Detective John Rebus's city is being terrorized by a baffling series of murders...and he's tied to a maniac by an invisible knot of blood....
Nobody likes The Complaints - they're the cops who investigate other cops....
The Complaints: that's the name given to the Internal Affairs department who seek out dirty and compromised cops, the ones who've made deals with the devil. And sometimes, The Complaints must travel....
A gripping stand-alone thriller from the Sunday Times number one best-selling author of the Logan McRae series....
DI Nikki Galena: A police detective with nothing left to lose, she's seen a girl die in her arms, and her daughter will never leave the hospital again. She's gotten tough on the criminals....
Adrian McKinty was born in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. He studied politics and philosophy at Oxford before moving to America in the early 1990s....
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.
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
Would you consider the audio edition of The Black Book to be better than the print version?
I think it is a great book,and I like Ian Rankin very much. Bit the narrator has a very clear accent, so if you a not scottish, it can be hard to understand the narration at times.
Not the best Rebus. Long and complicated story with too many coincidences. But an enjoyable listen thanks to excellent narrator.
A great listen. This book has all my favourite characters: Big Ger, Farmer Watson, Holmes and Clarke. McPherson as always great with the interpretation. If you known Edinburgh then you'll be looking out for all the haunts.
I'm a big fan of Rebus. Loved this story, well told perfect for a cold winters day.
Loved it. Great characters, plot and dialogue. James MacPherson brings Rebus, Clarke, Cafferty, Flower and Watson alive.
As always excellent, really enjoy the Rebus books. Well read and great to run to! Can get lost in the story whilst the miles go by!
I found the book OK to listen to, not one of the more gripping I have read. Narration was fine.
If you could sum up The Black Book in three words, what would they be?
Gritty Determined Shady
What other book might you compare The Black Book to, and why?
Most Rebus novels are similar as Rebus's character is somewhat DARK. Despite his dark side Rebus always seems to be on the side of the angels. Rankin makes us feel that we are on Rebus's side.
Which scene did you most enjoy?
Rebus's visit to the Organ Grinder always makes me smile. Nothing about the scene is what one might expect.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The description of the blind man moving around his home.
Any additional comments?
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