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  • Daggers Drawn

    Daggers Drawn

    NINETEEN CWA DAGGER AWARD-WINNING SHORT STORIES FROM THE BEST OF THE BEST IN CRIME FICTIONMaxim Jakubowski has edited all the great names in crime fiction and stories from his anthologies have won the CWA Dagger six times. Now he has collected 19 Dagger award-winning stories in one volume, making it the first retrospective deep dive into the CWA's archive of Dagger Award winners. Bringing together the greatest crime fictions authors such as Ian Rankin, Jeffery Deaver, John Connolly, Denise Mina, John Harvey and many more. Edgy, twisted and disturbing, Daggers Drawn is a visceral and thrilling collection showcasing the very best modern crime fiction has to offer.Contributors include:Ian RankinJeffery DeaverJohn ConnollyJohn HarveyDenise MinaJulian RathboneMartin Edwards Peter Lovesey Lauren Henderson Stella Duffy Peter O'Donnell (writing as Madeleine Brent) Danuta ReahCath Staincliffe Margaret Murphy L.C. Tyler Phil Lovesey Larry Beinhart Richard Lange Jerry Sykes

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    R 482.00

  • Bleeding Hearts

    Bleeding Hearts

    What happens when a killer becomes the target...? A gripping tale from the No.1 bestselling author A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES'Rankin is without doubt Britain's best crime novelist' ExpressThe death of a journalist from a single bullet to the heart makes for a dramatic story - but the twist in the tale is that this time, it's the man who fired the gun who's asking all the questions...The assassin, Michael Weston, knows he has carried out his assignment successfully. One mistake was enough, a long time ago, when a young girl had accidentally received the fatal bullet. Her father hired a PI named Hoffer to track him down. Every time Weston completed a job, Hoffer was not far behind. But why had the police been on the scene so quickly? Weston has to find out - even if it means coming face to face with Hoffer...

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  • Rather Be the Devil

    Rather Be the Devil

    'Britain's No.1 crime writer' Mirror * * * * *A CASE THAT WON'T DIEJohn Rebus can't close the door on the death of glamorous socialite Maria Turquand. Brutally murdered in her hotel room forty years ago, her killer has never been found.Meanwhile, Edinburgh's dark heart is up for grabs. Young pretender Darryl Christie may have staked his claim on the city's underworld - but has criminal mastermind and Rebus' long-time adversary, Big Ger Cafferty, really settled down to a quiet retirement? Or is he hiding in the shadows until Edinburgh is once more ripe for the picking?Old Enemies. New Crimes. Rebus may be off the force, but he certainly isn't off the case.* * * * *'Superbly told, impossible to put down ... underlines the treasure that Rebus has become' Daily Mail'This elegantly crafted and witty thriller proves this old devil still has all the best tunes' Sunday Mirror'Effortless plotting and a cracking narrative that keeps the reader gripped throughout' Daily Express

    Ian Rankin ESTIMATED DELIVERY:
    Approx. 15 - 20 Business Days

    R 241.00

  • Black And Blue

    Black And Blue

    Special edition of the award-winning Rebus novel from the No.1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES - includes exclusive extra material.'Britain's best crime novelist' DAILY EXPRESS'Ian Rankin is a genius' Lee ChildIn the 1960s, the infamous Bible John terrorised Scotland when he murdered three women, taking three souvenirs. Thirty years later, a copycat is at work, dubbed Johnny Bible. DI John Rebus's unconventional methods have got him in trouble before - now he's taken away from the inquiry and sent to investigate the killing of an off-duty oilman. But when his case clashes head-on with the Johnny Bible killings, he finds himself in the glare of a fearful media, whilst under the scrutiny of an internal enquiry. Just one mistake is likely to mean losing his job - and quite possibly his life.

    Ian Rankin ESTIMATED DELIVERY:
    Approx. 15 - 20 Business Days

    R 268.00

  • Saints of the Shadow Bible

    Saints of the Shadow Bible

    Old crimes don't stay buried...From the No.1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES'Ian Rankin is a genius' Lee Child'A first-rate thriller but also a forensic examination of contemporary Scottish society' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAYRebus is back on the force, albeit with a demotion and a chip on his shoulder. A 30-year-old case is being reopened, and Rebus's team from back then is suspected of foul play. With Malcolm Fox as the investigating officer, are the past and present about to collide in a shocking and murderous fashion? And does Rebus have anything to hide? His old colleagues called themselves 'the Saints', and swore a bond on something called 'the Shadow Bible'. But times have changed and the crimes of the past may not stay hidden much longer, especially with a referendum on Scottish independence just around the corner. Who are the saints and who are the sinners? And can the one ever become the other?

    Ian Rankin ESTIMATED DELIVERY:
    Approx. 15 - 20 Business Days

    R 241.00

  • Doors Open

    Doors Open

    A fantastic stand-alone heist thriller from the No.1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES.'You won't be able to turn the pages fast enough' RED'DOORS OPEN is a lot of fun. It's pacy, witty, full of action, twists and splendid dialogue. And Rebus does make a subtle appearance when an officer describes his police station as "a damn sight quieter since you-know-who retired" ' THE TIMESMike Mackenzie is a self-made man with too much time on his hands and a bit of the devil in his soul. He is looking for something to liven up the days and settles on a plot to rip-off one of the most high-profile targets in the capital - the National Gallery of Scotland.So, together with two close friends from the art world, he devises a plan to lift some of the most valuable artwork around. But of course, the real trick is to rob the place for all its worth whilst persuading the world that no crime was ever committed...

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  • Question of Blood

    Question of Blood

    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 TIMESAt 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...

    Ian Rankin ESTIMATED DELIVERY:
    Approx. 15 - 20 Business Days

    R 241.00

  • Even Dogs in the Wild

    Even Dogs in the Wild

    Someone knows where the bodies are buried...'Taut, dark and expertly crafted tale' [GUARDIAN] from the No.1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES'No one in Britain writes better crime novels today' Evening StandardRetirement doesn't suit John Rebus. He wasn't made for hobbies, holidays or home improvements. Being a cop is in his blood.So when DI Siobhan Clarke asks for his help on a case, Rebus doesn't need long to consider his options.Clarke's been investigating the death of a senior lawyer whose body was found along with a threatening note. On the other side of Edinburgh, Big Ger Cafferty - Rebus's long-time nemesis - has received an identical note and a bullet through his window.Now it's up to Clarke and Rebus to connect the dots and stop a killer.Even Dogs in the Wild brings back Ian Rankin's greatest characters in a story exploring the darkest corners of our instincts and desires.

    Ian Rankin ESTIMATED DELIVERY:
    Approx. 15 - 20 Business Days

    R 241.00

  • Beat Goes On: The Complete Rebus Stories

    Beat Goes On: The Complete Rebus Stories

    There is no detective like DI Rebus - brilliant, irascible and endlessly frustrating both to his friends and his long-suffering bosses. For over two decades he has walked through the dark places of Edinburgh . . .Now Rebus's life is revealed through this complete collection of stories, from his early days as a young DC in 'Dead and Buried' right up to the dramatic, but not quite final, retirement in 'The Very Last Drop'.This is the ultimate Ian Rankin treasure trove - a must for aficionados as well as a superb introduction to anyone looking to experience DI John Rebus, and the dark and twist-filled crimes he has to investigate, for the very first time.

    Ian Rankin ESTIMATED DELIVERY:
    Approx. 15 - 20 Business Days

    R 241.00

  • Impossible Dead

    Impossible Dead

    Malcolm Fox returns in the stunning second novel in Ian Rankin's series... 'Criminally good' WOMAN & HOMEFrom the No.1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES.'Excitingly gripping storytelling' THE TIMESMalcolm Fox and his team are back, investigating whether fellow cops covered up for Detective Paul Carter. Carter has been found guilty of misconduct, but what should be a simple job is soon complicated by a brutal murder and a weapon that should not even exist.A trail of revelations leads Fox back to 1985, a year of desperate unrest when letter-bombs and poisonous spores were sent to government offices, and kidnappings and murders were plotted. But while the body count rises the clock starts ticking, and a dramatic turn of events sees Fox in mortal danger.

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    R 241.00

  • Standing in Another Man's Grave

    Standing in Another Man's Grave

    What price will he pay to get his old life back...?From the No.1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES'This is British crime-writing of the finest, lasting quality' DAILY MAIL'Genius ... Rankin once again proves himself to be the consummate master of crime' SCOTLAND ON SUNDAYA series of seemingly random disappearances - stretching back to the millennium.A mother determined to find the truth.A retired cop desperate to get his old life back...It's been some time since Rebus was forced to retire, and he now works as a civilian in a cold-case unit. So when a long-dead case bursts back to life, he can't resist the opportunity to get his feet under the CID desk once more. But Rebus is as stubborn and anarchic as ever, and he quickly finds himself in deep with pretty much everyone, including DI Siobhan Clarke.All Rebus wants to do is uncover the truth. The big question is: can he be the man he once was and still stay on the right side of the law?

