Inspector Rebus Series

22 primary works • 40 total works
John Rebus once served in Britain's elite SAS. Now he's an Edinburgh cop who hides from his memories and misses promotions. To solve brutal murders, he enters the grittiest sides of Edinburgh, the dark heart of contemporary Scotland which lurks behind the elegant and historic buildings. Hard-boiled Inspector Rebus has been described as “the most co…

Book 1

Knots and Crosses
3.83
· 41209 Ratings · 2015 Reviews · published 1987 · 94 editions
Detective John Rebus: His city is being terrorized…
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Book 2

Hide and Seek
3.83
· 16269 Ratings · 746 Reviews · published 1990 · 74 editions
A junkie lies dead in an Edinburgh squat, spreadea…
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Book 3

Tooth and Nail
3.92
· 14136 Ratings · 667 Reviews · published 1992 · 51 editions
Drafted down to the Big Smoke thanks to a supposed…
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Book 4

Strip Jack
3.86
· 11387 Ratings · 490 Reviews · published 1992 · 64 editions
When respected MP Gregor Jack is caught in a polic…
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Book 5

The Black Book
3.97
· 11301 Ratings · 466 Reviews · published 1993 · 55 editions
Five years ago, a mysterious fire burned Edinburgh…
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Book 6

Mortal Causes
3.95
· 9796 Ratings · 378 Reviews · published 1994 · 57 editions
Underneath the cobbled streets of Edinburgh's old …
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Book 7

Let It Bleed
4.04
· 12309 Ratings · 392 Reviews · published 1995 · 45 editions
In the dark days and biting windstorms of an Edinb…
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Book 8

Black and Blue
4.08
· 14126 Ratings · 512 Reviews · published 1997 · 29 editions
Bible John killed three women, and took three souv…
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Book 9

The Hanging Garden
4.07
· 11076 Ratings · 349 Reviews · published 1998 · 62 editions
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon... The hanging of f…
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Book 9.5

Death Is Not the End
3.74
· 965 Ratings · 60 Reviews · published 1998 · 9 editions
When his high-school sweetheart calls him out of t…
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Book 10

Dead Souls
4.05
· 7729 Ratings · 318 Reviews · published 1999 · 2 editions
Weary, wary, hard-drinking Detective John Rebus re…
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Book 11

Set in Darkness
4.04
· 9217 Ratings · 305 Reviews · published 2000 · 60 editions
On the eve of the first Scottish parliament in thr…
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Book 12

The Falls
4.03
· 11221 Ratings · 463 Reviews · published 2001 · 69 editions
When a young woman goes missing near his native Ed…
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Book 13

Resurrection Men
4.03
· 10810 Ratings · 446 Reviews · published 2001 · 81 editions
Inspector John Rebus has messed up badly this time…
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Book 13.5

Beggars Banquet
3.89
· 2308 Ratings · 84 Reviews · published 2002 · 25 editions
Over the years, Ian Rankin has amassed an incredib…
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Book 14

A Question of Blood
4.05
· 10965 Ratings · 394 Reviews · published 2003 · 86 editions
The fourteenth Inspector Rebus novel - and No.1 be…
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Book 15

Fleshmarket Close
3.99
· 10822 Ratings · 400 Reviews · published 2004 · 84 editions
An illegal immigrant is found murdered in an Edinb…
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Book 16

The Naming of the Dead
4.01
· 10156 Ratings · 480 Reviews · published 2006 · 72 editions
The sixteenth Inspector Rebus novel from 'Britain'…
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Book 17

Exit Music
4.12
· 14193 Ratings · 709 Reviews · published 2007 · 29 editions
It's late autumn in Edinburgh and late autumn in t…
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Book 18

Standing in Another Man's Grave
4.06
· 14383 Ratings · 1356 Reviews · published 2012 · 55 editions
John Rebus returns to investigate the disappearanc…
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Book 19

Saints of the Shadow Bible
4.13
· 10746 Ratings · 1045 Reviews · published 2013 · 53 editions
Rebus and Malcolm Fox go head-to-head when a 30-ye…
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Book 19.5

In the Nick of Time: John Rebus vs. Roy Grace
3.63
· 284 Ratings · 16 Reviews · published 2014 · 3 editions
In this short story from the thrilling anthology F…
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Book 20

Even Dogs in the Wild
4.19
· 10645 Ratings · 988 Reviews · published 2015 · 43 editions
Retirement doesn't suit John Rebus. He wasn't made…
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Book 21

Rather Be the Devil
4.09
· 9757 Ratings · 900 Reviews · published 2016 · 10 editions
Some cases never leave you.

For John Rebus, forty y…
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Book 22

In a House of Lies
4.14
· 10991 Ratings · 928 Reviews · published 2018 · 3 editions
IN A HOUSE OF LIES...

Everyone has something to hid…
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A Good Hanging
3.84
· 2546 Ratings · 175 Reviews · published 1992 · 26 editions
Twelve remarkable, gritty stories starring Detecti…
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The Beat Goes On
4.11
· 1843 Ratings · 215 Reviews · published 2014 · 28 editions
Over the years, Ian Rankin has amassed an incredib…
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The Complete Short Stories
3.92
· 253 Ratings · 15 Reviews · published 2005 · 6 editions
Ian Rankin: The Complete Short Stories A brand new…
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Book 1-10

10 Great Rebus Novels
4.23
· 26 Ratings · published 2013 · 2 editions

A brilliant box set of the first ten Rebus nove…

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Book 1-2

Verborgene Muster / Das zweite Zeichen
3.64
· 28 Ratings · 1 Reviews · published 2005 · 5 editions
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Book 1-3

Rebus: The Early Years
4.19
· 837 Ratings · 35 Reviews · published 1999 · 5 editions
KNOTS & CROSSES: Two girls have been abducted and …
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Book 3-4

Tooth and Nail / Strip Jack
4.19
· 57 Ratings · 2 Reviews · 2 editions
Tooth & Nail
They call him the Wolfman - because he…
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Book 4-6

Three Great Novels: Rebus: The St. Leonard's Years
4.21
· 426 Ratings · 8 Reviews · published 1994 · 3 editions
Strip Jack: MP Gregor Jack is caught in an Edinbur…
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Book 5-6

The Black Book / Mortal Causes
4.04
· 113 Ratings · 8 Reviews · published 2005 · 1 edition
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Book 7-9

Three Great Novels
4.33
· 250 Ratings · 8 Reviews · published 2003 · 2 editions
LET IT BLEED: Rebus finds himself sucked into an i…
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Book 10-12

Rebus: Capital Crimes
4.24
· 232 Ratings · 1 Reviews · published 2004 · 2 editions
Rebus: "Dead Souls"," Set in Darkness"," The Falls…
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Book 13-15

Inspector Rebus CD Collection
4.15
· 81 Ratings · 4 Reviews · published 2007 · 2 editions
Resurrection Men: Inspector John Rebus has messed …
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Schuld & boete : een inspecteur Rebus bundel
Translation of: Atonement; The acid test; Tell me …
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Schöne Bescherung
2.66
· 35 Ratings · 6 Reviews · published 2012 · 1 edition
Weihnachten: Leise rieselt der Schnee, während Ker…
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Rebus: Long Shadows
3.76
· 206 Ratings · 20 Reviews · 4 editions

The stage debut for the legendary detective Joh…

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