The Black Book

Inspector Rebus, Book 5
Narrated by: James Macoherson
Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
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When a close colleague is brutally attacked, DI John Rebus is drawn into a case involving an unidentified body and murder. Pursued by dangerous ghosts and tormented by the coded secrets of his colleague's notebook, Rebus must piece together a jigsaw no one wants completed.
©1993 Ian Rankin (P)2000 Orion Publishing Group Ltd.

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"With this latest action-packed adventure of Edinburgh's Inspector John Rebus, Rankin steps into the company of accomplished fellow British procedural writers John Harvey and Peter Turnbull." (Publishers Weekly)

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Who does not love Ian Rankin?

His Rebus is a fully grown character
My uncle or nephew
And he makes Edinburgh the best city in the world.

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  • Miss Bloisy
  • 03-03-16

Don't like the narrator

I love Rebus stories but I struggled o stay interested and engaged with this narrator. Also I did like how he portrayed the character Siobhan Clark

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-15-20

Messed up and bought the short version

I love the books and the series, just wish the search by title function worked better. Accidentally got this version as the full length one was incorrectly catalogued so I though this was all that was available.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-07-20

Thoroughly enjoyable. Great pace.

excellent narration. Interesting characters with introduction of Cafferty and Siobhan Clark. Well worth a read.