    Ian Rankin ESTIMATED DELIVERY:
    Approx. 15 - 20 Business Days

    R 268.00

  • Heart Full of Headstones

    Heart Full of Headstones

    'I loved it - Rebus is one of fiction's greatest creations' MARIAN KEYESJohn Rebus stands accused: the once legendary detective is on trial, facing the rest of his life behind bars. How does a hero turn villain? Or have times changed, and the rules with them?Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke tackles Edinburgh's most explosive case in years, as a corrupt cop harbouring huge secrets goes missing.But is her loyalty to the police or the public? And who can she trust when nobody is truly innocent - including her former mentor Rebus - and a killer walks among them? As the time comes to choose sides, it becomes clear: after a lifetime of lies, the truth will break your heart...

    Ian Rankin ESTIMATED DELIVERY:
    Approx 4 Business Days

    R 290.00

    4 Days Delivery
  • Hanging Garden

    Hanging Garden

    The ninth Inspector Rebus novel from the No.1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES.'Masterly' SUNDAY TIMES'Ian Rankin is a genius' Lee ChildDI John Rebus is hard at work on multiple cases. Not only is he on the trail of a WWII war criminal - he's also become entangled in a dangerous battle between two rival gangs. But when his daughter is the victim of an all too professional hit-and-run, there's nothing Rebus won't do to bring down the prime suspect. Even if it means making a deal with the devil . . .

    Ian Rankin ESTIMATED DELIVERY:
    Approx. 15 - 20 Business Days

    R 241.00

  • Game Called Malice

    Game Called Malice

    A delicious, and somewhat drunken, dinner party segues into a murder mystery game created by the hostess. However, the parlour game may hold clues about the dark truths hiding just under the surface of this genteel gathering...As suspects, clues and red herrings are sifted - it seems one of the guests has an unfair advantage: John Rebus, an ex-detective who used to do this for a living. But is he playing another game, one to which only he knows the rules, that will soon be revealed? As the tension rises, one by one, all their secrets will come out - and there is a shocking discovery that awaits them all...

    Ian Rankin ESTIMATED DELIVERY:
    Approx. 15 - 20 Business Days

    R 509.00

  • Let It Bleed

    Let It Bleed

    'Rebus is one of fiction's greatest creations' MARIAN KEYES In the depths of Edinburgh winter, the bodies are piling up for Detective John Rebus - two suicides, a murder, and the mysterious death of an inmate in one of Scotland's largest prisons. When his investigation uncovers a web of conspiracy among the city's political elite, it's clear that everything Rebus holds dear - his job, his life, even his young daughter - is now at stake. As he risks it all to make those responsible pay for their crimes, Rebus finds that some of his enemies are above the law - but perhaps not beyond justice...'Rebus is one of British crime writing's greatest characters: alongside Holmes, Poirot and Morse' DAILY MAIL'The king of crime fiction' SUNDAY EXPRESS

    Ian Rankin ESTIMATED DELIVERY:
    Approx 4 Business Days

    R 290.00

    4 Days Delivery
  • Dark Remains

    William McIlvanney, Ian Rankin ESTIMATED DELIVERY:
    Approx. 20 - 30 Business Days

    R 358.00

  • Song for the Dark Times

    Song for the Dark Times

    From the iconic Number One bestseller Ian Rankin, comes one of the must-read books of the year: A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES 'Genius ... Only great novels capture the spirit of the age. This is one of them.'THE TIMES* * * * *'He's gone...'When his daughter Samantha calls in the dead of night, John Rebus knows it's not good news. Her husband has been missing for two days.Rebus fears the worst - and knows from his lifetime in the police that his daughter will be the prime suspect.He wasn't the best father - the job always came first - but now his daughter needs him more than ever. But is he going as a father or a detective?As he leaves at dawn to drive to the windswept coast - and a small town with big secrets - he wonders whether this might be the first time in his life where the truth is the one thing he doesn't want to find...PRAISE FOR A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES:'Magnificent ... utterly unputdownable and an immersive pleasure' MARIAN KEYES'This is Rankin at his best, Rebus at his best, storytelling that meets the moment and transcends all genres and expectations' MICHAEL CONNELLY'An outstanding addition to one of the finest bodies of work in crime fiction' MICK HERRON'Rankin remains the king of the castle' THE TIMES'Typically compelling' DAILY TELEGRAPH'Masterly storytelling' SUNDAY EXPRESS'Excellent' LIZ NUGENT'The best that the crime genre can offer' FT'Rankin grows better with time . . . Rebus grows ever more compelling' DAILY MAIL* * * * *PRAISE FOR THE ICONIC NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER:'Ian Rankin is a genius'LEE CHILD'A master storyteller'GUARDIAN'Rebus is one of British crime writing's greatest characters: alongside Holmes, Poirot and Morse'DAILY MAIL'Great fiction, full stop'THE TIMES'One of Britain's leading novelists in any genre'NEW STATESMAN'Rankin is a phenomenon'SPECTATOR'Worthy of Agatha Christie at her best'SCOTSMAN'The king of crime fiction'SUNDAY EXPRESS

