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Dead Dames Don't Sing by John Harvey: Looking for a big payday but finding big trouble instead, ex-London-cop-turned-private-investigator Jack Kiley attempts to uncover the true origins of a controversial, pseudonymously written pulp novel. The Travelling Companion by Ian Rankin: A young Scotsman in Paris is drawn into a shocking mystery that resides within the pages of an unpublished manuscript allegedly penned by Robert Louis Stevenson. Mystery, Inc. by Joyce Carol Oates: When an obsessive collector of bookstores discovers a charming new shop, he decides he must have it at any cost-even if he has to commit murder. Remaindered by Peter Lovesey: For some nefarious reason, the widow and former associates of a slain gangster are determined to keep the Precious Finds Bookstore open following the unfortunate demise of the shop's owner. The Book Thing by Laura Lippman: Private investigator Tess Monaghan must help the irascible proprietor of a Baltimore children's bookstore keep her business afloat by unmasking an elusive and utterly ingenious book thief.Show more
A must-listen collection of fifteen bibliomysteries by bestselling and award-winning authors Bibliomysteries Volume 2 includes: - 'Remaindered' by Peter Lovesey - 'The Compendium of Srem' by F. Paul Wilson - 'The Sequel' by R. L. Stine - 'Mystery, Inc.' by Joyce Carol Oates - and many othersShow more
Då en nära kollega blir brutalt överfallen dras John Rebus in i ett fall som inbegriper en hotellbrand, en oidentifierad kropp och en sedan länge bortglömd natt av skräck och mord. Förföljd av farliga gestalter ur det förflutna och plågad av de kodade hemligheterna i sin kollegas anteckningsbok måste Rebus få ihop bitarna i det mest komplexa och förvirrande av pussel. Men det är inte alla som vill att pusslet ska lösas - kanske inte ens Rebus själv ... Den svarta boken är den femte romanen i den hyllade serien om kommissarie John Rebus och ges nu för första gången ut på svenska, i översättning av Nils Larsson. IAN RANKIN är en skotsk författare som blivit känd världen över för sin romanserie om kommissarie John Rebus. Ian Rankin har bland annat belönats med en Edgar Award, en CWA Gold Dagger, en CWA Diamond Dagger och en Chandler-Fulbright Award, och räknas i dag till kriminallitteraturens största namn.Show more
Gregor Jack, en högt ansedd ledamot av det skotska parlamentet, har allt. Han är ung, rik och charmerande, och har en vacker hustru - Elizabeth. Men han har också en garderob överfull av skelett, och när han åker fast under en polisrazzia på en av Edinburghs bordeller börjar hans korthus rasa. John Rebus kopplas in - och anar att det är en fälla. Gregor Jacks hustru försvinner. Rebus avslöjar en härva av orgier, fylleslag och falsk vänskap. Och så hittas Elizabeths illa misshandlade kropp i en närliggande flod. Rebus får ett nytt uppdrag: att hitta en mördare som har alla ess på hand. IAN RANKIN är en skotsk författare som blivit känd världen över för sin romanserie om kommissarie John Rebus. Ian Rankin har bland annat belönats med en Edgar Award, en CWA Gold Dagger, en CWA Diamond Dagger och en Chandler-Fulbright Award, och räknas i dag till kriminallitteraturens största namn. Strip Jack är den fjärde romanen i den hyllade serien om kommissarie John Rebus.Show more
A gripping original story for BBC Radio 4 by award-winning crime writer Ian Rankin, written for the landmark Radio 4 Book at Bedtime slot Saughton Prison, Edinburgh. 1962. Prison guard Thomas Scott watches over a condemned man sentenced to hang for the murder of his wife. His prisoner is a guilty man, that's for sure. William Telfer has done enough bad things in his life. And Scott has been in his job long enough to know that guilty men often proclaimed their innocence right up until the moment the noose was placed around their necks. But as they wait out the days until his execution, Scott begins to suspect that Telfer is innocent of this murder. An innocent man could be hanged by the neck until dead. And his jailer doesn't know what to do about it. To find out the truth, Scott must explore Edinburgh's darkest corners. And he is running out of time. From the best-selling author of the Rebus novels, this original story asks what you would do in the face of doubt, and in the search for justice. (This release contains additional material not included in the radio broadcast, plus an extended postscript.)Show more
Bei einem romantischen Dinner im Caledonian Hotel erinnert sich Rebus an einen Mord, der fast vierzig Jahre zuvor dort stattgefunden hat: Eine junge lebenslustige Bankiersgattin wollte in dem Luxushotel einen Liebhaber empfangen am nächsten Morgen wurde sie tot aufgefunden. Die Verdächtigen kamen aus den besten Kreisen, der Täter wurde nie gefasst. Ein Skandal, der Rebus nicht loslässt. Während er sich in den alten Akten vergräbt, gerät das kriminelle Machtgefüge in Edinburgh gefährlich ins Wanken: Darryl Christie, eine der Hauptakteure, wird überfallen und halb totgeschlagen; eine Ermittlung wegen Geldwäsche bringt ihn zusätzlich in Bedrängnis. Es sieht so aus, als würde Ex-Gangsterboss Big Ger Cafferty im Hintergrund die Fäden ziehen. Eine Entwicklung, die Rebus gar nicht recht sein kann. Zumal die erste Leiche im tödlichen Revierkampf von Schottlands Unterwelt nicht lange auf sich warten lässt...Show more
