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Once John Rebus was a Para, served in the elite SAS. Now he's an Edinburgh policeman who spends time evading his memories, missing promotion opportunities, and right now ignoring a series of crank letters. But as the murders go on happening right under his nose, Rebus cannot ignore the presence of a serial killer stalking the city streets any longer. He isn't the only detective working the case,… (more)

 

Knots And Crosses

Inspector John Rebus #1

by Ian Rankin

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...


Hide And Seek

Inspector John Rebus #2

by Ian Rankin

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...


Tooth And Nail

Inspector John Rebus #3

by Ian Rankin

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...


The Black Book: An Inspector Rebus Mystery

Inspector John Rebus #5

by Ian Rankin

The fifth novel featuring Inspector John Rebus, available for the first time as an e-book and with an exclusive introduction by author Ian Rankin.

When the Central Hotel, a place of decidedly unsavory reputation,...


Mortal Causes

Inspector John Rebus #6

by Ian Rankin

The sixth novel featuring Inspector John Rebus, available for the first time as an e-book and with an exclusive introduction by author Ian Rankin.

Inspector John Rebus hates the Edinburgh Festival. He especially...


Let It Bleed: An Inspector Rebus Mystery

Inspector John Rebus #7

by Ian Rankin

The seventh novel featuring Inspector John Rebus, available for the first time as an e-book and featuring an exclusive introduction by author Ian Rankin.

Detective Inspector John Rebus understands that murder...


Black and Blue

Inspector John Rebus #8

Gold Dagger Award 1997

by Ian Rankin

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....


The Hanging Garden

Inspector John Rebus #9

by Ian Rankin

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon... The hanging of four French villagers in World War II... The hanging of an old man in a Scottish cemetary... Seemingly random facts linked to one man...

Detective Inspector John...


Dead Souls

Inspector John Rebus #10

by Ian Rankin

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,...


Set in Darkness

Inspector John Rebus #11

by Ian Rankin

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...


The Falls

Inspector John Rebus #12

by Ian Rankin

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...


Resurrection Men: An Inspector Rebus Novel

Inspector John Rebus #13

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 2004

by 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...


A Question of Blood: An Inspector Rebus Novel

Inspector John Rebus #14

by Ian Rankin

When a former soldier and recluse murders two 17-year-old students at a posh Edinburgh boarding school, Inspector John Rebus immediately suspects there is more to the case than meets the eye.


Fleshmarket Alley: An Inspector Rebus Novel

Inspector John Rebus #15

by Ian Rankin

An illegal immigrant is found murdered in an Edinburgh housing scheme. Rebus is drawn into the case, but has other problems: his old police station has closed for business, and his masters would rather he retire...


The Naming of the Dead

Inspector John Rebus #16

by Ian Rankin

A murder has been committed - but as the victim was a rapist, recently released from prison, no one is too concerned about the crime. That is, until Detective Inspector John Rebus and DS Siobhan Clarke uncover...


Exit Music

Inspector John Rebus #17

by Ian Rankin

It's late in the fall in Edinburgh and late in the career of Detective Inspector John Rebus. As he is simply trying to tie up some loose ends before his retirement, a new case lands on his desk: a dissident...


Standing in Another Man's Grave

Inspector John Rebus #18

by 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...


Saints of the Shadow Bible

Inspector John Rebus #19

by Ian Rankin

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....


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