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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books; Reprint edition (Sept. 16 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780312536930
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312536930
  • ASIN: 0312536933
  • Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 2.1 x 20.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 249 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,353,268 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Ian Rankin is up there among the best crime novelists at work today." - Michael Connelly "A superior series." - The New York Times Book Review "Ian Rankin, you cannot go wrong." - The Boston Globe "A novelist of great scope, depth, and power." - Jonathan Kellerman

Ian Rankin is up there among the best crime novelists at work today. "Michael Connelly"

A superior series. "The New York Times Book Review"

Ian Rankin, you cannot go wrong. "The Boston Globe"

A novelist of great scope, depth, and power. "Jonathan Kellerman""

About the Author

Ian Rankin is the worldwide #1 bestselling writer of the Inspector Rebus books, including "Knots and Crosses," "Let It Bleed," "Black and Blue," "Set in Darkness," "Resurrection Men," "A Question of Blood," "The Falls" and "Exit Music." He is also the author of "The Complaints" and Doors Open. He has won an Edgar Award, a Gold Dagger for fiction, a Diamond Dagger for career excellence, and the Chandler-Fulbright Award. He has been elected a Hawthornden Fellow, and received the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his contributions to literature. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1982. He lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, with his wife and their two sons.

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There are two sides of Edinburgh, Scotland. There's the side that tourists see: the city of Grayfriar's Bobby, of the annual Summer Festival, of the quaint pubs and the scenic castle sitting on a hill called Arthur's Throne. Then there's the other side of Edinburgh, the domain of Detective Inspector John Rebus. This Edinburgh is one of boarded up housing tenements inhabited by the hopeless, a city of AIDS ridden junkies and prostitutes, of deals made in back alleys at midnight amid violence and sometimes death.
Inspector Rebus is sent to investigate what appears to be a junkie's death in an abandoned housing estate. The man's body is laid out spread-eagle with Satanic symbols and candles decorating the room. While the other cops are convinced it's just another all-too-familiar overdose victim, Rebus gets the inkling there is more to it than meets the eye. A young female witness is found and tells Rebus that the last words the dead man said were "Hide! Hide!". Assisted by his protegé, Rebus explores the dark side of Edinburgh, seeking justice for a young man too easily dismissed both in life and in death.
Ian Rankin is the best mystery writer I've ever read. The character of Inspector John Rebus is melancholy, brooding, cynical, funny, intelligent, a workaholic and a perfectionist. He's both addicted and repelled by his work. Being a copper has absorbed his entire life. Rankin's style has been described as "Tartan Noir" and the label is fitting. But to think this book and the series it's part of are dreary would be a mistake. Rankin takes the reader to the depths of dark grittiness, then surprises with bright flashes of humor. Watch for tongue in cheek touches, such as a detective named Holmes and a superior named Watson. Do yourself a good turn and read not only HIDE & SEEK, but the entire Inspector Rebus series.
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In Hide and Seek, the second book in the Inspector Rebus series, a young man is discovered dead from an apparent overdose in a shady part of Edinburgh. John Rebus takes on the case, but discovers troubling evidence that points to a murder: the body is found laid out cross-like between two candles, a five-pointed star has been drawn on the wall above, the body is covered in bruises, and an autopsy reveals that the drug used by the victim was laced with rat poison. At the same time, Rebus is enlisted by his boss, Detective Superintendent Watson, to participate in an anti-drug campaign. In this role, Rebus meets several successful businessmen who prove to be far from model citizens.

In Hide and Seek, Ian Rankin further develops the parallel with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. We are also introduced to recurring characters in the series: Brian Holmes, the Detective Sergeant who helps Rebus solve the case, and Detective Superintendent Watson, their boss. Rebus’ character is still deeply flawed, but he becomes more likable than in Knots & Crosses. Ian Rankin’s writing style has also evolved, and his dark humor is a welcome addition to the story.

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Rankin is really, really good. His plots are interesting enough in these Scottish police procedurals, but he weaves them through the lives of Inspector John Rebus and those close to him. Great character development, great details about Edinburgh, and the investigation is step by step, believable, timed just right. This is an early Rebus novel, so the language and style aren't as polished as later ones in the series. So what? Read them all. This is one of the best detective series going.
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This is the first Ian Rankin biik I have read and I choose it because my English class all had to choose a Scottish text to read and I thought I'd give it ago. I thought the book was extremly well written and described and I could imagine how each of the charcters were acting. I could hardly put the book down because I was wanting to read on and how it all ended...This is a must read book if u like a simple but extremly effective murder mystery.....
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