Doors Open

Doors Open

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Set in a very different Edinburgh to that inhabited by DI John Rebus, this new thriller will show a whole new side to Ian Rankin. With echoes of OCEAN'S 11 and THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR, this novel centres on the glamorous uber-world of the Scottish capital. Mike Mackenzie is a self-made man with too much time on his hands and a bit of the devil in his soul. He is looking for something to liven up the days and settles on a plot to rip-off one of the most high-profile targets in the capital - the National Gallery of Scotland. So, together with two close friends from the art world, he devises a plan to a lift some of the most valuable artwork around. But of course, the real trick is to rob the place for all its worth whilst persuading the world that no crime was ever more

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  • CD-Audio
  • 138 x 140 x 24mm | 222.26g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 0752897810
  • 9780752897813
  • 1,499,619

About Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin was born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960. In 1997 he was awarded the Macallan Gold Dagger for Fiction for BLACK AND BLUE. His subsequent Rebus novels have all been international bestsellers. He lives with his wife and two sons in Edinburgh. In 2003, Ian received an OBE for his services to literature. James Macpherson has played DCI Jardine in Taggart for sixteen years, and has acted on stage in plays as diverse as The Taming of the Shrew and works by Hamish Wilson. He has presented a regular books programme for Radio Scotland - for which he has interviewed Ian Rankin. He won a Gold Award for his reading of Strip Jack at the Spoken Word Awards 2004. He lives in more

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"Life without Rebus was never going to be easy [but] this new Rankin ride, still around Edinburgh but from a slightly different, non-cop perspective, is brilliant. It's fast, violent and edgy." -- Sue Arnold THE GUARDIAN "It's a brave author who kills off the golden goose ... but Ian Rankin has produced a most satisfying, if tongue-in-cheek, new venture in DOORS OPEN. James MacPherson, the narrator, has as much fun with a new repertoire of Edinburgh characters and the sardonic DI Ransome as he did with Rebus, et al." -- Christina Hardyment THE TIMES "A really great listen, with reader James Macpherson." -- Kati Nicholl DAILY EXPRESS "After dispatching DI Rebus in his previous novel, a demob-happy Ian Rankin is in lighter, almost humorous mood. ... James Macpherson always adds value and, in an eerie, suspenseful epilogue, he gets to reveal, solely by his accent, the identity of the plotters' nemesis." DAILY TELEGRAPH "Here is proof that there is life after Rebus ... The tough Scots narration gives it all a suitably harsh edge." THE OLDIE "Gripping." DAILY TELEGRAPHshow more

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3,432 ratings
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4 35% (1,189)
3 40% (1,366)
2 10% (355)
1 2% (83)
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