Rather Be the Devil by Ian Rankin audiobook

Rather Be the Devil

By Ian Rankin
Read by James MacPherson

LB, Little, Brown & Company 9780316342575

The Inspector Rebus Series: Book 21

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Detective Inspector John Rebus investigates a cold case that has turned red hot once again. John Rebus, as incapable of settling into his retirement as he is of playing by the rules, investigates a cold case from the 1970s involving a gorgeous and wealthy female socialite who was found dead in a bedroom at one of Edinburgh’s most luxurious hotels. No one was ever found guilty, but the scandalous circumstances of the murder have kept the town talking for over forty years. Now, Rebus has his own reasons to investigate, but his inquiries quickly make him some very dangerous and powerful enemies who will stop at nothing to ensure that the case remains unsolved and the gossip falls on deaf ears.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Longlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award

A Boston Globe Best Books of the Year selection

A New York Times Bestseller

Detective Inspector John Rebus investigates a cold case that has turned red hot once again.

John Rebus, as incapable of settling into his retirement as he is of playing by the rules, investigates a cold case from the 1970s involving a gorgeous and wealthy female socialite who was found dead in a bedroom at one of Edinburgh’s most luxurious hotels. No one was ever found guilty, but the scandalous circumstances of the murder have kept the town talking for over forty years. Now, Rebus has his own reasons to investigate, but his inquiries quickly make him some very dangerous and powerful enemies who will stop at nothing to ensure that the case remains unsolved and the gossip falls on deaf ears.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“MacPherson’s delivery of Rankin’s signature wit tickles the funny bone, making listeners laugh despite a dark plot…With atmosphere, pacing, and authentic emotion, MacPherson makes this audiobook an engrossing listen.” AudioFile
“A pleasurably complex set of mysteries involving murders old and new drives Rankin’s latest almost as much as the deepening relationship between two old (semi-) retirees, former cop John Rebus and former gangster Big Ger Cafferty.” Boston Globe
“Along with his plotting prowess, Rankin has cultivated a fluid style that accommodates mordant cop talk, coarse gangster lingo, and the occasional honest expression of compassion.” New York Times Book Review
“Excellent.” Seattle Review of Books
“In the last thirty pages or so, Rankin delivers so many shocking but satisfying twists I felt I might have whiplash.” Tampa Bay Times
“With his spare Scottish prose, some hilarious moments between Rebus and Fox as their disparate personalities clash, and a deft weaving of many separate plot lines, Rather Be the Devil is a practically perfect mystery. And its shocking denouement will leave the reader eager for the next in the series.” Shelf Awareness

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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, CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 10.82
Audience: Adult
Language: English