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The Inspector Rebus books are a series of detective novels by the Scottish author Ian Rankin. The novels, centred on Detective Inspector John Rebus, are mostly based in and around Edinburgh.

The Inspector Rebus books are a series of detective novels by the Scottish author Ian Rankin. The books are written in third person limited omniscient mode, focusing on Rebus, with the point of view sometimes shifting to colleagues, petty criminals or suspects. The stories belong to the genre of police procedural detective fiction, with a hardboiled aspect that has led to them being dubbed 'Tartan Noir'.

Ian Rankin is now the United Kingdom's bestselling crime writer.

Once John Rebus was a Para, served in the elite SAS. Now he's an Edinburgh policeman who spends time evading his memories, missing promotion opportunities, and right now ignoring a series of crank letters. Ian Rankin is now the United Kingdom's bestselling crime writer. His 15 police procedurals featuring the dour Scottish Detective Inspector John Rebus are beginning, at last, to attract a devoted-and deserved-following in this country. St. Martin's has just published this, Rankin's 1992 collection of short stories, and I can't think of a better way to be introduced to John Rebus and his creator.

Series: Inspector Rebus Novels (Book 12). Paperback: 480 pages. I love Ian Rankin's Rebus series, even though I am constantly amazed at the extent to which Rebus is able to drink and hold down a job - I think the Scots are more tolerant of heavy drinkers than American employers would be. That having been said, reading this mystery was like a trip to Edinburgh as someone who lives and works there sees the city - a city with very deep roots in history, still influenced by events that occurred hundreds of years ago, living under the shadow of a castle and with history in every building.

The Falls by Ian Rankin. One of the BEST in the Rebus series if not THE BEST. I didn't complete all the Rebus books this year, but that just gives me something to look forward to in 2011. A young woman from an affluent family in Edinburgh has gone missing. At this point, I'm up to number 12 in the series which runs through 17 books. Rankin was always a good writer right from the beginning, but over the years he has just gotten better and better. Hi One of my reading projects for the year has been to read the Inspector Rebus series.

The next one is for Inspector John Rebus, a man haunted by the impenetrable riddles of his own troubled past. But the lead is soon complicated by an unexpected twist.

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Ian Rankin Presents Criminal Minded. A copy of The Falls signed by Ian Ranki. nd Inspector Rebus

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Ian Rankin is an Edgar Award nominee and the recipient of the Gold Dagger Award for Fiction and the . Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is feeling the heat.

Ian Rankin is an Edgar Award nominee and the recipient of the Gold Dagger Award for Fiction and the Chandler-Fulbright Award. He lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, with his wife and their two sons. She's investigating the death of a senior government prosecutor, David Minton, who has friends in high places. When one of their own is killed, the powers that be want answers fast.

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Rankin, King Of Tartan Noir. com User, December 12, 2001. A wealthy Edinburgh university student goes missing, and the pressure is on to find her. John Rebus and Siobhan Clarke are assigned to the case. Soon they discover that "Flip" was participating in an internet role playing game just before she disappeared.

The Falls (Inspector Rebus, Bk 12) By Ian Rankin.

A student has gone missing in Edinburgh. She's not just any student, though, but the daughter of well-to-do and influential bankers. There's almost nothing to go on until DI John Rebus gets an unmistakable gut feeling that there's more to this than just another runaway spaced out on unaccustomed freedom. Two leads emerge: a carved wooden doll in a toy coffin, found in the student's home village, and an Internet role-playing game. The ancient and the modern, brought together by uncomfortable circumstance ...'Rankin continues to be unsurpassed among living British crime writers...He makes the reader feel part of the scene, and enhances the experience with his virtuosity with dialogue ...But all these virtues would count for little if Rankin didn't also possess the most important asset of them all - the ability to tell a damned good story' The Times

Comments: (7)

