9780752865638

Fleshmarket Close

Rankin, Ian

ISBN 10: 0752865633 / 0-7528-6563-3
ISBN 13: 9780752865638
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Publication Date: 2005
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:
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. But Rebus is that most stubborn of creatures. As Rebus investigates, he must visit an asylum seekers' detention centre, deal with the sleazy Edinburgh underworld, and maybe even fall in love...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? And how can it tie to the murder on the unforgiving housing-scheme known as Knoxland?

About the Author:
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 celebrated Edgar Award for Resurrection Men. He has also been shortlisted for the Anthony Award in the USA, won Denmark's Palle Rosenkrantz Prize, the French Grand Prix du Roman Noir and the Deutscher Krimipreis. Ian Rankin is also the recipient of honorary degrees from the universities of Abertay, St Andrews, Edinburgh, Hull and the Open University. A contributor to BBC2's Newsnight Review, he also presented his own TV series, Ian Rankin's Evil Thoughts. Rankin is a number one bestseller in the UK and has received the OBE for services to literature, opting to receive the prize in his home city of Edinburgh, where he lives with his partner and two sons.

From AudioFile:
The skeletons of a mother and child, discovered when the cellar floor of a pub is excavated, turn out to be fakes. But the missing teenager and the stabbed body of a Kurdish journalist are very real. Scottish actor James MacPherson adds legitimacy to Rankin's gritty tale with his native brogue and with the subtle accents he gives the immigrant characters. Detective Inspector John Rebus sees himself as a man out of place, but racial tensions and the underground slave-trade propel him and his sometimes partner, Siobhan Clark, into a dark world that challenges even Rebus's limits. The reading and production are exceptional, and as an added bonus, the novel is followed by an interview with the author. But the sharp cuts of the abridgment leave loose strands of Rankin's many interwoven subplots. S.E.S. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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