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    • In a House of Lies

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James Macpherson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    A missing private investigator is found locked in a car hidden deep in the woods. Worse still - both for his family and the police - the body was in an area that had already been searched 10 years ago. Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is part of a new inquiry, combing through the mistakes of the original case. There were always suspicions over how the investigation was handled, and now - after a decade without answers - it's time for the truth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rebus is back, down but not out!

    • By eddie laverty on 11-11-18

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Knots and Crosses

    • Inspector Rebus, Book 1
    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 450
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 404
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 406

    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…

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Rebus, Terrible Narrator

    • By flaos on 10-13-14

    Regular price: $19.99

    • In a House of Lies

    • Inspector Rebus, Book 22
    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James Macpherson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    A missing private investigator is found locked in a car hidden deep in the woods. Worse still - both for his family and the police - is that his body was in an area that had already been searched. Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is part of a new inquiry, combing through the mistakes of the original case. There were always suspicions over how the investigation was handled and now - after a decade without answers - it's time for the truth.

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Rather Be the Devil

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James Macpherson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 337
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 306
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 302

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • New Rebus release was a nice surprise!

    • By Midwesterner on 02-11-17

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Rather Be the Devil

    • Inspector Rebus 21
    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James Macpherson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    Some cases never leave you. For John Rebus, 40 years may have passed, but the death of beautiful, promiscuous Maria Turquand still preys on his mind. She was murdered in her hotel room on the night a famous rock star and his entourage were staying there, and Maria's killer has never been found. Meanwhile, the dark heart of Edinburgh remains up for grabs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mr Rankin at his best

    • By George Fogden on 11-27-16

    Regular price: $26.64

    • The Black Book

    • An Inspector Rebus Novel, Book 5
    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 167
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 151

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rebus really gels here

    • By connie on 01-04-15

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Knots and Crosses

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James Macpherson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    '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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • not as dark as his reputation

    • By connie on 10-02-11

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Resurrection Men

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James Macpherson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    Inspector John Rebus has messed up badly this time, so badly that he's been sent to a kind of reform school for damaged cops. While there among the last-chancers known as "resurrection men," he joins a covert mission 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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Too confusing

    • By Ian on 05-18-18

    Regular price: $25.08

    • The Complaints

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 278
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 189

    Nobody likes The Complaints - they're the cops who investigate other cops. It's a department known within the force as "The Dark Side," and it's where Malcolm Fox works. He's a serious man with a father in a nursing home and a sister who persists in an abusive relationship, frustrating problems about which he cannot seem to do anything. problems about which he cannot seem to do anything. Then the reluctant Fox is given a new case. There's a cop named Jamie Breck, and he's dirty. The problem is, no one can prove it. As Fox takes on the job, he learns that there's more to Breck than anyone thinks....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No Complaints!!

    • By L. O. Pardue on 03-11-14

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Hide and Seek

    • Inspector Rebus, Book 2
    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 214
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 191
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 195

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • for Rebus diehards only

    • By connie on 04-04-15

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Black and Blue

    • Inspector Rebus, Book 8
    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story but the narration poor.

    • By Gregory on 09-06-15

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Even Dogs in the Wild

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James Macpherson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 393
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 359
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 354

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Scottish accent is as much fun as the story!

    • By Mark on 01-26-16

    Regular price: $29.65

    • A Question of Blood

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James Macpherson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • detective fiction doesn't get much better

    • By connie on 12-11-11

    Regular price: $26.64

    • The Beat Goes On

    • The Complete Rebus Stories
    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James Macpherson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great collection of short stories

    • By Charles H. Perry Jr. on 10-16-15

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Tooth and Nail

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: Samuel Gillies
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 254
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 169
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 169

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable Listen

    • By John on 04-25-08

    Regular price: $29.37

    • Strip Jack

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: Samuel Gillies
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 167
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 150

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Rebus regains early promise

    • By connie on 10-13-11

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Saints of the Shadow Bible

    • Inspector Rebus, Book 19
    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James Macpherson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 334
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 295
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 291

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • an old friend

    • By Stevon on 08-01-14

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Impossible Dead

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    Malcolm Fox and his team are back. They've been sent to Fife to investigate whether fellow cops covered up for a corrupt colleague, Detective Paul Carter. Carter has been found guilty of misconduct with his own uncle, also in the force, having proved to be his nemesis. But what should be a simple job is soon complicated by intimations of conspiracy - and a brutal murder committed with a weapon that should not even exist.

    The spiralling investigation takes Fox back to 1985, a year of turmoil in British political life. Terrorists intent on a split between Scotland and the rest of the UK were becoming more ruthless, sending letter-bombs and poisonous spores to government offices, plotting kidnaps and murder, and trying to stay one step ahead of the spies sent to find them. Fox has a duty to get at the truth, while the body count rises, the clock starts ticking, and he fights for his professional and personal life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rankin's back on his game - and it's winner

    • By Terry on 05-09-12

    Regular price: $15.98

    • The Hanging Garden

    • Inspector Rebus, Book 9
    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • John Rebus,what can I say?

    • By Julie Jones on 03-13-14

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Hide And Seek

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James Macpherson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    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.

    Regular price: $15.98

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