A Good Hanging

A Good Hanging

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Eleven Inspector Rebus mysteries, including the hanging of a student during the Festival, an arson attack on a bird watcher, and the apparent witnessing of a miracle...If you're the kind of traveller who likes to step off the tourist trail this is the book for you.show more

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  • CD-Audio
  • 124 x 142 x 24mm | 199.58g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0752868098
  • 9780752868097
  • 1,137,866

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. 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 Glasgow.show more

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'Audiobook of the week...the main pleasure of these 11 tales lies in the baroque nature of the criminal puzzles the Edinburgh copper has to solve: a student actor hanged on his own gallows; a ghost complete with stigmata; a supposed IRA assassination attempt. Macpherson played DCI Jardine in ITV's Taggart for 16 years, so is at home on this Scottish police beat, which stretches back to Rebus's early years in print' -- Karen Robinson THE SUNDAY TIMES 'A treat for Rebus fans who like clever mysteries served up professionally and fancy-free; unsolved likewise. It was also an unexpected treat for this reviewer, who does not read much crime, but found herself gripped by Rankin's art as a story-teller.' -- Melanie Reid THE HERALD 'Rankin is incapable of writing a bad story, and the four here display the usual mix of easy erudition and wit, finished off with compulsory twists.' -- Alison Rowat THE HERALDshow more

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