A Question of Blood : Inspector Rebus

  • by Ian Rankin
  • Narrated by James Macpherson
  • Series: Inspector Rebus
  • 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When a former soldier and recluse murders two 17-year-old students at a posh Edinburgh boarding school, Inspector John Rebus immediately suspects there is more to the case than meets the eye.

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One of Ian's Very Best

I have read or listened to all of Rankin's "Rebus" novels, and this is one of my top two favorites (rivaling Saints of the Shadow Bible).

There is so much bad writing in this genre. I am grateful to have discovered Rankin because he is a great artist who tells an exciting and engaging story. When I click on the sample of a book by another writer and it starts right in with the authorial voice explaining the characters to the reader, I just say "Nope" and shut it off.

Rankin knows how to write. He knows how to tell the story through the ACTIONS of the characters, not by explaining everything like these bunglers.

Rebus has become something of a hero for me. He makes a lot of mistakes, sure, but he has an underlying sense of justice that drives him. He has a passion for it. Plus high intelligence and courage. He is a believable shaggy hero for our messy world.

Please keep at it, Rebus, and Ian! Now that PD James and Ruth Rendell have left this earthly plane, we are running out of detective fiction writers who can actually write. We must have Rankin for a good long while.
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- Mark "Markus"

A lot more about Siobhan and Rebus relationship

I enjoyed it but this one is a much more personal view of our detectives relationship. The story moves a little more slowly as the characters emotions are revealed.
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- J. Ellis "jodz"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-24-2015
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio