In a House of Lies

In a House of Lies

IN A HOUSE OF LIES... Everyone has something to hide A missing private investigator is found, locked in a car hidden deep in the woods. Worse still - both for his family and the police - is that his body was in an area that had already been searched. Everyone has secrets Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is part of a new inquiry, combing through the mistakes of the original c IN A HOUSE OF LIES... Everyone has something to hide A missing private investigator is found, locked in a...

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Title:In a House of Lies
Author:Ian Rankin
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:In a House of Lies (Inspector Rebus, #22)
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:370 pages pages

In a House of Lies Reviews

  • Bettie☯
    Oct 16, 2018

    So Ian Rankin gives us the 22nd in the Edinburgh series featuring the iconic DI John Rebus, except Rebus is retired, although when was that ever going to stop him? He may well have given up the fags and curbed his excessive need for the drink, he may well have trouble climbing the stai...

    ?Who is it exactly that you?ve been speaking to, Siobhan?? ?He?s an ex-cop. Been retired a few years. And if I know him, he?ll be turning up here in the next ten or fifteen minutes.? ?Feel like telling us a bit about him before that happens?? ?In ten or fiftee...

    There?s no doubt that Ian Rankin is one of Britain?s finest crime fiction writers, in recent times maybe the best of all. But he?s now having to address a problem of his own making: by allowing his Edinburgh detective to age in real time he now finds that his frontman is well pas...

    Ian Rankin's legendary creation John Rebus may have retired from the police force, but he's lost none of his investigation skills. With over twenty books in the Rebus series Rankin, like the detective himself, shows no sign of slowing down. In A House Of Lies is dramatic, thrilling &a...

    First this not an Inspector Rebus because he is now 72 finished he is past it, not even been brought back for cold cases. This perfect example of money wasted as police officers are made to retire at 60 yet load of the good offices do not become brilliant till 55-57. This is Siobhan C...

    I have a soft spot for Rebus given it was this series that got me interested in reading crime fiction in the first place, and I can't believe we still have new additions to it so many years after it began, not that there is any reason to stop producing a series that is universally popu...

    Now the looong wait for #23....review to follow. ...

    The latest John Rebus novel by Ian Rankin is simply delicious. A car is found with a skeleton in it. The skeleton of a young man who went missing several years early. Problem is, the car wasn't there when the police searched the area. Now the case is being reopened, with Siobhan ...

    Well there's nothing stopping Rebus is there? Coming back on the scene for a cold case and getting into some really troubling lies. Set in Edinburgh, it's familiar territory as far as the city goes, but there's nothing familiar about what Rebus finds in this novel. Tip: Ventur...

    In A House of Lies, Ian Rankin's retired police detective is brought back for another novel. An abandoned vehicle is found hidden in the woods and inside of the trunk is the decomposed body of a male, handcuffed at the ankles. It is believed the body may be that of a man missin...

    Rebus may have been told that he is in a ?managed decline,? but I?m delighted to say that Ian Rankin certainly isn?t. In A House Of Lies is excellent. When long-dead body is discovered in an abandoned car Siobhan Clarke and Malcolm Fox are part of the MIT investigating. Rebu...

    A dead body from an investigation years back turns up in a car and what are the chances that retired DI Rebus will know who he is and about the case? Odds on if you know anything about Rebus from previous experience. Once he knows about the body, he does his usual of trying to get in ...

    Time Rebus retired for good I?ve been a fan of Ian Rankin?s Rebus from his early books but I think it?s time for one of us to part company. Earlier books were cutting edge but I found this one to be tired, cliched and with a story that stretched credibility too much and relie...

    In a House of Lies is, of course, the latest book about John Rebus, sometime DI with Lothian and Borders Police. That will be enough for most people to just decide to read - it would (was) be enough for me. But as this series evolves, Rankin continues to develop his characters and to a...

    Crime is not something I often read but I do enjoy watching the John Rebus series on TV so when I noticed this book I thought I'd give it a read. The story opens up well with the discovery of a dead body. It engaged my attention and had me interested. A private investigator locked...

    The writing was excellent of course. The characters are quite a number of old friends. The plot is intriguing and fairly complicated but unrolls to a very satisfactory conclusion. I enjoyed it but do you know what - I really wish Rebus wasn't retired and he wasn't sick. It makes me...

    No need to say anything. Rankin and Rebus are a winning combination. ...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Orion Publishing Group for an advance copy of In a House of Lies, the twenty-second novel to feature Edinburgh based former DI John Rebus of Police Scotland. When an abandoned car is found down a gully in some woods further investigation uncovers ...

    Oh no I've finished this book! I hate to see those words concerning Rankin and Rebus, I loved every minute back in their company. It does have a very different slant on Rebus, he's seen through the prism of past years and years of work, when we saw him doggedly solving cases no one els...

    Rebus has been around so long, it's easy to take him for granted. I get so caught up in new writers that I forget how consistently excellent Ian Rankin is. Simply outstanding . . . every time! ...