Some cases never leave you. For John Rebus, forty years may have passed, but the death of beautiful, promiscuous Maria Turquand still preys on his mind. Murdered in her hotel room on the night a famous rock star and his entourage were staying there, Maria's killer has never been found. Meanwhile, the dark heart of Edinburgh remains up for grabs. A young pretender, Darryl Christie, may have staked his claim, but a vicious attack leaves him weakened and vulnerable, and an inquiry into a major money laundering scheme threatens his position. Has old-time crime boss Big Ger Cafferty really given up the ghost, or is he biding his time until Edinburgh is once more ripe for the picking? In a tale of twisted power, deep-rooted corruption and bitter rivalries, Rather Be the Devil showcases Rankin and Rebus at their unstoppable best.Show more
Are we living the good life-and what defines 'good', anyway? Americans today are constructing a completely different framework for success than their parents' generation, using new metrics that TEDWomen speaker and columnist Courtney Martin has termed collectively the "New Better Off". The New Better Off puts a name to the American phenomenon of rejecting the traditional dream of a 9-to-5 job, home ownership, and a nuclear family structure-illuminating the alternate ways Americans are seeking happiness and success. Including commentary on recent changes in how we view work, customs and community, marriage, rituals, money, living arrangements, and spirituality, The New Better Off uses personal stories and social analysis to explore the trends shaping our country today. Martin covers growing topics such as freelancing, collaborative consumption, communal living, and the breaking down of gender roles. The New Better Off is about the creative choices individuals are making in their vocational and personal lives, but it's also about the movements, formal and informal, that are coalescing around the New Better Off idea-people who are reinventing the social safety net and figuring out how to truly better their own communities.Show more
From the internationally #1 bestselling novelist comes a tale of small time criminals on a new grift that might cost them everything. Peppard and Jarman have a new grift that seems simple enough: Go to the airport. Imitate a hired driver by copying a name that they see in the crowd. Collect the passenger before the real driver does, take him to a secluded area and rob them. It seems to be a simple enough plan to make some quick dishonest cash for these two amateurs that is until they finally meet someone who may be a pro. "Meet and Greet" by Ian Rankin is one of 20 short stories within Mulholland Books's Strand Originals series, featuring thrilling stories by the biggest names in mystery from the Strand Magazine archives. View the full series list at mulhollandbooks.com and read them all!Show more
It's late in the fall in Edinburgh and late in the career of Detective Inspector John Rebus. As he is simply trying to tie up some loose ends before his retirement, a new case lands on his desk: a dissident Russian poet has been murdered in what looks like a mugging gone wrong. Rebus discovers that an elite delegation of Russian businessmen is in town, looking to expand its interests. And as Rebus's investigation gains ground, someone brutally assaults a local gangster with whom he has a long history. Has Rebus overstepped his bounds for the last time? Only a few days shy of the end to his long, controversial career, will Rebus even make it that far?Show more
The leaders of the free world descend on Scotland for an international conference, and every cop in the country is needed for front-line duty...except one. John Rebus's reputation precedes him, and his bosses don't want him anywhere near Presidents Bush and Putin, which explains why he's manning an abandoned police station when a call comes in. During a preconference dinner at Edinburgh Castle, a delegate has fallen to his death. Accident, suicide, or something altogether more sinister? And is it linked to a grisly find close to the site of the gathering? Are the world's most powerful men at risk from a killer? While the government and secret services attempt to hush the whole thing up, Rebus knows he has only seventy-two hours to find the answers.Show more
Rebus comes out of retirement...to save his nemesis. Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is feeling the heat. She's investigating the death of a senior government prosecutor, David Minton, who has friends in high places. When one of their own is killed, the powers that be want answers fast. But Clarke is puzzled: if Minton died in a robbery as everyone thinks, why is nothing missing from his home? The answer may lie not in what was taken, but in what was left behind at the scene--an ominous note. Malcolm Fox is feeling useless. Shunned by his colleagues because of his past in the Complaints bureau, he's been reassigned to a grunt detail, helping a surveillance team--one that trusts him even less than his own boss does--track a notorious Glasgow crime family. Helping Clarke with the Minton case is the only thing that makes Fox feel like a real cop. Newly minted civilian John Rebus is feeling restless. Being a cop is in his blood and he's failing miserably at retirement. So when Clarke and Fox ask for his help, Rebus doesn't need long to consider his options. But before he can get his bearings, a call comes from Rebus's old nemesis--"Big Ger" Cafferty. Someone just fired a bullet through his front window--and sent him a note identical to Minton's. The normally unflappable old gangster is on edge, but for the life of him Cafferty can't figure out who he's wronged. And the only man he trusts with his life is Rebus. As the cases collide, it's up to Clarke, Fox, and Rebus to connect the dots and save their unlikely ally Cafferty, whose past harbors a shocking secret that implicates Minton's friends in an unspeakable crime. Even Dogs in the Wild reunites crime fiction legend Ian Rankin's greatest characters in an explosive story exploring the darkest corners of our desires.Show more
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