    Ian Rankin ESTIMATED DELIVERY:
    Approx. 15 - 20 Business Days

    R 241.00

  • Resurrection Men

    Resurrection Men

    The thirteenth Inspector Rebus novel from the No.1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES'No one in Britain writes better crime novels' Evening Standard'This is Rankin at his best, and, boy, that's saying something' TIME OUTRebus is off the case - literally. A few days into the murder inquiry of an Edinburgh art dealer, Rebus blows up at a colleague. He is sent to the Scottish Police College for 'retraining' - in other words, he's in the Last Chance Saloon.Rebus is assigned to an old, unsolved case, but there are those in his team who have their own secrets - and they'll stop at nothing to protect them. Rebus is also asked to act as a go-between for gangster 'Big Ger' Cafferty. And as newly promoted DS Siobhan Clarke works the case of the murdered art dealer, she is brought closer to Cafferty than she could ever have anticipated...

    Ian Rankin ESTIMATED DELIVERY:
    Approx. 15 - 20 Business Days

    R 268.00

  • Mortal Causes

    Mortal Causes

    The sixth Inspector Rebus novel from the No.1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES.'An outstanding creation' SUNDAY TELEGRAPHIt is August in Edinburgh and the Festival is in full swing... A brutally tortured body is discovered in one of the city's ancient subterranean streets and marks on the corpse cause Rebus to suspect the involvement of sectarian activists. The prospect of a terrorist atrocity in a city heaving with tourists is almost unthinkable. When the victim turns out to be the son of a notorious gangster, Rebus realises he is sitting atop a volcano of mayhem - and it's just about to erupt.

    Ian Rankin ESTIMATED DELIVERY:
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    R 241.00

  • Naming Of The Dead

    Naming Of The Dead

    The sixteenth Inspector Rebus novel from 'Britain's best crime novelist' DAILY EXPRESS and No.1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES'Rankin just gets better. The topicality and eye for detail are awesome' Jilly Cooper'This is possibly the best novel you will read in your life full stop. Yes, it is that good' NEWS OF THE WORLDA murder has been committed - but as the victim was a rapist, recently released from prison, no one is too concerned about the crime. That is, until Detective Inspector John Rebus and DS Siobhan Clarke uncover evidence that a serial killer is on the loose...When Rebus also starts looking into the apparent suicide of an MP, he is abruptly warned off the case, not least because the G8 leaders have gathered in Scotland, and Rebus's bosses want him well out of the way. But Rebus has never been one to stick to the rules, and when Siobhan has a very personal reason for hunting down a riot cop, it looks as though both Rebus and Clarke may be up against their own side...

    Ian Rankin ESTIMATED DELIVERY:
    Approx. 15 - 20 Business Days

    R 268.00

  • Fleshmarket Close

    Fleshmarket Close

    The fifteenth Inspector Rebus novel from the No.1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES'It's another Rebus novel you can't put down, and Rankin at his most powerful' CHOICE'Rankin is superb' DAILY MAILAn illegal immigrant is found murdered in an Edinburgh housing scheme. Rebus is drawn into the case, but has other problems: his old police station has closed for business, and his masters want him to retire. But Rebus is stubborn. As he investigates, he must visit an asylum seekers' detention centre, deal with the sleazy Edinburgh underworld, and maybe even fall in love...Siobhan meanwhile has problems of her own. A teenager has disappeared and Siobhan must help the family, which means getting close to a convicted rapist. Then there's the small matter of the two skeletons found buried beneath a cellar floor in Fleshmarket Close. An elaborate stunt - but whose, and for what purpose? And how can it tie to the murder on the housing-scheme known as Knoxland?