    A very well structured plot, has to be to keep the long-retired Rebus having a credible role. A body discovered in woodland turns out to be the missing person from a Rebus case in 2006, with Clarke on the investigating team, and as a secondary plot Rebus helps Clarke review a recent co...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. So many lies, hidden under layers of mistruths and misdirections. What a stunning return to Inspector Rebus in book number 22. That said, Rebus is just one of the team that is a key part of this tale with DI Clarke strong at it's helm....

    Okay, I understand that Ian Rankin can write crime. That much is obvious. But In A House of Lies has been coined a ?thriller?, and honestly, the first half of the novel is about as thrilling as my Monday evenings. Rankin takes a lot of time setting the scene with so many different ...

    Classic Rebus! I'll never tire of Det. Rebus, Siobhan and Fox... ...

    Ian Rankin?s Rebus is a great character but as he has now retired getting him involved in the story is becoming harder and I wonder how long it can go on. Still however a great read. ...

    Crime fiction as its best. Who wants extrajudicial policing? Hands up ...

    This is the 22nd Rebus book and sadly one I did not enjoy as much as the others I have read. Now retired, DI John Rebus is helping on a cold case with Siobhan Clarke and Malcolm Fox. An investigation into the disappearance of Private Investigator Stuart Bloom, has now taken a turn a...

    We wish you a merry Rebus We wish you a merry Rebus We wish you a merry Rebus Ian Rankin is here Description: A new investigation threatens to unearth skeletons from Rebus' past. Rebus' retirement is disrupted once again when skeletal remains are identified as a private invest...

  • Steve Gillway
    Nov 03, 2018

    So Ian Rankin gives us the 22nd in the Edinburgh series featuring the iconic DI John Rebus, except Rebus is retired, although when was that ever going to stop him? He may well have given up the fags and curbed his excessive need for the drink, he may well have trouble climbing the stai...

    ?Who is it exactly that you?ve been speaking to, Siobhan?? ?He?s an ex-cop. Been retired a few years. And if I know him, he?ll be turning up here in the next ten or fifteen minutes.? ?Feel like telling us a bit about him before that happens?? ?In ten or fiftee...

    There?s no doubt that Ian Rankin is one of Britain?s finest crime fiction writers, in recent times maybe the best of all. But he?s now having to address a problem of his own making: by allowing his Edinburgh detective to age in real time he now finds that his frontman is well pas...

    Ian Rankin's legendary creation John Rebus may have retired from the police force, but he's lost none of his investigation skills. With over twenty books in the Rebus series Rankin, like the detective himself, shows no sign of slowing down. In A House Of Lies is dramatic, thrilling &a...

    First this not an Inspector Rebus because he is now 72 finished he is past it, not even been brought back for cold cases. This perfect example of money wasted as police officers are made to retire at 60 yet load of the good offices do not become brilliant till 55-57. This is Siobhan C...

    I have a soft spot for Rebus given it was this series that got me interested in reading crime fiction in the first place, and I can't believe we still have new additions to it so many years after it began, not that there is any reason to stop producing a series that is universally popu...

    Now the looong wait for #23....review to follow. ...

    The latest John Rebus novel by Ian Rankin is simply delicious. A car is found with a skeleton in it. The skeleton of a young man who went missing several years early. Problem is, the car wasn't there when the police searched the area. Now the case is being reopened, with Siobhan ...

    Well there's nothing stopping Rebus is there? Coming back on the scene for a cold case and getting into some really troubling lies. Set in Edinburgh, it's familiar territory as far as the city goes, but there's nothing familiar about what Rebus finds in this novel. Tip: Ventur...

    In A House of Lies, Ian Rankin's retired police detective is brought back for another novel. An abandoned vehicle is found hidden in the woods and inside of the trunk is the decomposed body of a male, handcuffed at the ankles. It is believed the body may be that of a man missin...

    Rebus may have been told that he is in a ?managed decline,? but I?m delighted to say that Ian Rankin certainly isn?t. In A House Of Lies is excellent. When long-dead body is discovered in an abandoned car Siobhan Clarke and Malcolm Fox are part of the MIT investigating. Rebu...

    A dead body from an investigation years back turns up in a car and what are the chances that retired DI Rebus will know who he is and about the case? Odds on if you know anything about Rebus from previous experience. Once he knows about the body, he does his usual of trying to get in ...

    Time Rebus retired for good I?ve been a fan of Ian Rankin?s Rebus from his early books but I think it?s time for one of us to part company. Earlier books were cutting edge but I found this one to be tired, cliched and with a story that stretched credibility too much and relie...

    In a House of Lies is, of course, the latest book about John Rebus, sometime DI with Lothian and Borders Police. That will be enough for most people to just decide to read - it would (was) be enough for me. But as this series evolves, Rankin continues to develop his characters and to a...

    Crime is not something I often read but I do enjoy watching the John Rebus series on TV so when I noticed this book I thought I'd give it a read. The story opens up well with the discovery of a dead body. It engaged my attention and had me interested. A private investigator locked...

    The writing was excellent of course. The characters are quite a number of old friends. The plot is intriguing and fairly complicated but unrolls to a very satisfactory conclusion. I enjoyed it but do you know what - I really wish Rebus wasn't retired and he wasn't sick. It makes me...

