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Ian Rankin

Autor/a de Knots and Crosses

157+ obres 55,551 Membres 1,508 Ressenyes 222 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Ian Rankin lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, with his wife and their two sons.
Crèdit de la imatge: Ian Rankin foto by Tim Duncan


Obres de Ian Rankin

Knots and Crosses (1987) 3,536 exemplars
Exit Music (2007) 2,352 exemplars
Fleshmarket Close (2004) 2,304 exemplars
The Naming of the Dead (2006) 2,282 exemplars
Hide and Seek (1990) 2,279 exemplars
Resurrection Men (2001) 2,270 exemplars
The Falls (2001) 2,216 exemplars
A Question of Blood (2003) 2,169 exemplars
Tooth and Nail (1992) 1,954 exemplars
Dead Souls (1999) 1,884 exemplars
Set in Darkness (2000) 1,843 exemplars
Strip Jack (1992) 1,827 exemplars
The Black Book (1993) 1,786 exemplars
The Hanging Garden (1998) 1,755 exemplars
Let It Bleed (1996) 1,723 exemplars
The Complaints (2009) 1,678 exemplars
Mortal Causes (1994) 1,675 exemplars
Standing in Another Man's Grave (2012) — Autor — 1,447 exemplars
Doors Open (2008) 1,274 exemplars
Saints of the Shadow Bible (2014) — Autor — 1,169 exemplars
The Impossible Dead (2011) 1,137 exemplars
Even Dogs in the Wild (2015) — Autor — 978 exemplars
Rather Be the Devil (2016) 894 exemplars
A Good Hanging and Other Stories (1992) 887 exemplars
Watchman (1988) 868 exemplars
Witch Hunt (1993) 802 exemplars
In a House of Lies (2018) — Autor — 796 exemplars
Beggars Banquet (2002) 775 exemplars
Blood Hunt (1995) 723 exemplars
Bleeding Hearts (1994) 715 exemplars
A Song for the Dark Times (2020) 639 exemplars
The Flood (1986) 615 exemplars
A Heart Full of Headstones (2022) — Autor — 355 exemplars
Rebus: The Early Years (2000) 333 exemplars
Rebus: The St Leonard's Years (2001) 292 exemplars
Dark Entries (2009) 287 exemplars
Death is Not the End (1998) 252 exemplars
Westwind (1990) 249 exemplars
A Cool Head (1800) 213 exemplars
The Dark Remains (2021) 187 exemplars
Rebus The Lost Years (2003) 155 exemplars
The Jack Harvey Novels (2000) 117 exemplars
One City (2005) — Col·laborador — 96 exemplars
The Travelling Companion (2016) 81 exemplars
Dead Souls [and] Hanging Garden (1894) 58 exemplars
The Rise: A Short Story (2023) 53 exemplars
Dark Road: A Play (1900) 30 exemplars
Tooth and Nail / Strip Jack (2006) 24 exemplars
In the Nick of Time: John Rebus vs. Roy Grace (2014) — Autor — 18 exemplars
10 great Rebus novels (2013) 12 exemplars
Daggers Drawn (2021) 10 exemplars
Schöne Bescherung (2012) 8 exemplars
Concrete Evidence (1992) 7 exemplars
Criminal Minded (2000) 6 exemplars
Beautyfull (2007) 6 exemplars
Sofasosexy (2002) 5 exemplars
A Deep Hole (1994) 4 exemplars
Trip Trap [short fiction] (1992) 3 exemplars
Jackie Leven Said (2005) 3 exemplars
Playback [short fiction] (1990) 3 exemplars
Rebus's Favourite Pubs (2007) 2 exemplars
Talk show (1991) 2 exemplars
The Very Last Drop 2 exemplars
Black book, The 2 exemplars
Atonement (2012) 2 exemplars
The Confession (2000) 2 exemplars
Rebus (Series 1-3) 2 exemplars
Kickback city/The lie factory (2013) 2 exemplars
Rebus (2008) 1 exemplars
Rebus (Series 3-4) 1 exemplars
Rebus Series 1-4 1 exemplars
Rebus anniversary (2017) 1 exemplars
Rebus - Set 3 1 exemplars
Deux enquêtes inédites (2014) 1 exemplars
Rebus - Set 2 1 exemplars
Tit for Tat [short fiction] (1992) 1 exemplars
Sunday [short fiction] (1992) 1 exemplars
Seeing Things [short fiction] (1992) 1 exemplars
Not Provan [short fiction] (1992) 1 exemplars
The Dean Case [short fiction] (1992) 1 exemplars
Being Frank [short fiction] (1992) 1 exemplars
Glimmer [short fiction] (1998) 1 exemplars
Auld Lang Syne [short fiction] (1992) 1 exemplars
Soft Spot 1 exemplars
Tell Me Who to Kill 1 exemplars
Five Great Thrillers Pack (2005) 1 exemplars
Speak Up #217 1 exemplars
The Hanged Man [short fiction] (1999) 1 exemplars
The Unnamed Dead 1 exemplars
Driven 1 exemplars
In the Frame [short fiction] (1992) 1 exemplars
Video, Nasty [short fiction] (1993) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

