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Rebus: The St Leonard's Years

Rebus: The St Leonard's Years

‘Britain’s best crime novelist’ Daily Express

STRIP JACK

To the outside world, MP Gregor Jack is well-liked and successful. But his carefully nurtured career takes a tumble after a ‘mistake’ during a police raid on a notorious Edinburgh brothel. Then his wife disappears and a couple of bodies float into view where they shouldn’t… Rebus soon realises that not only is the MP’s image tarnishing fast – but someone wants to strip Jack naked – and Rebus wants to know why.

THE BLACK BOOK

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…

MORTAL CAUSES

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.

‘Rankin’s ability to create a credible character, delivering convincing dialogue to complement sinister and hard-hitting plots against vividly detailed atmosphere, is simply awesome’ Time Out
Rebus: The Early Years

Rebus: The Early Years

‘Ian Rankin is a genius’ Lee Child

Knots and Crosses

The very first Rebus novel from the No.1 bestselling author.

‘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.

And then the messages begin to arrive: knotted string and matchstick crosses – taunting Rebus with pieces of a puzzle only he can solve.

Hide and Seek

Inspector Rebus returns in the second novel from ‘Britain’s No.1 crime writer’ (DAILY MIRROR).

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.

Only Rebus seems to care about a death which looks more like a murder every day, about a seductive danger he can almost taste, appealing to the darkest corners of his mind…

Tooth and Nail

Rebus is back, this time on the tail of a serial killer known as the Wolfman…

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 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. But in finding an ally, he may have given his enemies an easy means of attack.
Westwind

Westwind

Discover the lost classic from iconic number one bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES
The bigger the lie, the harder the truth is to believe…

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 betwixt and between.

In America, a space shuttle crashes on landing, killing all but one of the crew on-board: A British man named Mike Dreyfuss, who will become vilified by the US press and protesters.

Halfway across the world, Martin Hepton, an English ground control technician watches as they lose contact with the most advanced satellite in Europe. A colleague of Hepton’s who suspects something strange is going on is signed off sick, and never comes back.

Hepton decides to investigate his friend’s suspicions and his trail leads him to Dreyfuss, the MI6, the American military, and back to his former girlfriend, Jill, who is an up-and-coming journalist with the contacts and the courage to cover the story.

But there is much more at stake than anyone realises – and many more people on their trail than they can possibly evade…
A Song for the Dark Times

A Song for the Dark Times

From the iconic Number One bestseller Ian Rankin, comes one of the must-read books of the year: A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES



‘Genius … Only great novels capture the spirit of the age. This is one of them.’
THE TIMES

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‘He’s gone…’

When his daughter Samantha calls in the dead of night, John Rebus knows it’s not good news. Her husband has been missing for two days.

Rebus fears the worst – and knows from his lifetime in the police that his daughter will be the prime suspect.

He wasn’t the best father – the job always came first – but now his daughter needs him more than ever. But is he going as a father or a detective?

As he leaves at dawn to drive to the windswept coast – and a small town with big secrets – he wonders whether this might be the first time in his life where the truth is the one thing he doesn’t want to find…

PRAISE FOR A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES:

Magnificent … utterly unputdownable and an immersive pleasure’ MARIAN KEYES

‘This is Rankin at his best, Rebus at his best, storytelling that meets the moment and transcends all genres and expectations’ MICHAEL CONNELLY

‘An outstanding addition to one of the finest bodies of work in crime fiction’ MICK HERRON

‘Rankin remains the king of the castle’ THE TIMES

‘Typically compelling’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

‘Masterly storytelling’ SUNDAY EXPRESS

‘Excellent’ LIZ NUGENT

‘The best that the crime genre can offer’ FT

‘Rankin grows better with time . . . Rebus grows ever more compelling’ DAILY MAIL

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PRAISE FOR THE ICONIC NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER:

‘Ian Rankin is a genius’
LEE CHILD

‘A master storyteller’
GUARDIAN

‘Rebus is one of British crime writing’s greatest characters: alongside Holmes, Poirot and Morse’
DAILY MAIL

‘Great fiction, full stop’
THE TIMES

‘One of Britain’s leading novelists in any genre’
NEW STATESMAN

‘Rankin is a phenomenon’
SPECTATOR

‘Worthy of Agatha Christie at her best’
SCOTSMAN

‘The king of crime fiction’
SUNDAY EXPRESS
Rebus's Scotland

Rebus's Scotland

Ian Rankin’s guide to the places in Scotland that have provided inspiration for his bestselling Inspector Rebus novels.