    No need to say anything. Rankin and Rebus are a winning combination. ...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Orion Publishing Group for an advance copy of In a House of Lies, the twenty-second novel to feature Edinburgh based former DI John Rebus of Police Scotland. When an abandoned car is found down a gully in some woods further investigation uncovers ...

    Oh no I've finished this book! I hate to see those words concerning Rankin and Rebus, I loved every minute back in their company. It does have a very different slant on Rebus, he's seen through the prism of past years and years of work, when we saw him doggedly solving cases no one els...

    Rebus has been around so long, it's easy to take him for granted. I get so caught up in new writers that I forget how consistently excellent Ian Rankin is. Simply outstanding . . . every time! ...

    A very well structured plot, has to be to keep the long-retired Rebus having a credible role. A body discovered in woodland turns out to be the missing person from a Rebus case in 2006, with Clarke on the investigating team, and as a secondary plot Rebus helps Clarke review a recent co...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. So many lies, hidden under layers of mistruths and misdirections. What a stunning return to Inspector Rebus in book number 22. That said, Rebus is just one of the team that is a key part of this tale with DI Clarke strong at it's helm....

    Okay, I understand that Ian Rankin can write crime. That much is obvious. But In A House of Lies has been coined a ?thriller?, and honestly, the first half of the novel is about as thrilling as my Monday evenings. Rankin takes a lot of time setting the scene with so many different ...

    Classic Rebus! I'll never tire of Det. Rebus, Siobhan and Fox... ...

    Ian Rankin?s Rebus is a great character but as he has now retired getting him involved in the story is becoming harder and I wonder how long it can go on. Still however a great read. ...

    Crime fiction as its best. Who wants extrajudicial policing? Hands up ...

  • Christine Bilaniuk
    Nov 07, 2018

    So Ian Rankin gives us the 22nd in the Edinburgh series featuring the iconic DI John Rebus, except Rebus is retired, although when was that ever going to stop him? He may well have given up the fags and curbed his excessive need for the drink, he may well have trouble climbing the stai...

    ?Who is it exactly that you?ve been speaking to, Siobhan?? ?He?s an ex-cop. Been retired a few years. And if I know him, he?ll be turning up here in the next ten or fifteen minutes.? ?Feel like telling us a bit about him before that happens?? ?In ten or fiftee...

    There?s no doubt that Ian Rankin is one of Britain?s finest crime fiction writers, in recent times maybe the best of all. But he?s now having to address a problem of his own making: by allowing his Edinburgh detective to age in real time he now finds that his frontman is well pas...

    Ian Rankin's legendary creation John Rebus may have retired from the police force, but he's lost none of his investigation skills. With over twenty books in the Rebus series Rankin, like the detective himself, shows no sign of slowing down. In A House Of Lies is dramatic, thrilling &a...

    First this not an Inspector Rebus because he is now 72 finished he is past it, not even been brought back for cold cases. This perfect example of money wasted as police officers are made to retire at 60 yet load of the good offices do not become brilliant till 55-57. This is Siobhan C...

    I have a soft spot for Rebus given it was this series that got me interested in reading crime fiction in the first place, and I can't believe we still have new additions to it so many years after it began, not that there is any reason to stop producing a series that is universally popu...

    Now the looong wait for #23....review to follow. ...

    The latest John Rebus novel by Ian Rankin is simply delicious. A car is found with a skeleton in it. The skeleton of a young man who went missing several years early. Problem is, the car wasn't there when the police searched the area. Now the case is being reopened, with Siobhan ...

    Well there's nothing stopping Rebus is there? Coming back on the scene for a cold case and getting into some really troubling lies. Set in Edinburgh, it's familiar territory as far as the city goes, but there's nothing familiar about what Rebus finds in this novel. Tip: Ventur...

    In A House of Lies, Ian Rankin's retired police detective is brought back for another novel. An abandoned vehicle is found hidden in the woods and inside of the trunk is the decomposed body of a male, handcuffed at the ankles. It is believed the body may be that of a man missin...

    Rebus may have been told that he is in a ?managed decline,? but I?m delighted to say that Ian Rankin certainly isn?t. In A House Of Lies is excellent. When long-dead body is discovered in an abandoned car Siobhan Clarke and Malcolm Fox are part of the MIT investigating. Rebu...

    A dead body from an investigation years back turns up in a car and what are the chances that retired DI Rebus will know who he is and about the case? Odds on if you know anything about Rebus from previous experience. Once he knows about the body, he does his usual of trying to get in ...

    Time Rebus retired for good I?ve been a fan of Ian Rankin?s Rebus from his early books but I think it?s time for one of us to part company. Earlier books were cutting edge but I found this one to be tired, cliched and with a story that stretched credibility too much and relie...

    In a House of Lies is, of course, the latest book about John Rebus, sometime DI with Lothian and Borders Police. That will be enough for most people to just decide to read - it would (was) be enough for me. But as this series evolves, Rankin continues to develop his characters and to a...

    Crime is not something I often read but I do enjoy watching the John Rebus series on TV so when I noticed this book I thought I'd give it a read. The story opens up well with the discovery of a dead body. It engaged my attention and had me interested. A private investigator locked...

