a group of colleagues are in the company of an expert archaeologist on a tour of Queensbury House - an ex-hospital about to house Her Majesty's parliament in Scotland - when they stumble across a mummified body secreted behind a wall. Later that same day, a tramp jumps off the North Bridge though the glass roof of Waverly Station, a not unusual occurrence except that 'Supertramp' had in his possession a building society passbook with a balance of over $400,000 in it. The two cases seem unconnected until a third death is discovered....

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 12

    The Falls: An Inspector Rebus Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By Samuel Gillies
    Overall
    (191)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (55)

    A missing student, a six inch coffin containing a wooden doll, and mysterious role-playing games on the Internet are the intriguing elements of the latest case to challenge Inspector Rebus. The missing student comes from an influential family, and Rebus begins to get a bad feeling about the case in Warsaw. While Rebus follows up a link with the distant past, his DC, Siobhan Clarke, tackles the Internet challenges set by the mysterious Quizmaster.

    Maura says: "Good Rebus book"
    Good Rebus book

    If you like Rebus, you'll like this book. As the first Rebus book I've heard, it took me a while to get into the story, but was well worth the patienc..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 22 2008 by Maura (New Haven, CT, United States)
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    The Falls: An Inspector Rebus Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By Samuel Gillies
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    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.

    W. says: "Another Masterful Rankin"
    Another Masterful Rankin

    Rebus is a very real character. At times you like him, at others you hate him.

    Reviewed on June 08 2012 by W. (Johannesburg, South Africa)
  • 13

    Resurrection Men: An Inspector Rebus Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By Joe Dunlop
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (179)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (68)

    Inspector John Rebus is sent to a reform school for damaged cops. While there, among the last-chancers known as "resurrection men", he tries to gain evidence of a drug heist orchestrated by three of his classmates. But the group has been assigned an unsolved murder that may have resulted from Rebus's own mistake. Detective Sergeant Siobhan Clarke and Rebus join forces and find themselves in the midst of an even bigger scandal than they imagined.

    Celia says: "Terrific value for the best of Inspector Rebus"
    Terrific value for the best of Inspector Rebus

    Resurrection Men is one of the best of the Inspector Rebus stories. More convoluted than some of the others, it does require close attention, preferab..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 12 2008 by Celia (Atlanta, GA, USA)
  • 14

    A Question of Blood: An Inspector Rebus Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (179)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (70)

    When a former soldier murders two 17-year-old students at a posh Edinburgh boarding school, Rebus immediately suspects there is more to the case than meets the eye. Links between the killer and a local group of "Goths" begin to surface just as Rebus finds himself threatened with suspension from the police force. Now Rebus must get to the root of the school killing as he tries to clear his own name.

    Maura says: "Great book, best Rebus I've heard"
    Great book, best Rebus I've heard

    Great listen! Of the seven Rebus novels I've heard, this one is best. It keeps you glued over the span of 12+ hours and it has a very good ending. Qui..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 22 2009 by Maura (New Haven, CT, United States)
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    A Question of Blood

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By Tom Cotcher
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    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.

    connie says: "detective fiction doesn't get much better"
    detective fiction doesn't get much better

    - either does light fiction. Rebus is at this point in the series a complicated, fascinating character. Dark, but not depressing, his humanity shines..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 11 2011 by connie (Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada)
  • 15

    Fleshmarket Alley: An Inspector Rebus Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (91)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (31)

    Inspector John Rebus has confronted Edinburgh's most hardened criminals, its bloodiest crime scenes, and its most dangerous backstreets, but nothing could have prepared him for what he finds on Fleshmarket Alley. In the city's red-light district, men live out their sordid fantasies, and women with no other choice sell their bodies to make a buck. It's a neighborhood of lost inhibitions, forgotten scruples, and hopeless dreams.

    Andrew says: "Great Story"
    Great Story

    I really enjoy the Rebus Novels. But, I do not enjoy listening to the narrator read these novels.
    I find it distracting to listen to him mispr..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 02 2008 by Andrew (Gloversville, NY, USA)
  • 16

    The Naming of the Dead: An Inspector Rebus Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By Tom Cotcher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (186)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (62)

    Called "required reading for crime-fiction followers" by Booklist, The Naming of the Dead is Scottish writing sensation Ian Rankin's 16th thriller featuring Edinburgh's Inspector John Rebus. It is dark, complex, and utterly gripping.

    Zara says: "A good one"
    A good one

    An overall good audio book experience. Rebus, well-done performance, and a good mystery. Enjoyable listen.

    Reviewed on March 07 2013 by Zara (Carlsbad, CA, United States)
  • 17

    Exit Music

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By Tom Cotcher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    As Detective Inspector John Rebus tries to tie up some loose ends before retirement, a murder case intrudes. A dissident Russian poet has been found dead in what looks like a mugging gone wrong.

    Allan says: "Exit music"
    Exit music

    Ian Rankin weaves a good plot that keeps you entertained throughout. A good listen.

    Reviewed on October 17 2008 by Allan (TennysonAustralia)
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    Exit Music

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By Tom Cotcher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (244)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (65)

    A #1 internationally best-selling author and recipient of the Gold Dagger Award, Ian Rankin has endeared himself to readers and won widespread critical acclaim for his much loved novels featuring Detective John Rebus. In Exit Music, the curtain is unquestionably falling on the long, controversial career of Rankin's famous investigator. But even as Rebus prepares for retirement, he is lured into one final case involving a murdered poet and a delegation of Russian businessmen.

    charles says: "I hope Rankin changes his mind."
    I hope Rankin changes his mind.

    I've loved this series for nearly twenty since finding a copy of Knots and Crosses at a friends house on a trip to London. Over the years in the Rebu..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 14 2009 by charles ()
  • 18

    Standing in Another Man's Grave: A Rebus Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By James Macpherson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (73)

    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....

    connie says: "Rankin fans' fantasy fulfilled"
    Rankin fans' fantasy fulfilled

    Any avid Rankin reader must wonder what would happen in a universe where Rebus and Fox coexist. Rankin manages what most writers attempting similar cr..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 11 2012 by connie (Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada)
  • 19

    Saints of the Shadow Bible: Inspector Rebus, Book 19

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By James Macpherson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (86)

    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.

    susan says: "I loved it!"
    I loved it!

    I think this is such an excellent series. I relate to the characters, the story moves at the right pace, and the city of Edinburgh comes to life. Th..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 16 2014 by susan (philadelphia, pa United States)
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    Saints of the Shadow Bible

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By James MacPherson
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (39)

    Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller 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's 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?

    Howie says: "Narrator changed everything for me,"
    Narrator changed everything for me,

    Couldn't get into it like previous editions.... OK but not great. Preferred previous narrator.

    Reviewed on November 15 2013 by Howie (Calgary, AB, Canada)
  • 20

    Standing in Another Man's Grave

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By James Macpherson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (214)
    Performance
    (176)
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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.

    susan says: "Rebus is back!"
    Rebus is back!

    I was so excited when I saw that Ian Rankin was resurrecting John Rebus. This one was as good as the previous series which were uniformly excellent. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 23 2013 by susan (philadelphia, pa United States)