Knots and Crosses

Knots and Crosses PDF Book Detail Author: Ian Rankin
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1466883634
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 272

Read and Download Ian Rankin book Knots and Crosses in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TKnots and Crosses. This book was released on 2014-10-21 with total page 272 pages. Book excerpt: Inspector John Rebus: His city is being terrorized by a baffling series of murders...and he's tied to a maniac by an invisible knot of blood. Once John Rebus served in Britain's elite SAS. Now he's an Edinburgh cop who hides from his memories, misses promotions and ignores a series of crank letters. But as the ghoulish killings mount and the tabloid headlines scream, Inspector 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.... Knots and Crosses introduces gifted mystery novelist Ian Rankin, a fascinating locale and the most compellingly complex detective hero at work today.

Rebus The Early Years

Rebus  The Early Years PDF Book Detail Author: Ian Rankin
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1398700975
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 756

Read and Download Ian Rankin book Rebus The Early Years in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TRebus The Early Years. This book was released on 2020-07-09 with total page 756 pages. Book excerpt: 'Ian Rankin is a genius' Lee Child Knots and Crosses The very first Rebus novel from the No.1 bestselling author. '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. And then the messages begin to arrive: knotted string and matchstick crosses - taunting Rebus with pieces of a puzzle only he can solve. Hide and Seek Inspector Rebus returns in the second novel from 'Britain's No.1 crime writer' (DAILY MIRROR). 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. Only Rebus seems to care about a death which looks more like a murder every day, about a seductive danger he can almost taste, appealing to the darkest corners of his mind... Tooth and Nail Rebus is back, this time on the tail of a serial killer known as the Wolfman... They call him the Wolfman - because he takes a bite out of his victims and because they found the first victim in the East End's lonely Wolf Street. 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. But in finding an ally, he may have given his enemies an easy means of attack.

The Hanging Garden

The Hanging Garden PDF Book Detail Author: Ian Rankin
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 9781429979566
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 352

Read and Download Ian Rankin book The Hanging Garden in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Hanging Garden. This book was released on 2010-01-05 with total page 352 pages. Book excerpt: The Hanging Gardens of Babylon... The hanging of four French villagers in World War II... The hanging of an old man in a Scottish cemetery... Seemingly random facts linked to one man... Detective Inspector John Rebus is buried under a pile of paperwork generated by his investigations into a suspected war criminal, and his immediate supervisors are more than happy to have him tucked away in a quiet backwater for several months. However, the escalating dispute between upstart Tommy Telford and Big Ger Cafferty's gang soon gives Rebus an escape clause. Telford is known to have close ties to a man nicknamed Mr. Pink Eyes, a brutal gangster running a lucrative business bringing Chechen refugees into Britain to work as prostitutes. And when Rebus takes under his wing a distraught Bosnian call girl, it gives him a personal reason to make sure Telford takes the high road out of town. Within days, Rebus's daughter is the victim of an all-too-professional hit-and-run, and Rebus knows that there's nothing he won't do to bring down prime suspect Tommy Telford--even if it means cutting a deal with the devil. A chilling glimpse into the darkest extremes of human cruelty, a page-turning literary thriller, The Hanging Garden, the ninth entry in Ian Rankin's award-winning series confirms his reputation as a writer of rare and lasting gifts.

Knots Crosses

Knots   Crosses PDF Book Detail Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781407234984
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 394

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The Falls

The Falls PDF Book Detail Author: Ian Rankin
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 142990805X
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 416

Read and Download Ian Rankin book The Falls in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Falls. This book was released on 2007-04-01 with total page 416 pages. Book excerpt: Ian Rankin's John Rebus, arguably the most realistic detective in crime fiction, is a brilliant but troubled man. When a young woman goes missing near his native Edinburgh, Scotland, Rebus finds himself just one small cog in the huge wheel of an inquiry set in motion by her powerfully rich father. Struggling to deal with both his own often-terrifying inner demons as well as the monstrous bureaucracy of the investigative team, Rebus finds himself drawn again and again into the case, desperately searching for the girl's salvation, as well as his own. In time Inspector Rebus uncovers two leads: one, a carved wooden doll stuffed tightly into a tiny casket, and the other the missing girl's possible involvement in a dark, disturbing Internet-based role-playing game. He enlists the help of the tech-savvy DC Siobhan Clarke, who is young enough to know her way around the net, but who may not be old and wise enough to avoid potentially deadly pitfalls and traps. Meanwhile, Rebus tracks down stories of similar caskets and dolls turning up in the area deep into Edinburgh's past, some stretching back to a time when body-snatchers turned into brutal killers. As Rebus and Clarke delve deeper and deeper into these perilous and obscure worlds, ancient and modern evils begin to converge and soon Rebus finds he's besieged by an impenetrable mass of secrets, lies, and deadly deceit that only he can make sense of. In The Falls, a brilliant addition to an award-winning series, both John Rebus and his creator, Ian Rankin, are at the top of their intense and satisfying form.