    The writing was excellent of course. The characters are quite a number of old friends. The plot is intriguing and fairly complicated but unrolls to a very satisfactory conclusion. I enjoyed it but do you know what - I really wish Rebus wasn't retired and he wasn't sick. It makes me...

    No need to say anything. Rankin and Rebus are a winning combination. ...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Orion Publishing Group for an advance copy of In a House of Lies, the twenty-second novel to feature Edinburgh based former DI John Rebus of Police Scotland. When an abandoned car is found down a gully in some woods further investigation uncovers ...

    Oh no I've finished this book! I hate to see those words concerning Rankin and Rebus, I loved every minute back in their company. It does have a very different slant on Rebus, he's seen through the prism of past years and years of work, when we saw him doggedly solving cases no one els...

    Rebus has been around so long, it's easy to take him for granted. I get so caught up in new writers that I forget how consistently excellent Ian Rankin is. Simply outstanding . . . every time! ...

    A very well structured plot, has to be to keep the long-retired Rebus having a credible role. A body discovered in woodland turns out to be the missing person from a Rebus case in 2006, with Clarke on the investigating team, and as a secondary plot Rebus helps Clarke review a recent co...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. So many lies, hidden under layers of mistruths and misdirections. What a stunning return to Inspector Rebus in book number 22. That said, Rebus is just one of the team that is a key part of this tale with DI Clarke strong at it's helm....

    Okay, I understand that Ian Rankin can write crime. That much is obvious. But In A House of Lies has been coined a ?thriller?, and honestly, the first half of the novel is about as thrilling as my Monday evenings. Rankin takes a lot of time setting the scene with so many different ...

    Classic Rebus! I'll never tire of Det. Rebus, Siobhan and Fox... ...

  • Diane Dickson
    Oct 12, 2018

    So Ian Rankin gives us the 22nd in the Edinburgh series featuring the iconic DI John Rebus, except Rebus is retired, although when was that ever going to stop him? He may well have given up the fags and curbed his excessive need for the drink, he may well have trouble climbing the stai...

    ?Who is it exactly that you?ve been speaking to, Siobhan?? ?He?s an ex-cop. Been retired a few years. And if I know him, he?ll be turning up here in the next ten or fifteen minutes.? ?Feel like telling us a bit about him before that happens?? ?In ten or fiftee...

    There?s no doubt that Ian Rankin is one of Britain?s finest crime fiction writers, in recent times maybe the best of all. But he?s now having to address a problem of his own making: by allowing his Edinburgh detective to age in real time he now finds that his frontman is well pas...

    Ian Rankin's legendary creation John Rebus may have retired from the police force, but he's lost none of his investigation skills. With over twenty books in the Rebus series Rankin, like the detective himself, shows no sign of slowing down. In A House Of Lies is dramatic, thrilling &a...

    First this not an Inspector Rebus because he is now 72 finished he is past it, not even been brought back for cold cases. This perfect example of money wasted as police officers are made to retire at 60 yet load of the good offices do not become brilliant till 55-57. This is Siobhan C...

    I have a soft spot for Rebus given it was this series that got me interested in reading crime fiction in the first place, and I can't believe we still have new additions to it so many years after it began, not that there is any reason to stop producing a series that is universally popu...

    Now the looong wait for #23....review to follow. ...

    The latest John Rebus novel by Ian Rankin is simply delicious. A car is found with a skeleton in it. The skeleton of a young man who went missing several years early. Problem is, the car wasn't there when the police searched the area. Now the case is being reopened, with Siobhan ...

    Well there's nothing stopping Rebus is there? Coming back on the scene for a cold case and getting into some really troubling lies. Set in Edinburgh, it's familiar territory as far as the city goes, but there's nothing familiar about what Rebus finds in this novel. Tip: Ventur...

    In A House of Lies, Ian Rankin's retired police detective is brought back for another novel. An abandoned vehicle is found hidden in the woods and inside of the trunk is the decomposed body of a male, handcuffed at the ankles. It is believed the body may be that of a man missin...

    Rebus may have been told that he is in a ?managed decline,? but I?m delighted to say that Ian Rankin certainly isn?t. In A House Of Lies is excellent. When long-dead body is discovered in an abandoned car Siobhan Clarke and Malcolm Fox are part of the MIT investigating. Rebu...

    A dead body from an investigation years back turns up in a car and what are the chances that retired DI Rebus will know who he is and about the case? Odds on if you know anything about Rebus from previous experience. Once he knows about the body, he does his usual of trying to get in ...

    Time Rebus retired for good I?ve been a fan of Ian Rankin?s Rebus from his early books but I think it?s time for one of us to part company. Earlier books were cutting edge but I found this one to be tired, cliched and with a story that stretched credibility too much and relie...

    In a House of Lies is, of course, the latest book about John Rebus, sometime DI with Lothian and Borders Police. That will be enough for most people to just decide to read - it would (was) be enough for me. But as this series evolves, Rankin continues to develop his characters and to a...

    Crime is not something I often read but I do enjoy watching the John Rebus series on TV so when I noticed this book I thought I'd give it a read. The story opens up well with the discovery of a dead body. It engaged my attention and had me interested. A private investigator locked...

