Set in Darkness by Ian Rankin audiobook

Set in Darkness

By Ian Rankin
Read by Samuel Gillies

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The Inspector Rebus Series: Book 11

16.22 Hours Unabridged
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For the first time in 300 years, Scotland has its own Parliament, and to go with it, its own newly developed Parliament buildings. Detective Inspector John Rebus views the whole thing through a rather jaundiced eye, given that he's been chosen to liaise with the restructuring of the whole building. At first he thinks that the building's murky past may just be a break from the tedium--not every building has stories of a mad earl roasting a servant to death, after all--but when he is shown the legendary site, it's to discover a rather more recent body occupying the same place. As if that's not enough, a prospective Member of Parliament is found dead a few days later on the same site. As always, it's up to Rebus to find out what's going on ...

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Summary

Summary

For the first time in 300 years, Scotland has its own Parliament, and to go with it, its own newly developed Parliament buildings. Detective Inspector John Rebus views the whole thing through a rather jaundiced eye, given that he's been chosen to liaise with the restructuring of the whole building. At first he thinks that the building's murky past may just be a break from the tedium--not every building has stories of a mad earl roasting a servant to death, after all--but when he is shown the legendary site, it's to discover a rather more recent body occupying the same place. As if that's not enough, a prospective Member of Parliament is found dead a few days later on the same site. As always, it's up to Rebus to find out what's going on ...

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Rankin’s ability to keep finding new dimensions in Rebus, handle intricate plot details brilliantly, and evoke the gloom and darkness of his settling keep winning him new admirers, with just cause.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“Like the best of Rankin’s earlier novels, Set in Darkness works as a cleverly constructed account of crime and its consequences, as a vivid evocation of contemporary Edinburgh, a city ‘defined by its past as much as by its present,’ as a richly nuanced portrait of its hard-edged hero, John Rebus…The result is one of Rankin’s most fully realized creations, a hypnotically involving novel that reinforces his position as one of Europe’s leading practitioners of literate, intelligent suspense.” Barnes & Noble, editorial review
“Rankin has woven a plot grittier and tighter than ever…Topical Scottish nationalism and the new parliament, along with Rankin’s consistently fascinating view of Edinburgh’s seedy side, give the novel interest beyond its plot. And the plot is worthy of the series: raging and racing and teetering on the edge of falling apart, before Rankin slams the reader with a final masterful twist.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The Rebus series has leapfrogged to the top of the procedural heap; it’s now the standard against which the hard-boiled cop novel must be measured. Nobody writes darker than Rankin; nobody confronts the ravages of the human heart with a sharper or more unflinching eye; and nobody probes quite as deeply into the inner lives of today’s browbeaten coppers.” Booklist (starred review)
“Rankin…adds another bracing Scotch sour to his fine Rebus series, concentrating this time on mordant family relationships, professional infighting, and the near-lethal mistakes of a good man.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“DI John Rebus, of the drinking problem and the surly attitude, is back in a bigger and darker tale that indicts most of Scottish life from its new politics to its old-boy network…[Rankin is] one of the very best practitioners of police procedurals around today. Recommended.” Library Journal

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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
Runtime: 16.22
Audience: Adult
Language: English