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In a house of lies. #22 / Ian Rankin.

Rankin, Ian, author. (Author).
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  • 2 of 4 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
LARL Cataloging LARL65881 (Text) LARL65881 New On order -
Moorhead Public Library M RAN (Text) 33500012829859 New Checked out 09/07/2019
Greenbush Public Library RAN (Text) 35500006123614 Main Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library RAN (Text) 35500006123523 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316479202 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0316479209 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: pages ; cm
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: A missing private investigator is found locked in a car hidden deep in the woods. Worse still - both for his family and the police - the body was in an area that had already been searched 10 years ago. Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is part of a new inquiry, combing through the mistakes of the original case. There were always suspicions over how the investigation was handled, and now - after a decade without answers - it's time for the truth. Every officer involved must be questioned, and it seems everyone on the case has something to hide - and everything to lose. None more so than Detective John Rebus.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 December #1
    Why has the body of a private investigator, Stuart Bloom, missing for years, finally turned up in the trunk of a car in an area that had already been searched by police? And why is Bloom handcuffed with what appear to be police-issue cuffs? None of this bodes well for the Edinburgh police, or for John Rebus, now retired from the force but who was actively involved in the original investigation of the PI's disappearance. Rankin once again finds a clever and believable way of getting Rebus back in the game. Here the still-crotchety but ever-so-slightly mellowed copper launches what amounts to his own investigation, in concert with former colleague Siobhan Clarke, into finding Bloom's murderer and seeing which of his fellow cops, including himself, may be implicated in a cover-up. Rankin expertly juggles multiple story lines while gradually giving more screen time to Clarke, who has emerged as a worthy series lead. Still, it's the presence of Rebus, in fine fighting form, that gives this tale its pop, especially in a concluding scene in which he uses some of his old tricks to extract a confession. Sometimes the old ways are still the best. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Ian Rankin is a #1 international bestselling author. Winner of an Edgar Award and the recipient of a Gold Dagger for fiction and the Chandler-Fulbright Award, he lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, with his wife and their two sons.

Subject: Rebus, Inspector (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Police > Scotland > Edinburgh > Fiction.
Edinburgh (Scotland) > Fiction.
Police.
Rebus, Inspector (Fictitious character)
Scotland > Edinburgh.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)

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