Knots and Crosses

An Inspector Rebus Novel

Author: Ian Rankin

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1466883634

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Inspector 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 tabloid headlines scream, Inspector Rebus cannot stop the feverish shrieks from within his own mind. Because he isn't just one cop trying to catch a killer, he's the man who's got all the pieces to the puzzle.... Knots and Crosses introduces gifted mystery novelist Ian Rankin, a fascinating locale and the most compellingly complex detective hero at work today.


Dead Souls

An Inspector Rebus Novel

Author: Ian Rankin

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429908030

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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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, 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 suicide. Pedophiles. A missing child. A serial killer. You never know your luck, muses Rebus. Driven by instinct and experience, he searches for connections, against official skepticism. But at night, unsoothed by whiskey, Rebus faces his ghosts--and the prospect of his daughter's possibly permanent paralysis. Soldiering through dank, desperate slums and the tony flats of the Scottish chic, Rebus uncovers a chain of crime, deceit, and hidden sins--knowing it's himself he's really trying to save.... Ian Rankin's Dead Souls is "crime writing of the highest order" (Daily Express).

Sein Blut soll fließen

Thriller

Author: Ian Rankin

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641028388

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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Knallhart und atemberaubend spannend Gordon Reeve hat seine Vergangenheit bei der Spezialeinheit SAS längst hinter sich gelassen: Mit seiner Frau und seinem kleinen Sohn führt er ein friedliches Leben als Survival Trainer in den Schottischen Highlands. Doch als sein Bruder ums Leben kommt, seine Familie beschattet und sein Haus überwacht wird, werden die Erinnerungen wach. Erinnerungen an seine Zeit als Undercover-Agent. Und an seinen damaligen Partner, der sein schlimmster Feind wurde. Nun ist seine Nemesis zurück – und Gordons härtester Kampf hat gerade erst begonnen ...

Knots & Crosses

An Inspector Rebus Novel

Author: Ian Rankin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780752809427

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 225

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

The Falls

An Inspector Rebus Novel

Author: Ian Rankin

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 142990805X

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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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 one small cog in the huge wheel of an inquiry set in motion by her powerfully rich father. Struggling to deal with both his own often-terrifying inner demons as well as the monstrous bureaucracy of the investigative team, Rebus finds himself drawn again and again into the case, desperately searching for the girl's salvation, as well as his own. In time Inspector Rebus uncovers two leads: one, a carved wooden doll stuffed tightly into a tiny casket, and the other the missing girl's possible involvement in a dark, disturbing Internet-based role-playing game. He enlists the help of the tech-savvy DC Siobhan Clarke, who is young enough to know her way around the net, but who may not be old and wise enough to avoid potentially deadly pitfalls and traps. Meanwhile, Rebus tracks down stories of similar caskets and dolls turning up in the area deep into Edinburgh's past, some stretching back to a time when body-snatchers turned into brutal killers. As Rebus and Clarke delve deeper and deeper into these perilous and obscure worlds, ancient and modern evils begin to converge and soon Rebus finds he's besieged by an impenetrable mass of secrets, lies, and deadly deceit that only he can make sense of. In The Falls, a brilliant addition to an award-winning series, both John Rebus and his creator, Ian Rankin, are at the top of their intense and satisfying form.

Das Gesetz des Sterbens

Kriminalroman

Author: Ian Rankin

Publisher: Manhattan

ISBN: 3641183073

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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In seinem 20. Fall ermittelt John Rebus gemeinsam mit Siobhan Clarke und Malcolm Fox. Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke untersucht den Tod eines Edinburgher Anwalts, der von einem Einbrecher in seiner Wohnung getötet wurde. Doch der Fall wird rätselhaft, als man eine anonyme Botschaft an den Anwalt findet: "Ich bringe dich um für das, was du getan hast." Dieselbe Botschaft hat auch Edinburghs Unterweltgröße Big Ger Cafferty erhalten, kurz bevor auf ihn geschossen wird. Cafferty bleibt unverletzt, schweigt aber über mögliche Feinde. Schließlich bittet Clarke den kürzlich in den Ruhestand versetzten John Rebus um Hilfe. Er ist der Einzige, mit dem Cafferty zu sprechen bereit ist. Steckt hinter den Taten ein Verbrecherclan aus Glasgow? Dem geht DI Malcolm Fox nach, während Rebus eine andere Spur verfolgt. Die führt ihn in Edinburghs Vergangenheit, zu einem Haus, in dem Schreckliches geschehen ist ...