La gran dormida (1939) — Introducció, algunes edicions10,051 exemplars
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (1824) — Introducció, algunes edicions2,346 exemplars
The Confidential Agent (1939) — Introducció, algunes edicions1,130 exemplars
L'Últim petó autèntic (1978) — Introducció, algunes edicions990 exemplars
FaceOff (2014) — Col·laborador — 496 exemplars
Symposium (1990) — Introducció, algunes edicions478 exemplars
The Hothouse by the East River (1973) — Introducció, algunes edicions197 exemplars
John Constantine, Hellblazer: Empathy is the Enemy (2006) — Introducció, algunes edicions166 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of New Historical Whodunits (1993) — Col·laborador — 138 exemplars
Dangerous Women (1998) — Col·laborador — 132 exemplars
The Best British Mysteries 2005 (2005) — Col·laborador — 123 exemplars
The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction (2007) — Pròleg, algunes edicions101 exemplars
A New Omnibus of Crime (1771) — Col·laborador — 95 exemplars
Murder Most Scottish (1656) — Col·laborador — 90 exemplars
Ox-Tales: Earth (2009) — Col·laborador — 86 exemplars
Murder On Christmas Eve: Classic Mysteries for the Festive Season (2017) — Col·laborador — 83 exemplars
The Best British Mysteries (2003) — Col·laborador — 76 exemplars
OxCrimes (2014) — Introducció; Col·laborador — 72 exemplars
Stranded (2005) — Pròleg, algunes edicions70 exemplars
The Oxford Book of Detective Stories (2000) — Col·laborador — 69 exemplars
The Losers: Book Two (2010) — Introducció, algunes edicions68 exemplars
2nd Culprit: A Crime Writers' Association Annual (1993) — Col·laborador — 64 exemplars
1st Culprit: A Crime Writers' Association Annual (1992) — Col·laborador — 58 exemplars
Lit Up Inside: Selected Lyrics (2014) — Pròleg, algunes edicions44 exemplars
Crimespotting (1656) — Col·laborador — 42 exemplars
3rd Culprit: An Annual of Crime Stories (1994) — Col·laborador — 40 exemplars
Forensic Psychology For Dummies (2012) — Pròleg — 40 exemplars
Mysterious Pleasures (2003) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 8 (2011) — Col·laborador — 27 exemplars
Perfectly Criminal (1996) — Col·laborador — 23 exemplars
Crème de la Crime (2000) — Col·laborador — 23 exemplars
Bookshop Mysteries: Five Bibliomysteries by Bestselling Authors (2017) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars
Great detective stories (1998) — Col·laborador — 20 exemplars
The Penguin Book of Crime Stories (2007) — Col·laborador — 16 exemplars
Stuart Adamson: In a Big Country (2011) — Introducció — 12 exemplars
The Arvon Book of Crime and Thriller Writing (2012) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
Scenes of Crime (2000) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
Winter's Crimes 22 (1990) 4 exemplars
Missing Persons (1999) — Pròleg — 2 exemplars
Crimewave 1 (1999) 1 exemplars


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I am a big fan of Ian Rankin’s books featuring the jaundiced and prickly John Rebus – a man for whom the Scots term ‘thrawn’ might specifically have been coined – although I have never managed to feel the same enthusiasm for his other books. I am not generally keen on short stories, either, but my interest was piqued sufficiently to buy this novella.

The Rise is a luxurious apartment development in West London, within walking distance of Paddington Station. The development offers a wide range of exclusive services, and the reception area is presided over by a uniformed man combining the roles of concierge and security guard. As the story opens, the incumbent of that role has been found dead in the foyer, having suffered a heavy head wound. From there on we are introduced to the owner (and lead investor) of the development, and the inhabitants of several of the individual apartments. These include a Russian oligarch, the wife of an imprisoned London gang boss, and a former soap actress and model who has recently lost her most lucrative employment.

