Fleshmarket Close

Fleshmarket Close

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An illegal immigrant is found murdered in an Edinburgh housing scheme: a racist attack, or something else entirely? Rebus is drawn into the case, but has other problems: his old police station has closed for business, and his masters would rather he retire than stick around. Siobhan meanwhile has problems of her own. A teenager has disappeared from home and Siobhan is drawn into helping the family, which will mean travelling closer than is healthy towards the web of a convicted rapist. Then there's the small matter of the two skeletons - a woman and an infant - found buried beneath a concrete cellar floor in Fleshmarket Close. The scene begins to look like an elaborate stunt - but whose, and for what purpose...?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 152 x 230 x 38mm | 621.43g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • ORION
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 075286467X
  • 9780752864679

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Fleshmarket Close was featured in the new BBC bookclub programme hosted by Jeremy Vine - BBC PAGE TURNERS. The interview with Ian was broadcast on Monday 18 April on BBC1 at 9.15am. THE GUARDIAN have interviewed Ian for the Saturday Review. This is a major profile interview by Nick Wroe with photographs by Eamonn McCabe. This will run mid-May to tie in to Ian's talk at the Guardian Hay Festival. BBC RADIO WALES 'Phil the Shelf' are interviewing Ian at Hay. On 9 April FINANCIAL TIMES ran an profile interview with Ian for the Weekend Interview. This was done whilst Ian was touring the States. Fleshmarket Close was also winner of the 2005 British Book Award for Crime Thriller of the Year. The award was announced at the Nibbies on 20 April and broadcast on Channel 4 'RICHARD AND JUDY on 22 April. THE TIMES ran a diary story following the announcement of the shortlist and the Nibbies got widespread media coverage. Ian was awarded CWA DIAMOND DAGGER for Lifetime Achievement on Wednesday 11 May at the Savoy. Ian has written 100 words for GUARDIAN summer reading feature.show more

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 & BLUE. His subsequent Rebus novels have all been international bestsellers, and in 2003, he received an OBE for services to literature.show more

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7,235 ratings
3.97 out of 5 stars
5 27% (1,927)
4 48% (3,457)
3 22% (1,623)
2 3% (192)
1 0% (36)
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