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Fleshmarket Close

by Ian Rankin

Part of the A Rebus Novel Series

Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

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Winner of Crime Thriller of the Year at the British Book Awards 2005.
Very much the thinking man’s mystery, this novel is dominated by racial issues, the thugs and the refugees just outside Edinburgh.  It is peppered with a variety of nasty crimes, has Rebus desk-less, further proof of his superiors edging him out, and his side-kick Siobhan becoming that little bit more important to him … but when will they become lovers?  This is not his best, but second-best is still great. ~ Sarah Broadhurst

Sarah Broadhurst

Fleshmarket Close Synopsis

The 15th Inspector Rebus novel.

An illegal immigrant is found murdered in an Edinburgh housing scheme: a racist attack, or something else entirely? Rebus is drawn into the case, but has other problems: his old police station has closed for business, and his masters would rather he retire than stick around.

Siobhan meanwhile has problems of her own. A teenager has disappeared from home and Siobhan is drawn into helping the family, which will mean travelling closer than is healthy towards the web of a convicted rapist. Then there's the small matter of the two skeletons - a woman and an infant - found buried beneath a concrete cellar floor in Fleshmarket Close. The scene begins to look like an elaborate stunt - but whose, and for what purpose...?

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Fleshmarket Close Press Reviews

'No one writes more gripping stories then Rankin; his imagination peoples Edinburgh the way Balzac's fantasy did Paris' TLS

'Crimemaster Rankin is back...a powerful book brimming with genuine social comment' Sunday Express

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ISBN: 9780752883670
Publication date: 07/08/2008
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780752868080
Publication date: 24/09/2004
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Audiobook On Cd

Book Information

ISBN: 9780752883670
Publication date: 7th August 2008
Author: Ian Rankin
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 512 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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