Inspector Rebus
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  • 1
    Knots and Crosses | Ian Rankin

    Knots and Crosses

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By James Macpherson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    '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.

    Great Story - Terrible Narrator !

    Yes the narrator.

    Reviewed on 29 June 2016 by Jacqui (NSW, Australia.)
  • 2
    Hide And Seek | Ian Rankin

    Hide And Seek

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By James Macpherson
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    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.

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  • 3
    Tooth and Nail | Ian Rankin

    Tooth and Nail

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By James Macpherson
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    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.

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  • 4
    Strip Jack | Ian Rankin

    Strip Jack

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By Samuel Gillies
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    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.

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    Strip Jack | Ian Rankin

    Strip Jack

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By James MacPherson
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    Gregor Jack, MP, well-liked, young, married to the fiery Elizabeth - to the outside world a very public success story. But Jack's carefully nurtured career plans take a tumble after a 'mistake' during a police raid on a notorious Edinburgh brothel. Then Elizabeth disappears, a couple of bodies float into view where they shouldn't, and a lunatic speaks from his asylum...

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  • 5
    The Black Book | Ian Rankin

    The Black Book

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By James Macpherson
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    When a close colleague is brutally attacked, Inspector John Rebus is drawn into a case involving a hotel fire, an unidentified body, and a long forgotten night of terror and murder. Pursued by dangerous ghosts and tormented by the coded secrets of his colleague's notebook, Rebus must piece together the most complex and confusing of jigsaws. But not everyone wants the puzzle solved - perhaps not even Rebus himself ...

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  • 6
    Mortal Causes | Ian Rankin

    Mortal Causes

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By James Macpherson
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    (5)
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    (5)
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    It is August in Edinburgh and the Festival is in full swing... A brutally tortured body is discovered in one of the city's ancient subterranean streets and marks on the corpse cause Rebus to suspect the involvement of sectarian activists. The prospect of a terrorist atrocity in a city heaving with tourists is almost unthinkable. When the victim turns out to be the son of a notorious gangster, Rebus realises he is sitting atop a volcano of mayhem - and it's just about to erupt.

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  • 7
    Let it Bleed | Ian Rankin

    Let it Bleed

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By James MacPherson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Struggling through another Edinburgh winter Rebus finds himself sucked into a web of intrigue that throws up more questions than answers. Was the Lord Provost's daughter kidnapped or just another runaway? Why is a city councillor shredding documents that should have been waste paper years ago? And why on earth is Rebus invited to a clay pigeon shoot at the home of the Scottish Office's Permanent Secretary?

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  • 8
    Black and Blue: Inspector Rebus, Book 8 | Ian Rankin

    Black and Blue: Inspector Rebus, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By James Macpherson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Rebus is juggling four cases trying to nail one killer - who might just lead back to the infamous Bible John. And he's doing it under the scrutiny of an internal inquiry led by a man he has just accused of taking backhanders from Glasgow's Mr Big. As if this wasn't enough, there are TV cameras at his back investigating a miscarriage of justice, making Rebus a criminal in the eyes of a million or more viewers. Just one mistake is likely to mean an unpleasant and not particularly speedy death or, worse still, losing his job.

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  • 9
    The Hanging Garden | Ian Rankin

    The Hanging Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By James Macpherson
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    DI Rebus is buried under a pile of paperwork but an escalating dispute between the upstart Tommy Telford and Big Ger Cafferty's gang gives Rebus an escape clause. Telford is known to have close links with a Chechen gangster bringing refugees into Britain as prostitutes. When Rebus takes under his wing a distraught Bosnian call girl, it gives him a personal reason to make sure Telford goes back to Paisley and pronto.

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  • 10
    Dead Souls | Ian Rankin

    Dead Souls

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By James Macpherson
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    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.

