Set in Darkness

by Ian Rankin

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An audiobook edition of the 11th Rebus novel. Read by James Macpherson. Featuring an exclusive introduction read by Ian Rankin.

Audiobook details: Abridged, 6 CDs, 7 hrs long.

Set in Darkness Synopsis

On a frosty winter's morning, DI John Rebus and a select group of colleagues are in the company of an expert archaeologist on a tour of Queensbury House - an ex-hospital about to house Her Majesty's parliament in Scotland - when they stumble across a mummified body secreted behind a wall. Later that same day, a tramp jumps off the North Bridge though the glass roof of Waverly Station, a not unusual occurrence except that 'Supertramp' had in his possession a building society passbook with a balance of over £400,000 in it. The two cases seem unconnected until a third death - of a high-profile prospective Member of the Scottish Parliament - is discovered in Queensbury House's disused summer-house. As Rebus and his hand-picked crew dig up secrets twenty years buried, it begins to look as if Scotland's second attempt at devolution though more successful will be just as dirty...

This eleventh Rebus novel is vintage Rankin - dark, blackly funny and brilliantly convoluted - and brings back to Edinburgh the ghost of a Mr Big who has the power to destabilise a state.

Set in Darkness Press Reviews

'The cracking pace of the narrative sharpens the story's harsh mood and the abridgement tautens the dramatic force' - Observer

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ISBN: 9780752883632
Publication date: 07/08/2008
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback (a Format)

ISBN: 9780752886251
Publication date: 05/04/2007
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Audiobook On Cd

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ISBN: 9780752886251
Publication date: 5th April 2007
Author: Ian Rankin
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Audiobook On Cd
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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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