The Black Book (Inspector Rebus #5)
When a close colleague is brutally attacked, Inspector John Rebus is drawn into a case involving a hotel fire, an unidentified body, and a long forgotten night of terror and murder. Pursued by dangerous ghosts and tormented by the coded secrets of his colleague's notebook, Rebus must piece together the most complex and confusing of jigsaws. But not everyone wants the puzzle solved - perhaps not even Rebus himself...
Reissued in the stunning new livery alongside EXIT MUSIC - new in paperback. New for this edition - specially commissioned Reading Group Notes. Ian Rankin is a regular No.1 bestseller and Guardian fastseller. The Rebus TV adaptation attracted 9 million viewers. He has an incredibly high profile - he has had his own TV series, received an OBE and is a regular on TV and radio. He has won numerous awards, including the CWA Gold Dagger and the Edgar Award. Ian Rankin makes up more than 10% of all UK crime sales. He also constantly gets excellent reviews: 'He is an addictive writer ... a remarkable talent' Spectator 'There are few writers who can match him for imaginative, multi-layered plots ... thrilling' New Statesman 'A very impressive piece of work ... This is totally involving stuff' Daily Express 'This is a typically deep and intricate story from arguably Scotland's finest living writer' The Times 'The quality of the writing and the scalpel-sharp characterisation ... make this a class act' Daily Telegraph 'As always, Rankin proves himself the master of his own milieu ... There cannot be a better crime novelist writing' Daily Mail
Ian Rankin is a regular No.1 bestseller, and has received numerous awards, including the prestigious Diamond Dagger. He lives with his family in Edinburgh, and in 2003 received an OBE for his services to literature.