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  • 11
    Set In Darkness | Ian Rankin

    Set In Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By James Macpherson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

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  • 12
    The Falls: An Inspector Rebus Novel, Book 12 | Ian Rankin

    The Falls: An Inspector Rebus Novel, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By James Macpherson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A student has gone missing in Edinburgh - completely out of character. She's not just any student, though, but the daughter of extremely well-to-do and influential bankers. There's almost nothing to go on until Detective Inspector John Rebus gets an unmistakable gut feeling that there's more to this than just another runaway spaced out on unaccustomed freedom or worse.

    Excellent

    Another great John Rebus story from Ian Rankin . I thoroughly enjoyed the storyline and the narration was excellent .

    Reviewed on 26 August 2016 by shelly graham-smith ()
  • 13
    Resurrection Men | Ian Rankin

    Resurrection Men

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By James Macpherson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
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    Rebus is off the case - literally. A few days into the murder inquiry of an Edinburgh art dealer, Rebus blows up at a colleague. He is sent to the Scottish Police College for 'retraining' - in other words, he's in the Last Chance Saloon. Rebus is assigned to an old, unsolved case, but there are those in his team who have their own secrets - and they'll stop at nothing to protect them. Rebus is also asked to act as a go-between for gangster 'Big Ger' Cafferty.

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  • 14
    A Question of Blood | Ian Rankin

    A Question of Blood

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By James Macpherson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

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  • 15
    Fleshmarket Close | Ian Rankin

    Fleshmarket Close

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By James Macpherson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
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    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.

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  • 16
    The Naming of the Dead | Ian Rankin

    The Naming of the Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By James Macpherson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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 evidence that a serial killer is on the loose...When Rebus also starts looking into the apparent suicide of an MP, he is abruptly warned off the case, not least because the G8 leaders have gathered in Scotland, and Rebus's bosses want him well out of the way.

    Great Scottish story

    Great storyline, very nice voice to listen to. I enjoyed the different character voices. It was really enjoyable. Thank you.

    Reviewed on 21 February 2015 by Stacey ()
  • 17
    Exit Music | Ian Rankin

    Exit Music

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By James Macpherson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

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  • 18
    Standing in Another Man's Grave: A Rebus Novel | Ian Rankin

    Standing in Another Man's Grave: A Rebus Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By James Macpherson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Its 25 years since John Rebus appeared on the scene, and 5 years since he retired. But 2012 sees his return in Standing in Another Man’s Grave. Not only is Rebus as stubborn and anarchic as ever, but he finds himself in trouble with Rankin's latest creation, Malcolm Fox of Edinburgh's internal affairs unit. Added to which, Rebus may be about to derail the career of his ex-colleague Siobhan Clarke, while himself being permanently derailed by mob boss and old adversary Big Ger Cafferty. But all Rebus wants to do is discover the truth about a series of seemingly unconnected disappearances....

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  • 19
    Saints of the Shadow Bible | Ian Rankin

    Saints of the Shadow Bible

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By James MacPherson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
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    Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller Ian Rankin returns with his gripping new Rebus novel. Unabridged edition featuring a bonus interview with Ian Rankin and James MacPherson. Rebus is back on the force, albeit with a demotion and a chip on his shoulder. A 30-year-old case is being reopened, and Rebus's team from back then is suspected of foul play. With Malcolm Fox as the investigating officer are the past and present about to collide in a shocking and murderous fashion?

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  • 20
    Even Dogs in the Wild | Ian Rankin

    Even Dogs in the Wild

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By James Macpherson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34)
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    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.

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  • 21
    Rather Be the Devil: Inspector Rebus 21 | Ian Rankin

    Rather Be the Devil: Inspector Rebus 21

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By James Macpherson
    Overall
    (6)
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    (5)
    Story
    (6)

    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.

    Rebus still the best

    Held tension throughout; pure Rebus; Ian Rankin has not lost his edge; James Macpherson is a great narrator.

    Reviewed on 04 December 2016 by Mrs ()