Set in Darkness

An Inspector Rebus Novel

Author: Ian Rankin

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429979573

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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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 Queensbury House fireplace, a homeless man throws himself off a bridge - leaving behind a suitcase full of cash - and an up-and-coming politician is found murdered. The links between the three deaths lead Rebus to a confrontation with one of Edinburgh's most notorious criminals, a man he thought he'd put in jail for life. Someone's going to make a lot of money out of Scotland's independence - and, as Inspector Rebus knows all too well, where there's big money at stake, darkness gathers. Set in Darkness is another chilling and intelligent crime novel from master of the genre Ian Rankin.


Black and Blue

An Inspector Rebus Mystery

Author: Ian Rankin

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429979559

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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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 a copycat is at work. Nicknamed "Bible Johnny" by the media, he is a new menace with violent ambitions. The Bible Johnny case would be perfect for Inspector John Rebus, but after a run-in with a crooked senior officer, he's been shunted aside to one of Edinburgh's toughest suburbs, where he investigates the murder of an off-duty oilman. His investigation takes him north to the oil rigs of Aberdeen, where he meets the Bible Johnny media circus head-on. Suddenly caught in the glare of the television cameras and in the middle of more than one investigation, Rebus must proceed with caution: One mistake could mean an unpleasant and not particularly speedy death, or, worse still, losing his job. Written with Ian Rankin's signature wit, style and intricacy, Black and Blue is a novel of uncommon and unforgettable intrigue.


Die Seelen der Toten

Ein Inspector-Rebus-Roman 10

Author: Ian Rankin

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641113938

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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Ein Fehler von Detective Inspector Rebus führt zur Vorverurteilung eines Kindermörders in der Presse – eine heikle Situation für die Edinburgher Polizei. Doch das ist nicht das einzige Problem das Rebus beschäftigt. Der Tod eines Freundes und das Schicksal seiner gelähmten Tochter quälen ihn. Zu allem Überfluss muss er auch noch den frisch entlassenen Serienkiller Cary Oakes überwachen, damit er nicht auch ein Opfer der Öffentlichkeit wird. Cary Oakes nutzt die Gelegenheit für ein so perfides wie makaberes Versteckspiel mit dem Inspector ...

Wolfsmale

Author: Ian Rankin,Ellen Schlootz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442134533

Category:

Page: 694

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A Collection of Inspector Rebus Novels

Author: Ian Rankin

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1250108152

Category: Fiction

Page: 2914

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A selection of international bestselling author Ian Rankin’s critically acclaimed Inspector Rebus series is available together here for the first time in this thrilling nine book e-bundle: Black and Blue After years of silence in the unsolved “bible John” serial killer case, Inspector Rebus falls smack into the middle of modern copy-cat “Bible Johnny’s” killing spree. Dead Souls In Scottish high society, tragedy strikes in the form of suicide, kidnapping, and murder. Inspector Rebus must look for patterns in order to stop the crimes at fault before money and power cover them up for good. The Falls In his hometown of Edinburgh, Scotland, Inspector Rebus struggles to find a missing girl while dealing with his own demons, and the office politics that threaten his investigation at every turn. The Hanging Garden Inspector John Rebus’s personal and professional lives collide when organized crime tears through Scotland. As drugs, human trafficking and gang violence hit too close to home, Rebus swears revenge. Knots and Crosses When a killing spree takes hold in Edinburgh, Inspector Rebus must follow clues that only he can find while keeping the secrets they reveal from destroying him. Set in Darkness Excitement and security are high on the eve of Scotland’s first parliament meeting in three hundred years, but not high enough to stop a string of strange and tragic coincidences that lead to the death of a top politician. Inspector Rebus knows that money is involved, and that corruption is running deep. Strip Jack Parliament member Gregor Jack seems to have it all until his baser secrets are exposed and his wife suddenly disappears. Inspector Rebus knows there’s more to the story including a killer on the loose. Tooth and Nail Inspector Rebus is the man to call when trouble abounds and serial killers are to blame. London calls him in for help to find the disturbing murderer who leaves his victims covered in bite marks and tears. A Good Hanging This brilliant twelve story mash up will have Rebus fans on the edge of their seats. Filled with the darkest crimes Scotland has ever seen, Rebus is the only one who can shine the light of justice.