‘A must-have for all Rebus fans’ DAILY EXPRESS

‘His novels are playing a significant part in redefining Scotland’s image of itself in literature’ INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY



In REBUS’S SCOTLAND Ian Rankin uncovers the Scotland that the tourist never sees, highlighting the places that inspired the settings for the Inspector Rebus novels. Rankin also reveals the story of Rebus and how he came into being, who he is, and what his – and Rankin’s – Scotland is like. With over 100 evocative photographs, specially commissioned to reflect the text, REBUS’S SCOTLAND is the perfect gift for anyone interested in Scotland or in the novels of Ian Rankin.
Even Dogs in the Wild

Even Dogs in the Wild

Someone knows where the bodies are buried…

Taut, dark and expertly crafted tale‘ [GUARDIAN] from the No.1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES

‘No one in Britain writes better crime novels today’ Evening Standard

Retirement doesn’t suit John Rebus. He wasn’t made for hobbies, holidays or home improvements. Being a cop is in his blood.

So when DI Siobhan Clarke asks for his help on a case, Rebus doesn’t need long to consider his options.

Clarke’s been investigating the death of a senior lawyer whose body was found along with a threatening note. On the other side of Edinburgh, Big Ger Cafferty – Rebus’s long-time nemesis – has received an identical note and a bullet through his window.

Now it’s up to Clarke and Rebus to connect the dots and stop a killer.

Even Dogs in the Wild brings back Ian Rankin’s greatest characters in a story exploring the darkest corners of our instincts and desires.
The Beat Goes On: The Complete Rebus Stories

The Beat Goes On: The Complete Rebus Stories

There is no detective like DI Rebus – brilliant, irascible and endlessly frustrating both to his friends and his long-suffering bosses. For over two decades he has walked through the dark places of Edinburgh . . .

Now Rebus’s life is revealed through this complete collection of stories, from his early days as a young DC in ‘Dead and Buried’ right up to the dramatic, but not quite final, retirement in ‘The Very Last Drop’.

This is the ultimate Ian Rankin treasure trove – a must for aficionados as well as a superb introduction to anyone looking to experience DI John Rebus, and the dark and twist-filled crimes he has to investigate, for the very first time.
Ian Rankin: The Complete Short Stories

Ian Rankin: The Complete Short Stories

A collection of Rankin’s unbeatable short fiction.

Ian Rankin has amassed an incredible portfolio of short stories, which all share the best qualities of his phenomenally popular novels. Now his two critically acclaimed short story collections – A GOOD HANGING and BEGGARS BANQUET – come together in one volume, along with ATONEMENT – a new Rebus story, written especially for this collection.

A GOOD HANGING – Twelve Inspector Rebus mysteries, including the hanging of a student during the Edinburgh Festival, a gruesome arson attack, and the apparent witnessing of a miracle. Step off the tourist trail and into the macabre heart of Rebus’s Edinburgh.

BEGGARS BANQUET – Ranging from suburban murders to the sinister workings of a serial killer’s mind, here are twenty-one tales all bearing the hallmark of great crime writing. Included are seven Inspector Rebus mysteries, and the Dagger award-winning story ‘Herbert in Motion’.

ATONEMENT – When Rebus comes to the aid of an old friend, he uncovers some hard-to-swallow truths about life, and death, at a local home for the elderly.
Saints of the Shadow Bible

Saints of the Shadow Bible

Old crimes don’t stay buried…

From the No.1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES

‘Ian Rankin is a genius’ Lee Child

‘A first-rate thriller but also a forensic examination of contemporary Scottish society’ INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

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? And does Rebus have anything to hide? His old colleagues called themselves ‘the Saints’, and swore a bond on something called ‘the Shadow Bible’. But times have changed and the crimes of the past may not stay hidden much longer, especially with a referendum on Scottish independence just around the corner.

Who are the saints and who are the sinners? And can the one ever become the other?
Standing in Another Man's Grave

Standing in Another Man's Grave

What price will he pay to get his old life back…?

