Hide And Seek
A junkie lies dead in an Edinburgh squat, spreadeagled, cross-like on the floor, between two burned-down candles, a five-pointed star daubed on the wall above. Just another dead addict - until John Rebus begins to chip away at the indifference, treachery, deceit, and sleaze that lurks behind the facade of the Edinburgh familiar to tourists. Only Rebus seems to care about a death, which looks more like a murder every day, about a seductive danger he can almost taste, appealing to the darkest corners of his mind.
- 123 x 142 x 25mm | 178g
- 06 Jul 2006
- Orion Publishing Co
- Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
'His superior ability in blending structure and language [even the rain in Edinburgh has a murderous 'stiletto' quality], make Rankin a virtuoso of this dark and twisted genre.' -- Natalie Bushe THE GLASGOW HERALD 'This is vintage Ian Rankin, and it is read perfectly by the brilliant Bill Paterson.' CHOICE 'Bill Paterson reads vividly.' -- Betty Tadman THE SCOTSMAN '[part of a] fabulous array of spoken word material' -- Vidar Hjardeng THE BOOK MAGAZINE
About Ian Rankin
Born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960, Ian Rankin graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1982, and then spent three years writing novels when he was supposed to be working towards a PhD in Scottish Literature. His first Rebus novel was published in 1987, and the Rebus books are now translated into twenty-two languages and are bestsellers on several continents. Ian Rankin has been elected a Hawthornden Fellow, and is also a past winner of the Chandler-Fulbright Award, as well as receiving two Dagger Awards for the year's best short story and the Gold Dagger for Fiction. He has also been shortlisted for the Edgar and Anthony Awards in the USA, and won Denmark's Palle Rosenkrantz Prize in 2000. Ian Rankin is also the recipient of honorary degrees from the universities of Abertay, St Andrews and Edinburgh. He recently received the OBE for services to literature, opting to receive the prize in his home city of Edinburgh, where he lives with his partner and two sons. Bill Paterson is one of the media's best-known voices. He is an award-winning actor, who has worked in many TV, film and theatre roles and productions including Marriage Play and Death and the Maiden. Television work includes Wives and Daughters, Auf Wiedersehen Pet, The Singing Detective and Licking Hitler and films include The Killing Fields and Truly, Madly, Deeply.