The Black Book

by Ian Rankin

Part of the A Rebus Novel Series

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The Black Book  of the title belongs to a brutally attacked colleague and contains baffling coded secrets which Rebus must obviously solve.  In a convoluted plot of Edinburgh’s low life we meet arch villain “Big Ger” for the first time and discover his protection racket.  This is definitely Edinburgh’s dark side … brilliantly revealed. ~ Sarah Broadhurst

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The Black Book Synopsis

The 5th Inspector Rebus novel from Ian Rankin.

When a close colleague is brutally attacked, Inspector John Rebus is drawn into a case involving a hotel fire, an unidentified body, and a long forgotten night of terror and murder.

Pursued by dangerous ghosts and tormented by the coded secrets of his colleague's notebook, Rebus must piece together the most complex and confusing of jigsaws.

But not everyone wants the puzzle solved - perhaps not even Rebus himself ... 

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The Black Book Press Reviews

'A very impressive piece of work ... This is totally involving stuff' Daily Express

'This is a typically deep and intricate story from arguably Scotland's finest living writer' The Times

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ISBN: 9780752883571
Publication date: 07/08/2008
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback (a Format)

Book Information

ISBN: 9780752883571
Publication date: 7th August 2008
Author: Ian Rankin
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback (a Format)
Pagination: 368 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin was born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960, Ian Rankin graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1982, and then spent three years writing novels when he was supposed to be working towards a PhD in Scottish Literature.  His first Rebus novel was published in 1987, and the Rebus books are now translated into thirty-six languages and are bestsellers worldwide. Ian Rankin has been elected a Hawthornden Fellow, and is also a past winner of the Chandler-Fulbright Award. He is the recipient of four Crime Writers' Association Dagger Awards including the prestigious Diamond Dagger in 2005. In 2004, Ian won America's ...

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