    The writing was excellent of course. The characters are quite a number of old friends. The plot is intriguing and fairly complicated but unrolls to a very satisfactory conclusion. I enjoyed it but do you know what - I really wish Rebus wasn't retired and he wasn't sick. It makes me...

  • Debbie
    Oct 24, 2018

    So Ian Rankin gives us the 22nd in the Edinburgh series featuring the iconic DI John Rebus, except Rebus is retired, although when was that ever going to stop him? He may well have given up the fags and curbed his excessive need for the drink, he may well have trouble climbing the stai...

    ?Who is it exactly that you?ve been speaking to, Siobhan?? ?He?s an ex-cop. Been retired a few years. And if I know him, he?ll be turning up here in the next ten or fifteen minutes.? ?Feel like telling us a bit about him before that happens?? ?In ten or fiftee...

    There?s no doubt that Ian Rankin is one of Britain?s finest crime fiction writers, in recent times maybe the best of all. But he?s now having to address a problem of his own making: by allowing his Edinburgh detective to age in real time he now finds that his frontman is well pas...

    Ian Rankin's legendary creation John Rebus may have retired from the police force, but he's lost none of his investigation skills. With over twenty books in the Rebus series Rankin, like the detective himself, shows no sign of slowing down. In A House Of Lies is dramatic, thrilling &a...

    First this not an Inspector Rebus because he is now 72 finished he is past it, not even been brought back for cold cases. This perfect example of money wasted as police officers are made to retire at 60 yet load of the good offices do not become brilliant till 55-57. This is Siobhan C...

    I have a soft spot for Rebus given it was this series that got me interested in reading crime fiction in the first place, and I can't believe we still have new additions to it so many years after it began, not that there is any reason to stop producing a series that is universally popu...

    Now the looong wait for #23....review to follow. ...

    The latest John Rebus novel by Ian Rankin is simply delicious. A car is found with a skeleton in it. The skeleton of a young man who went missing several years early. Problem is, the car wasn't there when the police searched the area. Now the case is being reopened, with Siobhan ...

    Well there's nothing stopping Rebus is there? Coming back on the scene for a cold case and getting into some really troubling lies. Set in Edinburgh, it's familiar territory as far as the city goes, but there's nothing familiar about what Rebus finds in this novel. Tip: Ventur...

    In A House of Lies, Ian Rankin's retired police detective is brought back for another novel. An abandoned vehicle is found hidden in the woods and inside of the trunk is the decomposed body of a male, handcuffed at the ankles. It is believed the body may be that of a man missin...

    Rebus may have been told that he is in a ?managed decline,? but I?m delighted to say that Ian Rankin certainly isn?t. In A House Of Lies is excellent. When long-dead body is discovered in an abandoned car Siobhan Clarke and Malcolm Fox are part of the MIT investigating. Rebu...

    A dead body from an investigation years back turns up in a car and what are the chances that retired DI Rebus will know who he is and about the case? Odds on if you know anything about Rebus from previous experience. Once he knows about the body, he does his usual of trying to get in ...

    Time Rebus retired for good I?ve been a fan of Ian Rankin?s Rebus from his early books but I think it?s time for one of us to part company. Earlier books were cutting edge but I found this one to be tired, cliched and with a story that stretched credibility too much and relie...

    In a House of Lies is, of course, the latest book about John Rebus, sometime DI with Lothian and Borders Police. That will be enough for most people to just decide to read - it would (was) be enough for me. But as this series evolves, Rankin continues to develop his characters and to a...

    Crime is not something I often read but I do enjoy watching the John Rebus series on TV so when I noticed this book I thought I'd give it a read. The story opens up well with the discovery of a dead body. It engaged my attention and had me interested. A private investigator locked...

    The writing was excellent of course. The characters are quite a number of old friends. The plot is intriguing and fairly complicated but unrolls to a very satisfactory conclusion. I enjoyed it but do you know what - I really wish Rebus wasn't retired and he wasn't sick. It makes me...

    No need to say anything. Rankin and Rebus are a winning combination. ...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Orion Publishing Group for an advance copy of In a House of Lies, the twenty-second novel to feature Edinburgh based former DI John Rebus of Police Scotland. When an abandoned car is found down a gully in some woods further investigation uncovers ...

    Oh no I've finished this book! I hate to see those words concerning Rankin and Rebus, I loved every minute back in their company. It does have a very different slant on Rebus, he's seen through the prism of past years and years of work, when we saw him doggedly solving cases no one els...

    Rebus has been around so long, it's easy to take him for granted. I get so caught up in new writers that I forget how consistently excellent Ian Rankin is. Simply outstanding . . . every time! ...

    A very well structured plot, has to be to keep the long-retired Rebus having a credible role. A body discovered in woodland turns out to be the missing person from a Rebus case in 2006, with Clarke on the investigating team, and as a secondary plot Rebus helps Clarke review a recent co...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. So many lies, hidden under layers of mistruths and misdirections. What a stunning return to Inspector Rebus in book number 22. That said, Rebus is just one of the team that is a key part of this tale with DI Clarke strong at it's helm....

