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Set in Darkness

An Inspector Rebus Novel

Inspector Rebus Novels

Ian Rankin

Minotaur Books

On the eve of the first Scottish parliament in three hundred years, Edinburgh is a city rife with political passions and expectations. Queensbury House, the home of Scotland's new rulers, falls in the middle of John Rebus' turf, keeping him busy with ceremonial tasks. That quickly changes, however, when a long-dead body is discovered in a Queensbury House fireplace, a homeless man throws himself off a bridge - leaving behind a suitcase full of cash - and an up-and-coming politician is found murdered. The links between the three deaths lead Rebus to a confrontation with one of Edinburgh's most notorious criminals, a man he thought he'd put in jail for life. Someone's going to make a lot of money out of Scotland's independence - and, as Rebus knows all too well, where there's big money at stake, darkness gathers.

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SET IN DARKNESS (Chapter 1)

DARKNESS was falling as Rebus accepted the yellow hard hat from his guide.

“This will be the admin block, we think,” the man said. His name was David Gilfillan. He worked for Historic Scotland and was coordinating the archaeological survey of Queensberry House. “The original building is late seventeenth century. Lord Hatton was its original owner. It was extended at the end of the century, after coming into the ownership of the first Duke of Queensberry. It would have been one of the grandest houses on Canongate, and only a stone’s throw

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"A beautifully written series"--New York Times Book Review

"A brilliant series"--Entertainment Weekly

"Crime fiction at its best"--Washington Post Book World

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  • Ian Rankin

  • IAN RANKIN won England's prestigious Gold Dagger Award for Black and Blue, which was also an Edgar Award nominee. His latest Rebus novel, Dead Souls, was nominated for another Gold Dagger prize. Rankin lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, with his wife and their two sons.
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