    Ian Rankin ESTIMATED DELIVERY:
    Approx. 15 - 20 Business Days

    R 241.00

  • Set In Darkness

    Set In Darkness

    The eleventh Inspector Rebus novel from the No.1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES'Ian Rankin is a genius' Lee Child'Britain's best crime novelist' DAILY EXPRESS.Edinburgh is about to become the home of the first Scottish parliament in 300 years. As political passions run high, DI John Rebus is charged with liaison, thanks to the new parliament being resident in Queensbury House, bang in the middle of his patch. But Queensbury House has its own, dark past. Legend has it that a young man was roasted there on a spit by a madman. When the fireplace where the youth died is uncovered another more recent murder victim is found. Days later, in the gardens outside, there is another body and Rebus is under pressure to find instant answers. As the case proceeds, the Inspector finds himself face to face with one of Edinburgh's most notorious criminals...

    Ian Rankin ESTIMATED DELIVERY:
    Approx. 15 - 20 Business Days

    R 268.00

  • Knots And Crosses

    Knots And Crosses

    Discover how it all began in the very first Rebus novel from 'Britain's No.1 crime writer' Daily Mirror'And in Edinburgh of all places. I mean, you never think of that sort of thing happening in Edinburgh, do you...?' 'That sort of thing' is the brutal abduction and murder of two young girls. And now a third is missing, presumably gone to the same sad end. Detective Sergeant John Rebus, smoking and drinking too much, his own young daughter spirited away south by his disenchanted wife, is one of many policemen hunting the killer. And then the messages begin to arrive: knotted string and matchstick crosses - taunting Rebus with pieces of a puzzle only he can solve.

    Ian Rankin ESTIMATED DELIVERY:
    Approx. 15 - 20 Business Days

    R 241.00

  • Strip Jack

    Strip Jack

    The fourth Inspector Rebus novel from the No.1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES - 'unmatched in the field of British crime fiction' THE TIMES.Gregor Jack, MP, well-liked, young, married to the fiery Elizabeth - to the outside world a very public success story. But Jack's carefully nurtured career plans take a tumble after a 'mistake' during a police raid on a notorious Edinburgh brothel. Then Elizabeth disappears, a couple of bodies float into view where they shouldn't, and a lunatic speaks from his asylum...Initially Rebus is sympathetic to the MP's dilemma - who hasn't occasionally succumbed to temptation? - but with the disappearance of Jack's wife the glamour surrounding the popular young man begins to tarnish. Someone wants to strip Jack naked and Rebus wants to know why...

    Ian Rankin ESTIMATED DELIVERY:
    Approx. 15 - 20 Business Days

    R 241.00

  • Dead Souls

    Dead Souls

    The tenth Inspector Rebus novel from the No.1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES.'Britain's best crime novelist' DAILY EXPRESS'No one in Britain writes better crime novels today Evening StandardStalking a poisoner at the local zoo, Inspector John Rebus comes across a paedophile taking pictures of children. When the social workers claim he is there for legitimate educational reasons, Rebus is faced with a dilemma - should he be outed to protect local kids or given a chance to start anew? As the locals begin a hate campaign Rebus gets a call from the past: the son of a friend has gone missing and no one else will make time to ask the right questions. And then a fragment of Scotland's criminal history is repatriated at the end of a life sentence for murder. Once more Rebus's cup of trouble runneth over and the ghosts of past misdeeds return to haunt Edinburgh's streets.

    Ian Rankin ESTIMATED DELIVERY:
    Approx. 15 - 20 Business Days

    R 241.00

  • Westwind

    Westwind

    For the first time in the US, this timeless cat-and-mouse classic from the Edgar Award-winning "genius" examines political tensions in an era of espionage (Lee Child, bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series). In Europe, the Americans are pulling out their troops in a tide of isolationism. Britain, torn between loyalties to America and the continent, is caught in the middle. Across the pond, a space shuttle crashes on landing, killing all but one of the crew on board: A British citizen named Mike Dreyfuss, who will become vilified by the US press and protesters.Halfway across the world, at English ground control headquarters, Martin Hepton watches with dismay as they lose contact with the most advanced satellite in Europe. When a colleague who suspects something strange disappears, Hepton realizes there is much more at stake than anyone knows -- and many more people on his trail than he can possibly evade .

    Ian Rankin ESTIMATED DELIVERY:
    Approx. 20 - 30 Business Days

    R 359.00

  • Falls

    Ian Rankin ESTIMATED DELIVERY:
    Approx. 20 - 30 Business Days

    R 485.00

  • Black Book

    Ian Rankin ESTIMATED DELIVERY:
    Approx. 20 - 30 Business Days

    R 401.00

  • Tooth and Nail

    Ian Rankin ESTIMATED DELIVERY:
    Approx. 20 - 30 Business Days

    R 401.00

  • Hide and Seek

    Ian Rankin ESTIMATED DELIVERY:
    Approx. 20 - 30 Business Days

    R 464.00

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