Dead Souls

Dead Souls PDF Book Detail Author: Ian Rankin
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 9781429908030
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 320

Read and Download Ian Rankin book Dead Souls in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDead Souls. This book was released on 2010-03-02 with total page 320 pages. Book excerpt: Weary, wary, hard-drinking Detective John Rebus returns in author Ian Rankin's internationally acclaimed, award-winning series. As complex and unpredictable as the brooding mists that envelop his Edinburgh beat, Rebus is ever resourceful and determined--but this time, vulnerable and challenged as never before, with complications in his personal life, and events that shake him to the depths of his being.... 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 tony flats of the Scottish chic, Rebus uncovers a chain of crime, deceit, and hidden sins--knowing it's himself he's really trying to save.... Ian Rankin's Dead Souls is "crime writing of the highest order" (Daily Express).

Set in Darkness

Set in Darkness PDF Book Detail Author: Ian Rankin
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 9781429979573
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 320

Read and Download Ian Rankin book Set in Darkness in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSet in Darkness. This book was released on 2010-04-01 with total page 320 pages. Book excerpt: On the eve of the first Scottish parliament in three hundred years, Edinburgh is a city rife with political passions and expectations. Queensbury House, the home of Scotland's new rulers, falls in the middle of John Rebus' turf, keeping him busy with ceremonial tasks. That quickly changes, however, when a long-dead body is discovered in a Queensbury House fireplace, a homeless man throws himself off a bridge - leaving behind a suitcase full of cash - and an up-and-coming politician is found murdered. The links between the three deaths lead Rebus to a confrontation with one of Edinburgh's most notorious criminals, a man he thought he'd put in jail for life. Someone's going to make a lot of money out of Scotland's independence - and, as Inspector Rebus knows all too well, where there's big money at stake, darkness gathers. Set in Darkness is another chilling and intelligent crime novel from master of the genre Ian Rankin.

Knots And Crosses

Knots And Crosses PDF Book Detail Author: Ian Rankin
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 140910771X
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 256

Read and Download Ian Rankin book Knots And Crosses in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TKnots And Crosses. This book was released on 2008-09-18 with total page 256 pages. Book excerpt: Discover how it all began in the very first Rebus novel from 'Britain's No.1 crime writer' Daily Mirror '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. And then the messages begin to arrive: knotted string and matchstick crosses - taunting Rebus with pieces of a puzzle only he can solve.

The Black Book

The Black Book PDF Book Detail Author: Ian Rankin
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 9780312565640
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 336

Read and Download Ian Rankin book The Black Book in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Black Book. This book was released on 2009-08-04 with total page 336 pages. Book excerpt: Five years ago, a mysterious fire burned Edinburgh's seed Central Hotel to ashes. Long-forgotten and unsolved, the case reappears when a charred body--with a bullet in its head--is found amongst the ruins. Inspector John Rebus knows that his superiors would rather he let sleeping dogs lie. 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 upon layer of unspeakable secrets to arrive at the truth. . . The Sunday Telegraph raves, "No one captures the noirish side of the city as well as Rankin," and The Black Book is one of his best.

Dirty Work Ian Rankin and John Rebus Book By Book

Dirty Work  Ian Rankin and John Rebus Book By Book PDF Book Detail Author: Ray Dexter
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1326424580
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages :

Read and Download Ray Dexter book Dirty Work Ian Rankin and John Rebus Book By Book in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDirty Work Ian Rankin and John Rebus Book By Book. This book was released on 2015-09-23 with total page pages. Book excerpt: The unauthorised and ambitiously defintive guide to Ian Rankin and John Rebus... In 1987 Ian Rankin published the first John Rebus book; even he didn't know what he was unleashing. Nearly thirty years later Rankin and Rebus are the kings of crime fiction, but they are more than that. The books are cultural history of Scotland too. This is the all-purpose handbook to the John Rebus universe. Contained in this volume is everything you could reasonably want to know about the books, their creation and the characters within them, from the birth of the character to the old man staring retirement in the face. The book will answer such questions as: why is Rankin obsessed with Saabs? Why doesn't Siobhan Clarke age but perhaps more importantly it will get to the heart of why we all love John Rebus so much.

Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin PDF Book Detail Author: Erin E. MacDonald
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786471883
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 455

Read and Download Erin E. MacDonald book Ian Rankin in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TIan Rankin. This book was released on 2020-06-08 with total page 455 pages. Book excerpt: Ian Rankin is considered by many to be Scotland's greatest living crime fiction author. Most well known for his Inspector Rebus series--which has earned critical acclaim as well as scores of fans worldwide--Rankin is a prolific author whose other works include spy thrillers, nonfiction books and articles, short stories, novels, graphic novels, audio recordings, television/film, and plays. This companion--the first to provide a complete look at all of his writings--includes alphabetized entries on Rankin's works, characters, and themes; a biography; a chronology; maps of Rebus' Edinburgh; and an annotated bibliography. A champion of both Edinburgh and Scotland, Rankin continues to combine engaging entertainment with socio-political commentary showing Edinburgh as a microcosm of Scotland, and Scotland as a microcosm of the world. His writing investigates questions of Scottish identity, British history, masculinity, and contemporary culture while providing mystery readers with complex, suspenseful plots, realistic character development, and a unique mix of American hard-boiled and procedural styles with Scottish dialects and sensibilities.

