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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,643 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ian Rankin Narrator: Full Cast Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2006 ISBN:
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When a wealthy banker's daughter goes missing from Edinburgh University, Detective Inspector John Rebus has little to go on in his investigations. It's difficult to know whether she's dead or alive, whether she has been kidnapped or is simply on the run. Before long, however, Rebus has a hunch that there is more to this missing person's report than meets the eye.

His first clue is found in the student's home village: it is a carved wooden doll lain inside a six-inch coffin. When details emerge of the girl's involvement in an Internet role-playing game, DC Siobhan Clarke ventures into the lair of the Quizmaster, a place from which she will struggle to escape. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron | 2/8/2014

    " An excellent book. Inspector Rebus makes for a great hero, flawed but human and very believable.The way the author is able to blend characters, geography, mystery, & history is amazing. A strong mystery & thoroughly enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Neil | 1/19/2014

    " I have a bit of a weakness for Rankin's Rebus novels. Rebus works for me, as he's intelligent, damaged, broken down, and stubborn as hell. Rankin deserves a lot of respect, in my opinion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirsten Allen | 12/28/2013

    " This writer is currently Scotland's most famous. The crime stories he writes are based in Edinburgh. This book is the first I have read and I enjoyed it. I always like books that are set in towns that I know. As I read I was able to picture in my head exactly where the scene in the book was taking place. If you are looking for a new crime fiction author then I would recommend Rankin. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roki | 12/25/2013

    " I liked this book because I wasn't able to figure out who had committed the murders and the ending was a surprise. It was a good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathanielk | 12/20/2013

    " Probably the cleverest of the Rebus series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan Poku | 10/23/2013

    " This was the first Ian Rankin book I ever read. I simply loved his characters and their syntax. After reading this I delved into a number of his inspector rebus books and simply loved them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lili | 9/12/2013

    " I liked the unusualness of the little coffins and I especially enjoyed the introduction to how this story came about. Ian Rankin as always produces a well researched book, where one is able to recognise the settings, an enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 9/5/2013

    " My first Rebus novel. It was slow to start but picked up eventually. It was an entertaining enough for me to try another in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angus Mcfarlane | 8/4/2013

    " I Continue to enjoy Rebus and his mates. This one didn't have some of his brooding introspection, but the crime, committed amidst a close Circle of society is chilling. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elaine | 7/19/2013

    " Oh another policeman who drinks too much and can't let a puzzle go. But the little coffin part was interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lucia | 6/27/2013

    " My favourite of all his books - yes, I have read all of them! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wilma Rebstock | 1/3/2013

    " This is an entertaining book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bo White | 12/18/2012

    " this hits on all cylinders...very well done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arlene Richards | 12/10/2012

    " I saw the video of this one but the book is much better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 11/29/2012

    " Excellent characterisation as always from Rankin. I loved the gritty realism. I read this is in less than a week while staying in Edinburgh for the festival - even more magical reading rankin and then spotting a road that he has used. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 4/25/2012

    " This is one of the books in the series that features John Rebus as a Detective Inspector in Edinborough. The charater is about as realistic as it gets in crime fiction. Fun to read with the culture and language of Scotland come right from the Scottish writer. I've read 4 so far and really like them! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 4/24/2012

    " Another enjoyable Detective Rebus noval. This is the fourth one I have read. . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bex | 2/9/2012

    " Inspector Rebus: Yes, another drunken and depressed policeman, but an endearing (and Scottish) one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louis Roos | 11/23/2011

    " This was my first experience of John Rankin. It was an excellent read, with a lot of very interesting facts about the anatomists of Edinburgh. The story line is gripping, it is well written and moves fast, and the characterization is credible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy Sinkleris | 11/19/2011

    " Great characters and setting in this Rebus tale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen wadey | 10/24/2011

    " Another fantastic read love insp Rebus and Siobhan Clarke, savoured every page, great plot and winding story, thank you Ian Rankin!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Stimpson | 7/29/2011

    " rebus on form again ..i even got a killer right !! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Drake | 7/1/2011

    " Not as good as his others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 5/14/2011

    " listened on a playaway. My first Rebus mystery. I enjoyed this one a lot. Will seek out additional Rebus books in the future. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Janice | 4/19/2011

    " Just couldn't get into it. I guess I like American detectives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 4/18/2011

    " One of the best Rebus novels "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 1/23/2011

    " My first Rebus novel. It was slow to start but picked up eventually. It was an entertaining enough for me to try another in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 9/12/2010

    " The Falls is clothed in tension and [recent] historical events. Read on as Rankin games his way through an ex of Rebus' and the promise of a new love interest. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 8/7/2010

    " probably my favourite Ian Rankin so far "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mirka | 7/25/2010

    " My favourite Ian Rankin book - the book that years ago made me start reading again after a long break away from books. "

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About the Author
Author Ian RankinIan Rankin is the worldwide #1 bestselling writer of the Inspector Rebus books, including Knots and Crosses, Let It Bleed, Black and Blue, Set in Darkness, Resurrection Men, A Question of Blood, The Falls and Exit Music. He is also the author of The Complaints and Doors Open. He has won an Edgar Award, a Gold Dagger for fiction, a Diamond Dagger for career excellence, and the Chandler-Fulbright Award. He has been elected a Hawthornden Fellow, and received the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his contributions to literature. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1982. He lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, with his wife and their two sons.