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A Question of Blood By Ian Rankin

A Question of Blood by Ian Rankin

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A CRIME TOO CLOSE TO HOME . . .
A superb, highly suspenseful crime thriller from the No.1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES
'You'll love every second of it' MIRROR

A Question of Blood Summary

A Question of Blood by Ian Rankin

A CRIME TOO CLOSE TO HOME . . .

A superb, highly suspenseful crime thriller from the No.1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES

'You'll love every second of it' MIRROR

'Excellent' SUNDAY TIMES

At a private school, two teenagers are killed by an ex-Army loner who then turned the gun on himself. Finding the truth will take Detective Inspector John Rebus into the heart of a shattered community.

Ex-Army himself, Rebus becomes fascinated by the killer, and finds he is not alone. It seems the man had friends in high places and enemies to spare.

And Rebus has secrets of his own. He's fresh out of hospital, with newly bandaged hands, and won't say what happened. But after the death of a criminal he visited, who had been stalking DS Siobhan Clarke, Rebus is the prime suspect...

A Question of Blood Reviews

Excellent * SUNDAY TIMES *
Splendidly-woven yarn...if there still are people unaware of Rankin and Rebus, this would make a great introduction -- Rab Anderson * SUNDAY EXPRESS *
Rankin expertly keeps us on a knife-edge...He is on top form here - unremitting pleasure -- Cath Staincliffe * TANGLED WEB *
He writes with a natural rhythmn which exerts an almost hypnotic effect * THE INDEPENDENT - Andrew Taylor *
You'll love every second of it * DAILY MIRROR 4-STARS *
Exemplifies the enhanced craftmanship of the author's recent work; the sheer number of handicaps Rebus overcomes and of the puzzles he solves evinces a relishable virtuosity * SUNDAY TIMES - John Dugdale *
A rich absorbing narrative in which the focus is not on who did it - that we know - but why. Artful, moving and entertaining * THE OBSERVER - Peter Gutteridge *
Ian Rankin's John Rebus...is a flawed but very human creation, and his Edinburgh and its inhabitants beautifully drawn and utterly real * IRISH INDEPENDENT - Myles McWeeney *
Exceptionally well-plotted book, which is guaranteed to hook you and keep you hooked * SUNDAY TELEGRAPH - Antonia Fraser *
Skilfully composed and powerfully written, with a vein of compassion that Rankin taps to startling and justified effect * LITERARY REVIEW - Philip Oakes *
He is an addictive writer, which accounts for his immense popularity, but he is also a serious and disturbing one...What he does after Rebus is an interesting question. To track back and offer us some of Rebus's earlier cases would be to reduce the novels to mere entertainment, hugely popular no doubt but a betrayal of his remarkable talent * THE SPECTATOR - Allan Massie *
This latest story crackles with tension, energy and suspense. And it's a credit to Rankin's writing that despite our familiarity with the detective inspector, it is quite believable that Rebus is capable of committing a violent crime to protect a friend * SUNDAY TRIBUNE (Ireland) - Lise Hand *
Seamlessly plotted, effortlessly compelling read. Rankin is in total command of his idiom. Rebus himself may be showing signs of burn-out and disaffection with conventional police procedure, but there is no indication that the series is running out of steam * MAIL ON SUNDAY - Simon Humphreys *

About Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin is the multimillion-copy worldwide bestseller of over thirty novels and creator of John Rebus. His books have been translated into thirty-six languages and have been adapted for radio, the stage and the screen.

Rankin is the recipient of four Crime Writers' Association Dagger Awards, including the Diamond Dagger, the UK's most prestigious award for crime fiction. In the United States, he has won the celebrated Edgar Award and been shortlisted for the Anthony Award. In Europe, he has won Denmark's Palle Rosenkrantz Prize, the French Grand Prix du Roman Noir and the German Deutscher Krimipreis.

He is the recipient of honorary degrees from universities across the UK, is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Edinburgh and a Fellow of The Royal Society of Literature, and has received an OBE for his services to literature.

Website: IanRankin.net
Twitter: @Beathhigh
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Additional information

GOR010270412
9781409175766
1409175766
A Question of Blood by Ian Rankin
Used - Like New
Paperback
Orion Publishing Co
2017-08-24
480
N/A
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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