    Okay, I understand that Ian Rankin can write crime. That much is obvious. But In A House of Lies has been coined a ?thriller?, and honestly, the first half of the novel is about as thrilling as my Monday evenings. Rankin takes a lot of time setting the scene with so many different ...

    Classic Rebus! I'll never tire of Det. Rebus, Siobhan and Fox... ...

    Ian Rankin?s Rebus is a great character but as he has now retired getting him involved in the story is becoming harder and I wonder how long it can go on. Still however a great read. ...

    Crime fiction as its best. Who wants extrajudicial policing? Hands up ...

    This is the 22nd Rebus book and sadly one I did not enjoy as much as the others I have read. Now retired, DI John Rebus is helping on a cold case with Siobhan Clarke and Malcolm Fox. An investigation into the disappearance of Private Investigator Stuart Bloom, has now taken a turn a...

    We wish you a merry Rebus We wish you a merry Rebus We wish you a merry Rebus Ian Rankin is here Description: A new investigation threatens to unearth skeletons from Rebus' past. Rebus' retirement is disrupted once again when skeletal remains are identified as a private invest...

    I love this series so much that I order the book from Amazon UK paying those extra shipping charges because it is release earlier there - it's still only a pre-order in Amazon US. But I can't wait for the book. When I began this series it was Rebus...then Rebus and Siobban...now it's S...

  • Andrew Smith
    Nov 08, 2018

    So Ian Rankin gives us the 22nd in the Edinburgh series featuring the iconic DI John Rebus, except Rebus is retired, although when was that ever going to stop him? He may well have given up the fags and curbed his excessive need for the drink, he may well have trouble climbing the stai...

    ?Who is it exactly that you?ve been speaking to, Siobhan?? ?He?s an ex-cop. Been retired a few years. And if I know him, he?ll be turning up here in the next ten or fifteen minutes.? ?Feel like telling us a bit about him before that happens?? ?In ten or fiftee...

    There?s no doubt that Ian Rankin is one of Britain?s finest crime fiction writers, in recent times maybe the best of all. But he?s now having to address a problem of his own making: by allowing his Edinburgh detective to age in real time he now finds that his frontman is well pas...

  • John Martin
    Oct 31, 2018

    So Ian Rankin gives us the 22nd in the Edinburgh series featuring the iconic DI John Rebus, except Rebus is retired, although when was that ever going to stop him? He may well have given up the fags and curbed his excessive need for the drink, he may well have trouble climbing the stai...

    ?Who is it exactly that you?ve been speaking to, Siobhan?? ?He?s an ex-cop. Been retired a few years. And if I know him, he?ll be turning up here in the next ten or fifteen minutes.? ?Feel like telling us a bit about him before that happens?? ?In ten or fiftee...

    There?s no doubt that Ian Rankin is one of Britain?s finest crime fiction writers, in recent times maybe the best of all. But he?s now having to address a problem of his own making: by allowing his Edinburgh detective to age in real time he now finds that his frontman is well pas...

    Ian Rankin's legendary creation John Rebus may have retired from the police force, but he's lost none of his investigation skills. With over twenty books in the Rebus series Rankin, like the detective himself, shows no sign of slowing down. In A House Of Lies is dramatic, thrilling &a...

    First this not an Inspector Rebus because he is now 72 finished he is past it, not even been brought back for cold cases. This perfect example of money wasted as police officers are made to retire at 60 yet load of the good offices do not become brilliant till 55-57. This is Siobhan C...

    I have a soft spot for Rebus given it was this series that got me interested in reading crime fiction in the first place, and I can't believe we still have new additions to it so many years after it began, not that there is any reason to stop producing a series that is universally popu...

    Now the looong wait for #23....review to follow. ...

    The latest John Rebus novel by Ian Rankin is simply delicious. A car is found with a skeleton in it. The skeleton of a young man who went missing several years early. Problem is, the car wasn't there when the police searched the area. Now the case is being reopened, with Siobhan ...

    Well there's nothing stopping Rebus is there? Coming back on the scene for a cold case and getting into some really troubling lies. Set in Edinburgh, it's familiar territory as far as the city goes, but there's nothing familiar about what Rebus finds in this novel. Tip: Ventur...

    In A House of Lies, Ian Rankin's retired police detective is brought back for another novel. An abandoned vehicle is found hidden in the woods and inside of the trunk is the decomposed body of a male, handcuffed at the ankles. It is believed the body may be that of a man missin...

    Rebus may have been told that he is in a ?managed decline,? but I?m delighted to say that Ian Rankin certainly isn?t. In A House Of Lies is excellent. When long-dead body is discovered in an abandoned car Siobhan Clarke and Malcolm Fox are part of the MIT investigating. Rebu...

    A dead body from an investigation years back turns up in a car and what are the chances that retired DI Rebus will know who he is and about the case? Odds on if you know anything about Rebus from previous experience. Once he knows about the body, he does his usual of trying to get in ...

    Time Rebus retired for good I?ve been a fan of Ian Rankin?s Rebus from his early books but I think it?s time for one of us to part company. Earlier books were cutting edge but I found this one to be tired, cliched and with a story that stretched credibility too much and relie...

