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The Beat Goes on: The Complete Rebus Stories
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Ian Rankin
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The Beat Goes on: The Complete Rebus Stories

Ian Rankin


9780316296809

Back Bay Books


Fiction & Literature;
Crime & mystery;
Short stories


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496 pages

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There is no detective like Ian Rankin's Detective Inspector John Rebus, a man The New Yorker calls the ideal sleuth. Brilliant, irascible and frequently frustrating to both his friends and his long-suffering bosses, John Rebus has made the dark places of Edinburgh his home for over two decades. THE BEAT GOES ON collects all of Ian Rankin's Rebus short stories for the first time, including two never-before published tales written specifically for this collection. From his beginnings as a young Detective Constable right up to his dramatic, but not quite final, retirement, Rebus shines as he investigates the sinister cases that are his specialty including a gruesome student death, the brutal murder of a woman at the crux of a love triangle, and an audacious jewel heist.

THE BEAT GOES ON confirms once again that DI John Rebus is one of the great modern cops (Washington Post).

By:   Ian Rankin
Imprint:   Back Bay Books
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 213mm,  Width: 145mm,  Spine: 36mm
Weight:   431g
ISBN:   9780316296809
ISBN 10:   0316296805
Series:   Rebus
Pages:   496
Publication Date:   August 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ian Rankin is a #1 international bestselling author. Winner of an Edgar Award and the recipient of a Gold Dagger for fiction and the Chandler-Fulbright Award, he lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, with his wife and their two sons.


John Rebus remains one of crime fiction's crankiest, most interestingly complex figures....We can rejoice in Rebus's return--the mean streets of Edinburgh are better for it. Adam Woog, Seattle Times Absorbing....Rankin is a master of the mystery universe. Carole E. Barrowman, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Rebus remains as fascinatingly complex and gruffly engaging as ever. Retirement will not suit him, or Rankin's readers. Dan DeLuca, Philadelphia Inquirer [There is] real joy in watching Fox and Rebus dance around each other, acknowledging a burgeoning respectful rapport in spite of themselves, while the ace Siobhan Clarke - more please, Mr. Rankin! - shoulders new responsibilities. Boston Globe Ian Rankin is such a practiced and successful writer...If anything, he is at the top of his game, and Saints of the Shadow Bible is one of the best novels he has produced. BookReporter Rankin shows no signs of losing steam with John Rebus...his interaction with Malcolm Fox works to build empathy for both characters, as fans discover a side of Fox not seen before...Rankin's gift with dialogue, his wit and raw examination of human nature continue to intensify, resulting in a resonant reading experience for both seasoned series devotees and new Rebus recruits. Shelf Awareness This might be the best detective novel of the year. Dayton Daily News PRAISE FOR SAINTS OF THE SHADOW BIBLE Longtime fans of the series will savor every nuance in the subtle interplay between characters here, but Rankin doesn't forget the thriller plot, either, corkscrewing the narrative into a surprising and satisfying conclusion. Hats off to a writer who can keep a long-running series fresh by upsetting our expectations and rummaging ever deeper into the rag-and-bone shop of his characters' hearts. Booklist PRAISE FOR STANDING IN ANOTHER MAN'S GRAVE: Rankin bangs out a rich, rowdy prose...Rebus has become one of the great modern cops, a kind of Scottish cousin to Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch. Patrick Anderson, Washington Post

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