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John Rebus once served in Britain's elite SAS. Now he's an Edinburgh cop who hides from his memories and misses promotions. To solve brutal murders, he enters the grittiest sides of Edinburgh, the dark heart of contemporary Scotland which lurks behind the elegant and historic buildings. Hard-boiled Inspector Rebus has been described as “the most co…
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Book 1
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Knots and Crosses
An Inspector Rebus Novel (Inspector Rebus Novels (1))
Ian Rankin - Sep 16, 2008 (first published in 1987)
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Detective 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 tabloi...
Book 2
#2
Hide and Seek
An Inspector Rebus Mystery (Inspector Rebus series Book 2)
Ian Rankin - Mar 22, 2011 (first published in 1990)
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The second novel featuring Inspector John Rebus, available for the first time as an e-book and with an exclusive introduction by author Ian Rankin.A junkie, dead in an Edinburgh squat, the body laid out with ritual precision. A girl with a past, running wild and running scared.But who cares? These are the dregs, a squalid society of addicts and der...
Book 3
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Tooth and Nail
An Inspector Rebus Novel (Inspector Rebus series Book 3)
Ian Rankin - Oct 21, 2014 (first published in 1992)
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Scottish homicide detective John Rebus has been sent from "North of the Border" to help London police catch a serial killer with a gruesome M.O. Teamed with a London cop he wants to trust but can't, Rebus lets a beautiful psychologist into the case develops a bizarre portrait of a killer who leaves bite marks and tears on each victim's body. Now it...
Book 4
#4
Strip Jack
An Inspector Rebus Novel (Inspector Rebus series Book 4)
Ian Rankin - Oct 21, 2014 (first published in 1992)
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MP Gregor Jack is caught in an Edinburgh brothel with a prostitute only too keen to show off her considerable assets. When the media horde begins baying for political blood Jack's friends rally round to protect him. But some of those friends - particularly his wife's associates - are not so squeaky clean themselves.Initially Detective Inspector Reb...
Book 5
#5
The Black Book
An Inspector Rebus Mystery (Inspector Rebus series Book 5)
Ian Rankin - Mar 22, 2011 (first published in 1993)
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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, burned to the ground in a mysterious fire, the Edinburgh police were unable to disguise their delight. That is, until a body was found in ...
Book 6
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Mortal Causes
Ian Rankin - Dec 12, 1995 (first published in 1994)
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From behind bars, an Irish paramilitary gangster vows revenge when his son is brutally tortured and murdered, luring Inspector John Rebus into the killing fields of Northern Ireland to prevent a bloodbath. 10,000 first printing....
Book 7
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Let It Bleed
An Inspector Rebus Mystery (Inspector Rebus series Book 7)
Ian Rankin - Mar 22, 2011 (first published in 1995)
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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 is usually very simple. Passion and greed are the most common motives, but when the bodies begin to pile up—two suicides, one murder, and the ...
Book 8
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Black and Blue
Ian Rankin - Nov 24, 2009 (first published in 1997)
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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...
Book 9
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The Hanging Garden
An Inspector Rebus Mystery (Inspector Rebus series Book 9)
Ian Rankin - Jan 05, 2010 (first published in 1998)
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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 m...
Book 10
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Dead Souls
An Inspector Rebus Novel (Inspector Rebus series Book 10)
Ian Rankin - Mar 02, 2010 (first published in 1999)
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Weary, wary, hard-drinking Detective John Rebus returns. 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...
Book 11
#11
Set in Darkness
An Inspector Rebus Novel (Inspector Rebus series Book 11)
Ian Rankin - Apr 01, 2010 (first published in 2000)
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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 Queensbur...
The Falls by Ian Rankin
Resurrection Men by Ian Rankin
A Question of Blood by Ian Rankin
Fleshmarket Alley by Ian Rankin
The Naming of the Dead by Ian Rankin
Exit Music by Ian Rankin
Standing in Another Man's Grave by Ian Rankin
Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin
Even Dogs in the Wild by Ian Rankin
Rather Be the Devil by Ian Rankin
In a House of Lies -- Free Preview (A Rebus Novel) by Ian Rankin
A Song for the Dark Times by Ian Rankin