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Saints of the Shadow Bible : Inspector Rebus : Book 19 - Ian Rankin

Saints of the Shadow Bible

Inspector Rebus : Book 19

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Published: 7th November 2013
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Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller Ian Rankin returns with his gripping new Rebus novel.

Rebus is back on the force, albeit with a demotion and a chip on his shoulder. A thirty-year-old case is being reopened, and Rebus's team from back then is suspected of foul play. With Malcolm Fox as the investigating officer are the past and present about to collide in a shocking and murderous fashion? And does Rebus have anything to hide?

His colleagues back then called themselves 'the Saints', and swore a bond on something called 'the Shadow Bible'. But times have changed and the crimes of the past may not stay hidden much longer, especially with a referendum on Scottish independence just around the corner.

Who are the saints and who the sinners? And can the one ever become the other?

About the Author

Ian Rankin is the internationally bestselling author of the Inspector Rebus and Detective Malcolm Fox novels, as well as a string of standalone thrillers. His books have been translated into 36 languages and are bestsellers on several continents. Ian is the recipient of four CWA DAGGER AWARDS and in 2004, won America's celebrated EDGAR AWARD. He is also the recipient of honorary degrees from the universities of Abertay, St Andrews, Hull and Edinburgh and 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.

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    5.0

    Rebus is back!

    By the quilter

    from tasmania

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    • Easy To Read
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      Comments about Saints of the Shadow Bible:

      Good read as always.

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      5.0

      Rebus Cranky as ever

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      from Melbourne,AU

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        Comments about Saints of the Shadow Bible:

        Every order I have placed with Booktopia has been received promptly & satisfactorally.

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        4.0

        Good reading

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          Delivered right to the door

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            Comments about Saints of the Shadow Bible:

            I have read all the Rebus and Malcolm Fox books Ian Rankin has written, and I would rank this one as possibly his best. It is a well-written, complex plot intertwining the Rebus and Fox characters; was a real page-turner, and I couldn't put it down. Would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good detective story - and is a must-read for Rebus fans.

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            5.0

            Rankin & Rebus do it again.

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                Ian Rankin

                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 twenty-two languages and are bestsellers on several continents.

                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 Edgar and Anthony Awards in the USA, and 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 and Edinburgh.

                A contributor to BBC2's 'Newsnight Review', he also presented his own TV series, 'Ian Rankin's Evil Thoughts'. He recently 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.

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                ISBN: 9781409144755
                ISBN-10: 1409144755
                Audience: General
                Format: Paperback
                Language: English
                Number Of Pages: 336
                Published: 7th November 2013
                Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.2  x 2.5
                Weight (kg): 0.45
                Edition Number: 1