Black and Blue

Black and Blue PDF Book Detail Author: Ian Rankin
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 9781429979559
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 352

Read and Download Ian Rankin book Black and Blue in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TBlack and Blue. This book was released on 2010-04-01 with total page 352 pages. Book excerpt: Bible John killed three women, and took three souvenirs. Johnny Bible killed to steal his namesake's glory. Oilman Allan Mitchelson died for his principles. And convict Lenny Spaven died just to prove a point. "Bible John" terrorized Glasgow in the sixties and seventies, murdering three women he met in a local ballroom--and he was never caught. Now a copycat is at work. Nicknamed "Bible Johnny" by the media, he is a new menace with violent ambitions. The Bible Johnny case would be perfect for Inspector John Rebus, but after a run-in with a crooked senior officer, he's been shunted aside to one of Edinburgh's toughest suburbs, where he investigates the murder of an off-duty oilman. His investigation takes him north to the oil rigs of Aberdeen, where he meets the Bible Johnny media circus head-on. Suddenly caught in the glare of the television cameras and in the middle of more than one investigation, Rebus must proceed with caution: One mistake could mean an unpleasant and not particularly speedy death, or, worse still, losing his job. Written with Ian Rankin's signature wit, style and intricacy, Black and Blue is a novel of uncommon and unforgettable intrigue.

Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek PDF Book Detail Author: Ian Rankin
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312536930
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 272

Read and Download Ian Rankin book Hide and Seek in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THide and Seek. This book was released on 2008-09-16 with total page 272 pages. Book excerpt: When Detective Inspector John Rebus investigates the death of a junkie, he uncovers bizarre links between Edinburgh's dark underside and its staid, proper middle-class society, and finds his own life threatened by his search for the truth. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Mortal Causes

Mortal Causes PDF Book Detail Author: Ian Rankin
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 9780312565633
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 320

Read and Download Ian Rankin book Mortal Causes in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMortal Causes. This book was released on 2009-08-18 with total page 320 pages. Book excerpt: 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--amongst 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. Once again, Ian Rankin has demonstrated his incredible crime writing skills in Mortal Causes.

A Good Hanging

A Good Hanging PDF Book Detail Author: Ian Rankin
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1429908076
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 320

Read and Download Ian Rankin book A Good Hanging in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TA Good Hanging. This book was released on 2010-12-07 with total page 320 pages. Book excerpt: A Good Hanging contains twelve remarkable, gritty stories starring Detective Inspector John Rebus in his home city of Edinburgh, as only Ian Rankin can portray it: not just the tearooms and cobbled streets of the tourist brochures, but a modern urban metropolis with a full range of criminals and their victims--blackmailers, peeping Toms, and more than one kind of murderer. It's a city like any other, a city that gives birth to crimes of passion, accidents, and long-hidden jealousy, and a city in which criminal minds find it all too easy to fade into the shadows. As dedicated readers of the series well know, nobody is better equipped to delve into Edinburgh's back alleys and smoky pubs than Rebus, and no one better able to illuminate his world than Ian Rankin.

Tooth and Nail

Tooth and Nail PDF Book Detail Author: Ian Rankin
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312545260
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 290

Read and Download Ian Rankin book Tooth and Nail in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TTooth and Nail. This book was released on 2008-11-11 with total page 290 pages. Book excerpt: Assisting the London police in the investigation into a serial killer who leaves bite marks on his victim's necks, Scottish homicide detective John Rebus struggles with differences in personal style with his British partner. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Let It Bleed

Let It Bleed PDF Book Detail Author: Ian Rankin
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 9780312586485
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 368

Read and Download Ian Rankin book Let It Bleed in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TLet It Bleed. This book was released on 2009-11-24 with total page 368 pages. Book excerpt: In the dark days and biting windstorms of an Edinburgh winter, two drop-out kids dive off the towering Forth Road Bridge. A civic office is spattered by a grisly gun-blast. Two suicides and a murder that just don't add up, unless John Rebus can crunch the numbers. Following a trail that snakes through stark alleys and sad bars, shredded files and lacerated lives, Rebus finds himself up against an airtight, murderous conglomerate on the make in every arena of power. It's leeching the life and soul out of his city and, if it can, him too... It may be Inspector Rebus' toughest case ever in Let It Bleed, from brilliant crime writer Ian Rankin.