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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,955 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ian Rankin Narrator: Samuel Gillies Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Inspector Rebus Series Release Date:
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Winner of the Gold Dagger and a bestselling author in the United Kingdom, Ian Rankin crafts absorbing crime novels with solidly drawn characters and first-rate plotting. In Strip Jack, he portrays a shocking murder investigation that exposes the sordid side of Edinburgh politics and society. Detective John Rebus suspects a set-up when a respected Member of Parliament is caught in a police raid on a brothel—and his flamboyant wife suddenly disappears. After the woman’s badly beaten body shows up, it becomes Rebus’ job to find the killer. Is the MP really self-destructing as circumstances suggest? Or is a bitter enemy out to get him? Suddenly Rebus finds himself facing off with a cunning killer who holds all the cards. Narrator Samuel Gillies’ well-paced performance underscores all the tension in this intriguing read.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Ian Rankin is up there among the best crime novelists at work today.”

    Michael Connelly

  • “A police procedural for readers weary of those stuffy cops who lack a sense of humor and spirit…Rankin gives his inspector a refreshing personality.”

    San Francisco Chronicle 

  • “A solidly absorbing procedural—all enlivened by a succession of offbeat characters and by the author's eccentric but appealing narrative style.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Ian Rankin, you cannot go wrong.”

    The Boston Globe 

  • Edgar Allan Poe Award
  • CWA Gold Dagger
  • CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Beausephus | 2/12/2014

    " Even when this tale in the continuing adventures of Edinburgh's Inspector John Rebus gets bogged down in political exposition and paragraphs of political explanation, the tenacity and doggedness of the main character continues to make the story about victims and people. Straying from the by the numbers procedural seems to get Ian Rankin's prose into some convoluted narratives, but Rebus is such a great character, it makes it all worthwhile. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Carrie | 2/7/2014

    " Inspector Rebus is an SOB but I like the setting (edinburgh) and the supporting characters. I'm in an Ian Rankin phase. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brent | 1/25/2014

    " I'm reluctant to add this kind of book for fear the book snobs who are my friends will laugh at me for reading schlack instead of "litrature" (please use the English pronunciation when you say this in your mind), but this was a pretty good medium between the two. Ian Rankin was recommened to me by Barry, my Dallas/Baltimore/Philly "whatcha readin' these days" guy who usually has his nose in some non-fiction that would put me to sleep. However, this author reminds me why I always think British people are just smarter than Americans. They use puns, they reference literature in everyday discussions (at least the characters do, but it's lit nerds reading writings from other lit nerds, right?), and they have a lot of fun writing semi-seriously about pop subjects. Just plain fun with a recurring character, Inspector Rebus, to boot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Diane M Dickson | 1/23/2014

    " Another good read, The plots of these books are becoming much more rounded and intricate as the author obviously matured and for want of a better word "improved". I enjoy reading the introduction that Ian Rankin has written it truly does enhance the experience for me to know his situation and his thinking at the time of writing them. It has been fascinating to see the character of John Rebus uncurl through these books and to meet the characters. The crime is there at the kernel but the personalities are for me what make the books such fun to read. Mr Rankin is very fond of his puns and as a pun lover myself I see where he is coming from - some of them do make your toes curl though :-) I am now away to buy the next one. "

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About the Narrator

Sam Gillies is an experienced audiobook narrator whose titles include A Fearsome Doubt, Legacy of the Dead, Let It Bleed, Wings of Fire, and others.