Phobism
I found The Falls gripping with many twists and turns. I like how human the detectives are and how believable the situations are. This is not great literature but it is right up there with good detective writing. Also, if you have any interest in Edinburgh and things Scots, this is a bonus. A good read all round although Americans may be surprised by the amount of drinking but if you have lived in Britain you know it is an aspect of the culture. If you like detective fiction featuring very human sleuths, this novel is most certainly for you.I'm glad Ian Rankin doesn't do much Scots dialect which can make the going very hard.
RUL
I love Ian Rankin's Rebus series, even though I am constantly amazed at the extent to which Rebus is able to drink and hold down a job -- I think the Scots are more tolerant of heavy drinkers than American employers would be.
That having been said, reading this mystery was like a trip to Edinburgh as someone who lives and works there sees the city -- a city with very deep roots in history, still influenced by events that occurred hundreds of years ago, living under the shadow of a castle and with history in every building.
The plot involves the disappearance of a wealthy young college student, who was supposed to be meeting friends for drinks and never shows up. Because of who she is, all the stops are pulled out to find her, and Rebus finds himself one of many working on this case. He believes from the start that she has been killed and he is investigating a homicide. He also thinks there's some connection between her death and some miniature coffins that have been found from time to time, and there's a possibility that her death is connected to a puzzle-solving computer game she's been playing.
If you like mysteries that make you think, that really challenge your intelligence and are written with literary skill that will make them timeless classics, Rankin is an author for you. This is my fourth book by him and I'm relishing reading more in the series.
Aradwyn
This is my second Inspector Rebus novel and I must say I have thoroughly enjoyed both of them. Rebus is a gritty, hard drinking Scottish detective who doesn't always abide by the rules but does get the job done. "The Falls" deals with the recent murder of a young woman whose death may be connected to a series of murders that have occurred over the past ten years or so. The tenuous connection is a small wooden casket left at the murder scenes. As Rebus pursues this lead, his associate, DS Siobhan Clarke investigates the more recent suspects. Needless to say, the case is eventually solved.

This is a very good mystery series with believable, entertaining characters. The stories are well plotted with to the point dialogue. It is somewhat reminiscent of the Inspector Frost series of books but much grittier. Adding the character of DS Clarke has brought another dimension to the stories with her trying to figure out Rebus and cope with his investigation methods.

I highly recommend this book to any lover of a good, solid mystery.
Jusari
This is one of the longest and most complex John Rebus mysteries, but it is well worth the significant investment of one's time and attention. In fact, the writing is so good, the movement of the plot so inexorable, the characterizations so authentic, the scenes so utterly Scottish that aside from wanting the solution to the mystery, I could have kept reading for another 4-500 pages!
I won't repeat what others have described of the story but add some details I found interesting. First, the Internet role-playing aspect was not only completely authentic (I have a young adult son who keeps me up on these things), but presented with a delicate balance that didn't talk down to the non-Internet initiates, but wasn't incomprehensible either. I almost got interested in the games myself. Second, I was captivated by the intricate exploration of the problems encountered by both men and women when women rise to positions of leadership in traditionally male-dominated fields. It's great that Rankin understands that there are no easy answers and that there are always tradeoffs. I wish the men I knew in my field had as much understanding. Finally, John Rebus is definitely maturing emotionally and spiritually as he matures in years. I enjoyed every flash of insight into his complex person as the plot unfolded. If you haven't read Rankin before, start! You can watch the growth of the author and the characters by starting with the first, Knots and Crosses, or you can plunge into the full-blown alternative reality in this book. Either way, you will emerge glad you invested the time.
Kata
Another classic in the Inspector Rebus series. The pieces of the plot are there, and the Inspecttor puts them together despite the obstruction of his superiors, the press, and his excessive tippling. A great plot in the Scottish environment..Welcome to Edinburgh and the Lothian and Borders area.
Tiv
I like Rankin. He writes with a nice pace, is in no hurry but keeps you in the story. It is not toe curling, I put the book down many times to do some other things but I picked it up again with pleasure. Still a three because I don't think Rankin is a writer that wants me read all this books like Nesbo, Flynn, Bingham or Coben.
Kupidon
Ian Rankin is far and away the best of this genre, and I dare say of any genre he might choose to tackle. With each book I think he can't get better, and so far, he does, All the characters are rich and deep without endless richness and deepness being added endlessly. He doesn't cheat his readers by assuming we are jerks....just love this guy!!!
So glad to have fallen for Ian Rankin and Inspector Rebus. Finally you say? Maybe it is the farther north you go the better the detective/ police procedurals get. I'm thinking of the Scots and the Scandinavians versus the Agatha Christie and Colin Dexter examples. Good detail and believable situations without the surprizing, out of nowhere solutions. Much more satisfying. He really makes Edinburgh come alive as one of the characters in his stories.
The Falls (Inspector Rebus, Bk 12) download epub
Mystery
Author: Ian Rankin
ISBN: 0752844059
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Mystery
Language: English
Publisher: Orion Pub Co (October 2001)
Pages: 496 pages