  • David Gooch
    Sep 30, 2018

    So Ian Rankin gives us the 22nd in the Edinburgh series featuring the iconic DI John Rebus, except Rebus is retired, although when was that ever going to stop him? He may well have given up the fags and curbed his excessive need for the drink, he may well have trouble climbing the stai...

    ?Who is it exactly that you?ve been speaking to, Siobhan?? ?He?s an ex-cop. Been retired a few years. And if I know him, he?ll be turning up here in the next ten or fifteen minutes.? ?Feel like telling us a bit about him before that happens?? ?In ten or fiftee...

    There?s no doubt that Ian Rankin is one of Britain?s finest crime fiction writers, in recent times maybe the best of all. But he?s now having to address a problem of his own making: by allowing his Edinburgh detective to age in real time he now finds that his frontman is well pas...

    Ian Rankin's legendary creation John Rebus may have retired from the police force, but he's lost none of his investigation skills. With over twenty books in the Rebus series Rankin, like the detective himself, shows no sign of slowing down. In A House Of Lies is dramatic, thrilling &a...

    First this not an Inspector Rebus because he is now 72 finished he is past it, not even been brought back for cold cases. This perfect example of money wasted as police officers are made to retire at 60 yet load of the good offices do not become brilliant till 55-57. This is Siobhan C...

    I have a soft spot for Rebus given it was this series that got me interested in reading crime fiction in the first place, and I can't believe we still have new additions to it so many years after it began, not that there is any reason to stop producing a series that is universally popu...

    Now the looong wait for #23....review to follow. ...

    The latest John Rebus novel by Ian Rankin is simply delicious. A car is found with a skeleton in it. The skeleton of a young man who went missing several years early. Problem is, the car wasn't there when the police searched the area. Now the case is being reopened, with Siobhan ...

    Well there's nothing stopping Rebus is there? Coming back on the scene for a cold case and getting into some really troubling lies. Set in Edinburgh, it's familiar territory as far as the city goes, but there's nothing familiar about what Rebus finds in this novel. Tip: Ventur...

    In A House of Lies, Ian Rankin's retired police detective is brought back for another novel. An abandoned vehicle is found hidden in the woods and inside of the trunk is the decomposed body of a male, handcuffed at the ankles. It is believed the body may be that of a man missin...

    Rebus may have been told that he is in a ?managed decline,? but I?m delighted to say that Ian Rankin certainly isn?t. In A House Of Lies is excellent. When long-dead body is discovered in an abandoned car Siobhan Clarke and Malcolm Fox are part of the MIT investigating. Rebu...

    A dead body from an investigation years back turns up in a car and what are the chances that retired DI Rebus will know who he is and about the case? Odds on if you know anything about Rebus from previous experience. Once he knows about the body, he does his usual of trying to get in ...

  • Margaret
    Nov 12, 2018

    So Ian Rankin gives us the 22nd in the Edinburgh series featuring the iconic DI John Rebus, except Rebus is retired, although when was that ever going to stop him? He may well have given up the fags and curbed his excessive need for the drink, he may well have trouble climbing the stai...

    ?Who is it exactly that you?ve been speaking to, Siobhan?? ?He?s an ex-cop. Been retired a few years. And if I know him, he?ll be turning up here in the next ten or fifteen minutes.? ?Feel like telling us a bit about him before that happens?? ?In ten or fiftee...

    There?s no doubt that Ian Rankin is one of Britain?s finest crime fiction writers, in recent times maybe the best of all. But he?s now having to address a problem of his own making: by allowing his Edinburgh detective to age in real time he now finds that his frontman is well pas...

    Ian Rankin's legendary creation John Rebus may have retired from the police force, but he's lost none of his investigation skills. With over twenty books in the Rebus series Rankin, like the detective himself, shows no sign of slowing down. In A House Of Lies is dramatic, thrilling &a...

    First this not an Inspector Rebus because he is now 72 finished he is past it, not even been brought back for cold cases. This perfect example of money wasted as police officers are made to retire at 60 yet load of the good offices do not become brilliant till 55-57. This is Siobhan C...

    I have a soft spot for Rebus given it was this series that got me interested in reading crime fiction in the first place, and I can't believe we still have new additions to it so many years after it began, not that there is any reason to stop producing a series that is universally popu...

    Now the looong wait for #23....review to follow. ...

    The latest John Rebus novel by Ian Rankin is simply delicious. A car is found with a skeleton in it. The skeleton of a young man who went missing several years early. Problem is, the car wasn't there when the police searched the area. Now the case is being reopened, with Siobhan ...

  • Eric
    Nov 14, 2018

    So Ian Rankin gives us the 22nd in the Edinburgh series featuring the iconic DI John Rebus, except Rebus is retired, although when was that ever going to stop him? He may well have given up the fags and curbed his excessive need for the drink, he may well have trouble climbing the stai...

    ?Who is it exactly that you?ve been speaking to, Siobhan?? ?He?s an ex-cop. Been retired a few years. And if I know him, he?ll be turning up here in the next ten or fifteen minutes.? ?Feel like telling us a bit about him before that happens?? ?In ten or fiftee...

