A Good Hanging (Inspector John Rebus Series)

A Good Hanging (Inspector John Rebus Series)

by Ian Rankin
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A Good Hanging (Inspector John Rebus Series) by Ian Rankin

Twelve remarkable, gritty stories starring Detective Inspector John Rebus in his home city of Edinburgh, as only Ian Rankin can portray it: not just the tearooms and cobbled streets of the tourist brochures, but a modern urban metropolis with a full range of criminals and their victims—blackmailers, peeping Toms, and more than one kind of murderer. It's a city like any other, a city that gives birth to crimes of passion, accidents, and long-hidden jealousy, and a city in which criminal minds find it all too easy to fade into the shadows. As dedicated readers of the series well know, nobody is better equipped to delve into Edinburgh's back alleys and smoky pubs than Rebus, and no one better able to illuminate his world than Ian Rankin.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312980009
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 01/05/2004
Series: Inspector John Rebus Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.72(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.89(d)

About the Author

Ian Rankin is the worldwide #1 bestselling writer of the Inspector Rebus mysteries, including Knots and Crosses, Hide and Seek, Let It Bleed, Black and Blue, Set in Darkness, Resurrection Men, A Question of Blood, The Falls and Exit Music. He has won an Edgar Award, a Gold Dagger for fiction, a Diamond Dagger for career excellence, and the Chandler-Fulbright Award. He has been elected a Hawthornden Fellow, and received the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his contributions to literature. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1982. He lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, with his wife and their two sons. 


Edinburgh, London and France

Date of Birth:

April 28, 1960

Place of Birth:

Cardenden, Scotland


Edinburgh University

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Good Hanging 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some writers have a natural talent for spinning good stories into novels but struggle writing an effective short story. The opposite is true as well, but short story collections suffer in the marketplace. Ian Rankin shows a remarkable talent for not only writing in both formats but also to accomplish it with a cross-over character in Inspector Rebus. These stories compliment the novels but read well as stand alone mini-cases. They could have been story ideas that just didn't flesh out to full novels or even side stories to larger cases, but they ended up here as well written shorts that are great reading. Enjoy.
Lemmy59 More than 1 year ago
Before John Rebus was too grizzled for his own good, Ian Rankin wrote this treasure of short stories about him. Some are serious, others light-hearted, and all are entertaining. I have the entire Rebus collecion and this stands out among my favorites.
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