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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,009 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ian Rankin Narrator: Michael Page Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Inspector Rebus Series Release Date:
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When a former soldier and recluse murders two 17-year-old students at a posh Edinburgh boarding school, Rebus immediately suspects there is more to the case than meets the eye. Army investigators show up to snoop around the scene of the crime, and links between the killer and a local group of "Goths" (a morbid clique of black-clad teens who listen to heavy metal music) begin to surface. But just as Rebus finds himself in the thick of the murder inquiry, he's threatened with suspension from the police force: a man who had been menacing his partner and friend, Detective Sergeant Siobhan Clarke, dies in the same house fire that has left Rebus with horrible, painful burns. Rebus is immediately suspected of foul play. Now Rebus is faced with two harrowing missions: He must get to the root of the boarding school killing even as he tries to clear his own name. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Rankin has an abundance of plot to spin, and he does so with his usual skill. But it is not plot alone that has made Rankin one of England’s most popular crime novelists. This series’ strength starts with Rebus himself, who after fourteen novels has emerged as the baddest of the bad boys of modern crime fiction.”

    Washington Post

  • A Question of Blood confirms Mr. Rankin’s place…as part of the nouveau-noir pantheon that dominates contemporary mystery writing. Character, setting, and conscience count for at least as much as plot does in the masculine, brooding work of Dennis Lehane, Michael Connelly, Harlan Coben, George P. Pelecanos and Jonathan Kellerman, not to mention Peter Robinson, another stellar British practitioner of this craft.”

    New York Times

  • A 2004 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Mystery/Thriller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carolyn Dunn | 2/15/2014

    " I'm on a crime reading spree at the moment and this one I found difficult to put down! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mike | 2/8/2014

    " Mystery + Arson + Drinking + Scottish People = Not Bad "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tim | 1/14/2014

    " Reviewed in PW. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sherry | 1/9/2014

    " I'm looking forward to seeing what Rebus can get into next. "

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