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  • Ian Rankin

    Miles Flint is a government spy who has been making some serious mistakes. His last assignment led to the death of a foreign official in London, and after getting too close to his current subject, he wound up in police custody. But something is wrong at the agency that has nothing to do with Miles’s errors. Why did his last suspect know more about Miles’s assignment than Miles did? Why have so many operatives recently resigned? Has the agency hired someone to watch him? Despite the Director’s assurances, Miles begins his own internal investigation, to the dismay of his colleagues and even his wife. Then Miles is sent to Belfast to oversee the arrest of two suspected...read more

  • Ian Rankin

    There is no detective like Ian Rankin's Detective Inspector John Rebus, a man The New Yorker calls 'the ideal sleuth.' 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. From his beginnings as a young Detective Constable in Dead and Buried right up to his dramatic, but not quite final, retirement in The Very Last Drop, Rebus shines in these stories, confirming his status as one of crime...read more

  • Ian Rankin

    A gripping original story for BBC Radio 4 by award-winning crime writer Ian Rankin, written for the landmark Radio 4 Book at Bedtime slot Saughton Prison, Edinburgh. 1962. Prison guard Thomas Scott watches over a condemned man sentenced to hang for the murder of his wife. His prisoner is a guilty man, that’s for sure. William Telfer has done enough bad things in his life. And Scott has been in his job long enough to know that guilty men often proclaimed their innocence right up until the moment the noose was placed around their necks. But as they wait out the days until his execution, Scott begins to suspect that Telfer is innocent of this murder. An innocent man could be...read more

  • Ian Rankin

    Ron Donachie stars in this two-part dramatisation of Ian Rankin's crime thriller set in Edinburgh and the Highlands in 1992. Inspector Rebus is investigating the death of an MP's wife when an Edinburgh man confesses to the murder of two women. Rebus, however, is not convinced. Much to his superior's dismay, Rebus ignores the confession and disappears north to investigate a wild party deep in the Scottish countryside. Featuring Andy Clark, Lisa Gardner, Gavin Kean, Liam Brennan, Douglas Russell, Robin Laing, Emma Currie, Lewis Howden, Monica Gibb and Laurie Brown. Other parts played by the cast. Adapted by Chris Dolan. Producer/director Bruce...read more

  • Ian Rankin

    »Men här, i Edinburgh! Det är ju otänkbart.« Det »otänkbara« är att två flickor har försvunnit och hittats mördade. Och nu är en tredje flicka försvunnen; förmodligen har hon gått samma tragiska öde till mötes. Kommissarie John Rebus som röker och dricker för mycket, och vars egen dotter har flyttat ifrån honom tillsammans med hans desillusionerade före detta hustru är en av de många poliser som är på jakt efter mördaren. Rebus är själv jagad av sitt förflutna. Och snart börjar han få anonyma brev med knutar på snören, tändstickor i kors och förbryllande innehåll som leder honom in i en lek vars regler han inte känner till. En lek på liv och...read more

  • Ian Rankin

    For the first time in the US, this timeless cat-and-mouse classic from the Edgar Award-winning 'genius' examines political tensions in an era of espionage (Lee Child, bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series). In Europe, the Americans are pulling out their troops in a tide of isolationism. Britain, torn between loyalties to America and the continent, is caught in the middle. Across the pond, a space shuttle crashes on landing, killing all but one of the crew on board: A British citizen named Mike Dreyfuss, who will become vilified by the US press and protesters. Halfway across the world, at English ground control headquarters, Martin Hepton watches with dismay as they lose...read more

  • Ian Rankin

    #1 in Inspector Rebus Series 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. 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.... “Ian Rankin is up there among the best crime novelists at work today.” - Michael Connelly “A superior series.” - The New York Times Book Review “Ian Rankin, you cannot go wrong.” - The Boston Globe “A novelist of great scope, depth, and...read more

  • Ian Rankin

    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. “Ian Rankin’s Scottish police procedurals are so gritty you have to pick the shards out of your teeth when you finish one, and Black and Blue is as flinty as they come.” — The New York Times Book Review “Reading [Ian Rankin] is like watching somebody juggle a dozen bottles of single malt without...read more

  • Ian Rankin

    Gregor Jack, en högt ansedd ledamot av det skotska parlamentet, har allt. Han är ung, rik och charmerande, och har en vacker hustru - Elizabeth. Men han har också en garderob överfull av skelett, och när han åker fast under en polisrazzia på en av Edinburghs bordeller börjar hans korthus rasa. John Rebus kopplas in - och anar att det är en fälla. Gregor Jacks hustru försvinner. Rebus avslöjar en härva av orgier, fylleslag och falsk vänskap. Och så hittas Elizabeths illa misshandlade kropp i en närliggande flod. Rebus får ett nytt uppdrag: att hitta en mördare som har alla ess på hand. IAN RANKIN är en skotsk författare som blivit känd världen över för sin...read more