From the No.1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES

‘This is British crime-writing of the finest, lasting quality‘ DAILY MAIL

Genius … Rankin once again proves himself to be the consummate master of crime‘ SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY

A series of seemingly random disappearances – stretching back to the millennium.
A mother determined to find the truth.
A retired cop desperate to get his old life back…

It’s been some time since Rebus was forced to retire, and he now works as a civilian in a cold-case unit. So when a long-dead case bursts back to life, he can’t resist the opportunity to get his feet under the CID desk once more. But Rebus is as stubborn and anarchic as ever, and he quickly finds himself in deep with pretty much everyone, including DI Siobhan Clarke.

All Rebus wants to do is uncover the truth. The big question is: can he be the man he once was and still stay on the right side of the law?
A Cool Head

A Cool Head

Written specially for the World Book Day Quick Reads promotion.

“My dad used to say to me, ‘Try to keep a cool head and a warm heart’. At least I think it was my dad. I don’t really remember him.”

Gravy worked in the graveyard – hence the name. He was having a normal day until his friend Benjy turned up in a car Gravy didn’t recognise. Benjy had a bullet hole in his chest, but lived just long enough to ask Gravy to hide him and look after his gun. Gravy had looked after things for Benjy before, but never a gun. When Gravy looked in the car he found blood, a balaclava and a bag stuffed with money. Gravy’s not too bright but he wants to help his friend.

So Gravy finds himself caught up in the middle of a robbery gone wrong, a woman who witnessed a murder, and some very unpleasant men who will do anything to get back the money Benjy stole…
Doors Open

Doors Open

‘Rankin is a master story-teller … I read this in one sitting’ Guardian

Mike Mackenzie is a self-made man with too much time on his hands and a bit of the devil in his soul. He is looking for something to liven up the days and settles on a plot to rip-off one of the most high-profile targets in the capital – the National Gallery of Scotland.

So, together with two close friends from the art world, he devises a plan to lift some of the most valuable artwork around. But of course, the real trick is to rob the place – whilst persuading the world that no crime was ever committed…
The Complaints

The Complaints

Unmissable Rankin, as gripping and involving as any Rebus story’ CHOICE; ‘A brilliant book’ GUARDIAN

From the No.1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES

‘On the evidence of THE COMPLAINTS it looks as if Fox will be just as sure-footed a guide to the city as his grizzled predecessor’ DAILY EXPRESS.

Nobody likes The Complaints – they’re the cops who investigate other cops. Complaints and Conduct Department, to give them their full title, but known colloquially as ‘the Dark Side’, or simply ‘The Complaints’. Malcolm Fox works for The Complaints. He’s just had a result, and should be feeling good about himself. But he’s middle-aged, sour and unwell. He also has a father in a care home and a sister who persists in an abusive relationship.

In the midst of an aggressive Edinburgh winter, the reluctant Fox is given a new task. There’s a cop called Jamie Breck, and he’s dirty. Problem is, no one can prove it. But as Fox takes on the job, he learns that there’s more to Breck than anyone thinks. This knowledge will prove dangerous, especially when murder intervenes.
The Flood

The Flood

The book that began Ian Rankin’s phenomenal career.
From the No.1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES


‘The themes that would come to dominate the Rebus books are already here … the blurred boundaries between good and evil; the pull of superstition and myth; the difficulties in escaping and resolving one’s past; the emotional complexities of the male of the species; and, not least, a good mystery‘ TIME OUT

Mary Miller had always been an outcast. Burnt in a chemical mix as a young girl, sympathy for her quickly faded when the young man who pushed her in died in a mining accident just two days later. From then on she was regarded with a mixture of suspicion and fascination by her God-fearing community.

Now, years later, she is a single mother, caught up in a faltering affair with a local teacher. Her son, Sandy, has fallen in love with a strange homeless girl. The search for happiness isn’t easy. Both mother and son must face a dark secret from their past, in the growing knowledge that their small dramas are being played out against a much larger canvas, glimpsed only in symbols and flickering images – of decay and regrowth, of fire and water – of the flood.
The Naming Of The Dead

The Naming Of The Dead

The sixteenth Inspector Rebus novel from ‘Britain’s best crime novelist’ DAILY EXPRESS and No.1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES

‘Rankin just gets better. The topicality and eye for detail are awesome’ Jilly Cooper


‘This is possibly the best novel you will read in your life full stop. Yes, it is that good’ NEWS OF THE WORLD

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. But Rebus has never been one to stick to the rules, and when Siobhan has a very personal reason for hunting down a riot cop, it looks as though both Rebus and Clarke may be up against their own side…
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