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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,652 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ian Rankin Narrator: Samuel Gillie Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Inspector Rebus Series Release Date:
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A missing student, a six inch coffin containing a wooden doll, and mysterious role-playing games on the Internet are the intriguing elements of the latest case to challenge Inspector Rebus. The missing student comes from an influential family, and Rebus begins to get a bad feeling about the case in Warsaw. Whilst Rebus follows up a link with the distant past, his DC, Siobhan Clarke tackles the Internet challenges set by the mysterious Quizmaster. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “One character jostling Rebus for center stage is, of course, Edinburgh itself. Several Edinburghs, in fact. The city the tourist sees, the one the romantics see, and the one that Rebus sees: ‘a state of mind, a juggling of criminal thoughts and baser instincts.’ Once more, Rankin renders it in all its complexity. Terrific.”

    Observer (London)

  • “Rankin’s brilliant evocation of a moody Edinburgh, deeply human characters and labyrinthine plot give dimension to this always absorbing series…Readers won’t be able to skim this dark, densely written novel, but they won’t want to. Artfully placed red herrings, a large cast of multifaceted characters and a gripping pace will keep them engrossed. And Rebus is a character whose devils and idiosyncrasies will leave them eager for more.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “The suspense builds to a remarkably exciting finale. Best of all, though, is the ever-deepening, ever-darkening portrait of the aging Rebus, the antiorganization man trapped in a world where mavericks are an endangered species—except at a few ‘small, smoky bars’ where they sip whiskey with the other dinosaurs.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Gillies, with an accessible brogue and steady pacing, ably portrays the prickly Scottish detective in this dark, complex thriller.”

    Booklist (starred audio review)

  • “Like Rebus, readers will find no city more beautiful than Edinburgh, no locale more intriguing than Arthur’s Seat—and no characters in the genre more provocative or sharply delineated than Rankin’s ongoing cast.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Combining complicated multiple plotlines with finely drawn characters and fascinating Scottish lore and setting, Rankin once again proves himself a master of the gritty British crime novel.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Denise | 1/29/2014

    " Great mystery, kept me guessing. Scotland indeed seems like a far-away place in this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nathanielk | 1/29/2014

    " Probably the cleverest of the Rebus series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sarah | 1/28/2014

    " Didn't realize how much I had missed Rebus. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Herzog | 1/24/2014

    " Prime Rebus. As so often happens, his methods get him suspended, yet still he participates in the investigation and solution of the crime. His protege, Siobhan Clarke, figures prominently in this story as well as several other of the regular characters. The Farmer has now retired and Gill Templer has taken his place. All in all an engaging story. "

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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.