Black and Blue by Ian Rankin audiobook

Black and Blue

By Ian Rankin
Read by Michael Page

Brilliance Audio

The Inspector Rebus Series: Book 8

14.82 Hours Unabridged
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A murdered oil rig worker. A copycat serial killer dubbed “Johnny Bible.” And a reopened investigation that doesn’t bode well for Detective John Rebus or his mentor, Inspector Lawson Geddes. Rebus’s Scotland, along with his malt-soaked psyche, is riddled with trouble. Now he’s got to tie up the loose ends if he wants to save his job—or live to see another dark Edinburgh day. “Ian Rankin’s Scottish police procedurals are so gritty you have to pick the shards out of your teeth when you finish one, and Black and Blue is as flinty as they come.” —The New York Times Book Review “Reading [Ian Rankin] is like watching somebody juggle a dozen bottles of single malt without spilling a drop.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 1997 CWA Gold Dagger for Fiction

Finalist for the 1998 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel

A murdered oil rig worker. A copycat serial killer dubbed “Johnny Bible.” And a reopened investigation that doesn’t bode well for Detective John Rebus or his mentor, Inspector Lawson Geddes. Rebus’s Scotland, along with his malt-soaked psyche, is riddled with trouble. Now he’s got to tie up the loose ends if he wants to save his job—or live to see another dark Edinburgh day.

“Ian Rankin’s Scottish police procedurals are so gritty you have to pick the shards out of your teeth when you finish one, and Black and Blue is as flinty as they come.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Reading [Ian Rankin] is like watching somebody juggle a dozen bottles of single malt without spilling a drop.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Ian Rankin is a novelist of great scope, depth and power and Black & Blue is a dark, intensely evocative and altogether riveting thriller.” Jonathan Kellerman, New York Times bestselling author
“Brilliant...the kind of blistering police procedural that gives the genre a good name....Rankin’s prose is so graceful, the complicated plot so seamless, and the portraits of even minor characters so searing, it makes for an almost flawless performance.” Entertainment Weekly
“Ian Rankin’s Scottish police procedurals are so gritty you have to pick the shards out of your teeth when you finish one, and Black and Blue is as flinty as they come.” New York Times Book Review
“The cases take Rebus to Aberdeen and an oil platform in the North Atlantic, but as usual the main action happens within the mind and soul of Rankin’s meticulously crafted creation.” Barnes&Noble.com, editorial review
“A powerfully complex crime novel that offers a panoramic portrait of modern Scotland, from Glasgow gangland to the oil platforms of the North Sea.” Mail on Sunday (London)
“Rankin excels himself here as Rebus comes of age…a first-rate and gripping novel.” Sunday Times (London)
“Rankin’s book is long and complex but rich in character and incident as Rebus dodges his investigators, follows his hunches into some violent confrontations, and explores the strange mid-ocean world of North Sea oil.” Publishers Weekly
“Rankin’s dexterity in juggling plots and threats and motives lights up the darkness with a poet's grace. Reading him is like watching somebody juggle a dozen bottles of single malt without spilling a drop.” Kirkus Reviews
“This is crime fiction at its best.” Washington Post Book World, praise for the series
“A brilliant series…The work of a master.” San Francisco Chronicle, praise for the series

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Ian Rankin

Author Bio: Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin is an award-winning crime writer best known for his Inspector Rebus novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Rather Be the Devil and Even Dogs in the Wild. He is a winner of the Edgar Award and the Crime Writers of America’s Gold Dagger Award, among others, and was the recipient of a Raymond Chandler Fulbright Fellowship.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 14.82
Audience: Adult
Language: English