  • Ian Rankin

    Då en nära kollega blir brutalt överfallen dras John Rebus in i ett fall som inbegriper en hotellbrand, en oidentifierad kropp och en sedan länge bortglömd natt av skräck och mord. Förföljd av farliga gestalter ur det förflutna och plågad av de kodade hemligheterna i sin kollegas anteckningsbok måste Rebus få ihop bitarna i det mest komplexa och förvirrande av pussel. Men det är inte alla som vill att pusslet ska lösas - kanske inte ens Rebus själv ... Den svarta boken är den femte romanen i den hyllade serien om kommissarie John Rebus och ges nu för första gången ut på svenska, i översättning av Nils Larsson. IAN RANKIN är en skotsk författare som blivit...read more

  • Ian Rankin

    En missbrukare hittas död i ett ockuperat hyreshus i Edinburgh, liggande som ett kors på golvet med utsträckta armar mellan två nedbrända stearinljus, och med en femuddig stjärna slarvigt målad på väggen ovanför. Bara ännu en död missbrukare - tills kommissarie John Rebus börjar gräva sig djupare ner i den likgiltighet och svekfullhet, det förräderi och den smuts som lurar bakom Edinburghs putsade fasad. Ingen annan än John Rebus verkar bry sig om dödsfallet, som alltmer börjar likna ett mord. Här finns en förförisk fara som han nästan kan känna smaken av - något som talar till de mörkaste delarna av hans psyke IAN RANKIN är en skotsk författare som blivit...read more

  • Ian Rankin

    “In Rankin, you cannot go wrong.” ––The Boston Globe “A superior series.” ––The New York Times Book Review “Reading [Ian Rankin] is like watching somebody juggle a dozen bottles of single malt without spilling a drop.” ––Kirkus Reviews (starred review) 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,...read more

  • Ian Rankin

    Three friends descend upon an art auction in search of some excitement. Mike Mackenzie-retired software mogul, bachelor and fine art enthusiast-wants something that money can't buy. Fellow art-lover Allan Cruickshank is bored with his banking career and burdened by a painful divorce. And Robert Gissing, an art professor, is frustrated that so many paintings stay hidden in corporate boardrooms, safes and private apartments. After the auction-and a chance encounter with crime boss Chib Calloway-Robert and Allan suggest the 'liberation' of several paintings from the National Gallery, hoping Mike will dissuade them. Instead, he hopes they are serious. As enterprising girlfriends, clever...read more

  • Ian Rankin

    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. After the woman's badly beaten body shows up, it becomes Rebus' job to find the killer. Is the MP really self-destructing as circumstances suggest? Or is a bitter enemy out to get him? Suddenly Rebus finds himself facing off with a cunning killer who...read more

  • Ian Rankin

    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 major inquiry into a neighboring police force sees Malcolm Fox and his colleagues cast adrift, unsure of territory, protocol, or who they can trust. An entire station-house looks to have been compromised, but as Fox digs deeper he finds the trail leads him back in time to the suicide of a prominent politician and activist. There are secrets buried in the past, and reputations on the line. In his newest pulse-pounding thriller, Ian Rankin holds up a mirror to an age of fear and...read more

  • Ian Rankin

    John Rebus returns to investigate the disappearances of three women from the same road over ten years. 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. Necessary work, but it's not exactly...read more

  • Ian Rankin

    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...read more

  • Ian Rankin

    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. Now Rebus can't determine if he's been set up for a fall or if his disgraced classmates are as ruthless as he suspects. When Detective Sergeant Siobhan Clarke discovers that her investigation of an art dealer's murder is tied to Rebus's inquiry, the two-protege and mentor-join forces. Soon they find...read more

  • Ian Rankin

    A colleague's suicide. Pedophiles. A missing child. A serial killer. Driven by instinct and experience, John Rebus searches for connections, against official skepticism. Soldiering through dank, desperate slums and the tony flats of the Scottish elite, Inspector Rebus uncovers a chain of crime, deceit, and hidden sins--knowing it's really himself he's trying to...read more

  • Ian Rankin

    Rebus comes out of retirement...to save his nemesis. 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. Malcolm Fox is feeling useless. Shunned by his colleagues because of his past in the Complaints bureau, he's been reassigned to a grunt detail, helping a surveillance team -- one that...read more