Rankin deftly weaves these ingredients into an engrossing novella following a standard police procedural approach. His principal investigator, Detective Sergeant Gish, is engaging and empathetic, and certainly easier for her colleagues to work with than Detective Inspector Rebus ever was. I am wondering whether Rankin has any plans for more stories featuring her. He has consciously aged John Rebus in real time, so may feel that he is reaching the end of the line as far as his plausibility as an investigative lead is concerned. While I love the Rebus books, I would be intrigued to see a series featuring Gish.
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Eyejaybee | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Nov 27, 2023 |
A collection of short stories about Rebus, set during his earlier career when his Detective Constable is Brian Holmes - no sign of Siobhan. Some were fairly lightweight, others more serious and downbeat, such as Aud Lang Syne when Rebus is part of a team assigned to intercept a drug's bust in busy Edinburgh on New Year's Eve, or 'Sunday' where Rebus is busying himself on his day off, attempting to keep his mind off an awful event which is haunting him.

As always, I like the character of Rebus with his wry/dark humour and offbeat way of viewing things. On balance, I would award this 3 stars.… (més)
kitsune_reader | Hi ha 17 ressenyes més | Nov 23, 2023 |
Many strands weave together in this complex story where Rebus must balance multiple cases and also face up to some of his own flaws. Early in the story he encounters a paedophile who has been released from jail and, discovering that he has been housed on an estate in a flat overlooking the children's playground, "outs" him to the neighbourhood, ultimately with tragic consequencies despite Rebus' guilt ridden attempts to help. Meanwhile, a high profile case of historical child abuse is currently on trial with possible connections.

Rebus is asked for help by two old school friends whose son has gone missing in suspicious circumstances, and has to resist the draw of a rekindled attraction to the mother, Janice. He is also troubled by the apparent suicide of a colleague who appeared to 'have it all' with a loving family and a rapid rise in the police career structure, in total contrast to Rebus. And to finally add to his problems, a serial killer and sociopath is released from custody in the USA and heads for Edinburgh to settle old scores - Rebus' role in keeping surveillance on this man leads to his becoming a target for the man's manipulative behaviour and draws into the killer's ambit three women who are significant to Rebus: Janice, Rebus' girlfriend Patience, and his daughter, still recovering from the accident in a previous book which left her unable to walk.

A complex book which manages to keep all the plates spinning and portrays a truly chilling sociopathic character, keeping the suspense level high. The only thing I missed is the relationship with Siobhan, Rebus' colleague, who has only a bit part in this book. So a 4 star rating overall.
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kitsune_reader | Hi ha 35 ressenyes més | Nov 23, 2023 |
Another complex novel in the Rebus series. In this, Rebus is co-opted onto a school shooting investigation by his friend Bobby Hogan, with colleague Siobhan Clarke along to drive and otherwise support him as Rebus has, it seems, badly scalded his hands in the bath. The problem is that a criminal who was stalking Siobhan and had just assaulted her in the street is now dead after a chip pan fire - and seems to have been tied to his chair during it - after being seen drinking in a pub with Rebus who then went back home with him. As Rebus is known to be protective towards Siobhan, their boss and her superiors assume he is responsible, so during the course of the novel he ends up suspended which makes it tricky for him to keep working on the school shooting - although he does manage it, of course.

Investigation into the ex-army suspect for the school shooting reveals apparent criminal involvement, and a couple of army investigators are also around to menace Rebus who eventually works out their hidden agenda. Meanwhile, Siobhan is attracted to an ex RAF friend of the shooter's with unexpected consequencies.

On the plus side I enjoyed the much greater role played by Siobhan in this and the humorous interaction between her and Rebus. However, I didn't find the guest star villains - Rankin tells the story in his foreword of how they were created after a charity raffle to auction off the right to appear in the book - at all convincing. I found their parts of the story rather dragged out and thought the book could still have worked without them and with a little rewriting to cover the essentials of their role. I also wasn't convinced by the climax wouldn't it have made more sense for someone with the proceeds of drug trafficking who has his own plane and has flown to Amsterdam many times to have tried to do a runner instead?. So the rating balances out at 4 stars for me.
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kitsune_reader | Hi ha 39 ressenyes més | Nov 23, 2023 |



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