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    • 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 437
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 391
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 393

    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
    • I've Read Mixed Reviews and Can Marry Them

    • By Steve Mac on 02-13-16

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Saints of the Shadow Bible

    • Inspector Rebus, Book 19
    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James Macpherson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 329
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 291
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 289

    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

    • Fleshmarket Close

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James Macpherson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great read

    • By Gail J Elverd on 05-15-18

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Strip Jack

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: Samuel Gillies
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 146
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 147

    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

    • Resurrection Men

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James Macpherson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    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

    • Exit Music

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James Macpherson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    It's late autumn in Edinburgh and late autumn in the career of Detective Inspector Rebus. As he 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. By apparent coincidence, a delegation of Russian businessmen is in town - and everyone is determined that the case should be closed quickly and clinically.

    Regular price: $26.64

    • Set In Darkness

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James Macpherson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    Edinburgh is about to become the home of the first Scottish parliament in 300 years. As political passions run high, DI John Rebus is charged with liaison, thanks to the new parliament being resident in Queensbury House, bang in the middle of his patch. But Queensbury House has its own, dark past. Legend has it that a young man was roasted there on a spit by a madman. When the fireplace where the youth died is uncovered another more recent murder victim is found.

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Dead Souls

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James Macpherson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Stalking a poisoner at the local zoo, Inspector John Rebus comes across a paedophile taking pictures of children. When the social workers claim he is there for legitimate educational reasons, Rebus is faced with a dilemma - should he be outed to protect local kids or given a chance to start anew? As the locals begin a hate campaign, Rebus gets a call from the past: The son of a friend has gone missing, and no one else will make time to ask the right questions.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Didn't grab me

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-30-16

    Regular price: $26.64

    • 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 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Book yet!

    • By Lyn on 02-15-17

    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 162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 146

    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: $10.49

    • 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 329
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 298
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 295

    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

    • The Black Book

    • Inspector Rebus, Book 5
    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James Macoherson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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.

    Regular price: $10.11

    • Bleeding Hearts

    • Jack Harvey, Book 2
    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: Jamie Glover
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    A TV reporter is murdered with a single bullet wound to the heart. The twist in the tale is that, this time, it's the man who fired the bullet who's asking all the questions. Michael Weston wants to know why the police were on his tail so quickly. His first task is to find the writer of his pay cheque, the second is to make sure he doesn't get caught.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not Ian Rankin's Best

    • By Bellzon on 05-13-16

    Regular price: $9.69

    • Standing in Another Man's Grave

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James Macpherson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 383
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 323
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 321

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rebus is back!

    • By susan on 01-23-13

    Regular price: $22.80

    • 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 158
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134

    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: $10.49

    • Tooth and Nail

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: Samuel Gillies
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 249
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 165

    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

    • The Naming of the Dead

    • An Inspector Rebus Novel
    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James Macpherson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    The leaders of the free world descend on Scotland for an international conference, and every cop in the country is needed for front-line duty - except one. John Rebus' reputation precedes him, and his bosses don't want him anywhere near Presidents Bush and Putin, which explains why he's manning an abandoned police station when a call comes in. During a preconference dinner at Edinburgh Castle, a delegate has fallen to his death. Accident, suicide, or something altogether more sinister?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love living in Rebus' world

    • By Maine Knitter on 06-11-17

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Naming of the Dead

    • An Inspector Rebus Novel
    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: James Gale
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    When world leaders descend on Scotland for a conference, every cop is needed to control the protestors in Edinburgh's streets - except one. Inspector John Rebus' reputation precedes him, so while presidents confer in isolated splendor, Rebus mans an empty police station, where he can't offend any visiting dignitaries. When a delegate falls to his death, Rebus is given what looks like a simple suicide report to write. But even as he keeps it out of the headlines, he probes where no probing is wanted.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, Sound problems

    • By Greg on 10-15-11

    Regular price: $17.09

    • 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 206
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 184
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 188

    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: $10.49

    • 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

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