Inspector Rebus novels
Set In Darkness
The Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller
Though my soul may set in darkness
Sarah Williams, 'The Old Astronomer to his Pupil'
Edinburgh is about to become the home of the first Scottish Parliament in nigh on three hundred years. Detective Inspector John Rebus is charged with liaison, thanks to its being housed bang in the middle of his St Leonard's patch.
Queensberry House is home not just to new Scotland's rulers-to-be, but to the legend of a young man roasted on a spit by a madman. When the fireplace where the youth died is uncovered, another more recent murder victim is revealed. Days later a third body is found. This time the victim is a prospective MP and the powers that be are on Rebus's back demanding instant answers.
Someone's going to make a lot of money out of Scotland's independence and where there's big money at stake, darkness gathers.
'This is, astonishingly, the eleventh Inspector Rebus novel by a writer who is not yet forty, but whose consistent level of excellence is unmatched in the field of British crime writing'
'An outstanding and highly recommended crime novel from a master in his field'
'Length has not added padding to Rankin's lean outlines; it has added texture. Set in Darkness is rich and complex.'