Set in Darkness: Abridged

Set in Darkness: Abridged

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On a frosty winter's morning, DI John Rebus and a select group of colleagues are in the company of an expert archaeologist on a tour of Queensbury House - an ex-hospital about to house Her Majesty's parliament in Scotland - when they stumble across a mummified body secreted behind a wall. Later that same day, a tramp jumps off the North Bridge though the glass roof of Waverly Station, a not unusual occurrence except that 'Supertramp' had in his possession a building society passbook with a balance of over 400,000 in it. The two cases seem unconnected until a third death - of a high-profile prospective Member of the Scottish Parliament - is discovered in Queensbury House's disused summer-house. As Rebus and his hand-picked crew dig up secrets twenty years buried, it begins to look as if Scotland's second attempt at devolution though more successful will be just as dirty...This eleventh Rebus novel is vintage Rankin - dark, blackly funny and brilliantly convoluted - and brings back to Edinburgh the ghost of a Mr Big who has the power to destabilise a state.show more

Product details

  • Audio cassette
  • 107 x 138 x 34mm | 255g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0752832115
  • 9780752832111

About Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin lives with his wife and two sons in Edinburgh. James Macpherson, though also a stage actor with varied roles to his credit, is best known for his thirteen years as DC (now DI) Jardine in Taggart. He won the BBC Radio Carleton Hobbs Award and continues to work on radio and presents a regular books programme for Radio Scotland. He was born in Hamilton and lives in Glasgow. 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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4 48% (2,927)
3 20% (1,252)
2 2% (125)
1 1% (35)
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