Schlafende Hunde - Inspector Rebus 19

Kriminalroman

Author: Ian Rankin

Publisher: Manhattan

ISBN: 3641125464

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Schlafende Hunde soll man nicht wecken. Denn dann töten sie. John Rebus ist zurück im aktiven Polizeidienst. Einziger Wermutstropfen: degradiert zum Detective Sergeant muss er nun seinem ehemaligen Schützling Siobhan Clarke zuarbeiten. Die beiden untersuchen gerade einen Autounfall, als bekannt wird, dass die Staatsanwaltschaft einen 30 Jahre zurückliegenden Fall aus Rebus’ Vergangenheit neu aufrollen will, der ungeheure Sprengkraft entfalten könnte. Damals war Rebus’ Team beschuldigt worden, Beweise in einem Mordfall manipuliert zu haben. Der mutmaßliche Mörder, ein Polizeispitzel, kam ungestraft davon. Mit den internen Ermittlungen beauftragt ist ausgerechnet der hyperkorrekte Malcolm Fox, der Rebus nicht über den Weg traut und doch auf seine Hilfe angewiesen ist. Rebus hat viel zu verlieren. Und er muss sich entscheiden ...


Der Mackenzie Coup

Roman

Author: Ian Rankin

Publisher: Manhattan

ISBN: 3641025680

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Drei Gentlemen bitten zum Raub - doch einer will allein kassieren. Der smarteste Coup von Großbritanniens größtem Krimiautor Der smarte Enddreißiger Mike Mackenzie langweilt sich. Als Software-Designer hat er ein Vermögen gemacht, das so enorm ist, dass keines seiner kostspieligen Hobbys auch nur im Geringsten ins Gewicht fällt. Nun ist er auf der Suche nach neuen Zerstreuungen und findet sie in der Welt der Kunst. Doch wenn man sich fast jedes Werk problemlos leisten kann, verliert das Sammeln rasch seinen Reiz – es sei denn, man wechselt die Seiten ... Und so wird eines whiskyseligen Abends eine Idee geboren, die endlich wieder für Nervenkitzel in Mikes Leben sorgt: In einem einzigartigen Coup soll die schottische National Gallery um einige ihrer wertvollsten Gemälde erleichtert werden. Mit von der Partie sind Allan Cruikshank, ein frustrierter Bankangestellter, der endlich einmal etwas Verrücktes tun möchte, und Robert Gissing, ein desillusionierter Kunstprofessor kurz vor der Pensionierung. Der Plan der drei Gentleman-Gauner geht tatsächlich auf – und doch geht alles schief. Denn einer der Herren hat ganz eigene Pläne ... Ein Thriller, der aus dem Rahmen fällt: Smart wie »Ocean’s Eleven« – und zugleich ein Rankin reinsten Wassers!


Das dunkle Herz der Schuld

Roman

Author: Ian Rankin

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641125561

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Manchmal liegt die Zukunft in der Vergangenheit begraben Mary Miller ist eine Außenseiterin in ihrem schottischen Heimatort. Als Kind überlebte sie einen Unfall schwer verletzt, doch das anfängliche Mitleid ihrer Umgebung verwandelt sich in Misstrauen, als der Schuldige bei einem Minenunglück ums Leben kommt. Jahre später, als Mary längst Mutter eines unehelichen Sohnes ist, muss sie sich ihrer Vergangenheit schließlich stellen. In eindrücklichen Bildern erzählt Großbritanniens Krimistar vom einfachen Leben in einer schottischen Kohlestadt zu Beginn der achtziger Jahre. Und er erzählt von Menschen, die allen inneren und äußeren Widerständen zum Trotz zu sich selbst finden müssen.