    There?s no doubt that Ian Rankin is one of Britain?s finest crime fiction writers, in recent times maybe the best of all. But he?s now having to address a problem of his own making: by allowing his Edinburgh detective to age in real time he now finds that his frontman is well pas...

    Ian Rankin's legendary creation John Rebus may have retired from the police force, but he's lost none of his investigation skills. With over twenty books in the Rebus series Rankin, like the detective himself, shows no sign of slowing down. In A House Of Lies is dramatic, thrilling &a...

    First this not an Inspector Rebus because he is now 72 finished he is past it, not even been brought back for cold cases. This perfect example of money wasted as police officers are made to retire at 60 yet load of the good offices do not become brilliant till 55-57. This is Siobhan C...

    I have a soft spot for Rebus given it was this series that got me interested in reading crime fiction in the first place, and I can't believe we still have new additions to it so many years after it began, not that there is any reason to stop producing a series that is universally popu...

    Now the looong wait for #23....review to follow. ...

    The latest John Rebus novel by Ian Rankin is simply delicious. A car is found with a skeleton in it. The skeleton of a young man who went missing several years early. Problem is, the car wasn't there when the police searched the area. Now the case is being reopened, with Siobhan ...

    Well there's nothing stopping Rebus is there? Coming back on the scene for a cold case and getting into some really troubling lies. Set in Edinburgh, it's familiar territory as far as the city goes, but there's nothing familiar about what Rebus finds in this novel. Tip: Ventur...

    In A House of Lies, Ian Rankin's retired police detective is brought back for another novel. An abandoned vehicle is found hidden in the woods and inside of the trunk is the decomposed body of a male, handcuffed at the ankles. It is believed the body may be that of a man missin...

  • Anne Fenn
    Oct 31, 2018

    So Ian Rankin gives us the 22nd in the Edinburgh series featuring the iconic DI John Rebus, except Rebus is retired, although when was that ever going to stop him? He may well have given up the fags and curbed his excessive need for the drink, he may well have trouble climbing the stai...

    ?Who is it exactly that you?ve been speaking to, Siobhan?? ?He?s an ex-cop. Been retired a few years. And if I know him, he?ll be turning up here in the next ten or fifteen minutes.? ?Feel like telling us a bit about him before that happens?? ?In ten or fiftee...

    There?s no doubt that Ian Rankin is one of Britain?s finest crime fiction writers, in recent times maybe the best of all. But he?s now having to address a problem of his own making: by allowing his Edinburgh detective to age in real time he now finds that his frontman is well pas...

    Ian Rankin's legendary creation John Rebus may have retired from the police force, but he's lost none of his investigation skills. With over twenty books in the Rebus series Rankin, like the detective himself, shows no sign of slowing down. In A House Of Lies is dramatic, thrilling &a...

    First this not an Inspector Rebus because he is now 72 finished he is past it, not even been brought back for cold cases. This perfect example of money wasted as police officers are made to retire at 60 yet load of the good offices do not become brilliant till 55-57. This is Siobhan C...

    I have a soft spot for Rebus given it was this series that got me interested in reading crime fiction in the first place, and I can't believe we still have new additions to it so many years after it began, not that there is any reason to stop producing a series that is universally popu...

    Now the looong wait for #23....review to follow. ...

    The latest John Rebus novel by Ian Rankin is simply delicious. A car is found with a skeleton in it. The skeleton of a young man who went missing several years early. Problem is, the car wasn't there when the police searched the area. Now the case is being reopened, with Siobhan ...

    Well there's nothing stopping Rebus is there? Coming back on the scene for a cold case and getting into some really troubling lies. Set in Edinburgh, it's familiar territory as far as the city goes, but there's nothing familiar about what Rebus finds in this novel. Tip: Ventur...

    In A House of Lies, Ian Rankin's retired police detective is brought back for another novel. An abandoned vehicle is found hidden in the woods and inside of the trunk is the decomposed body of a male, handcuffed at the ankles. It is believed the body may be that of a man missin...

    Rebus may have been told that he is in a ?managed decline,? but I?m delighted to say that Ian Rankin certainly isn?t. In A House Of Lies is excellent. When long-dead body is discovered in an abandoned car Siobhan Clarke and Malcolm Fox are part of the MIT investigating. Rebu...

    A dead body from an investigation years back turns up in a car and what are the chances that retired DI Rebus will know who he is and about the case? Odds on if you know anything about Rebus from previous experience. Once he knows about the body, he does his usual of trying to get in ...

    Time Rebus retired for good I?ve been a fan of Ian Rankin?s Rebus from his early books but I think it?s time for one of us to part company. Earlier books were cutting edge but I found this one to be tired, cliched and with a story that stretched credibility too much and relie...

    In a House of Lies is, of course, the latest book about John Rebus, sometime DI with Lothian and Borders Police. That will be enough for most people to just decide to read - it would (was) be enough for me. But as this series evolves, Rankin continues to develop his characters and to a...

    Crime is not something I often read but I do enjoy watching the John Rebus series on TV so when I noticed this book I thought I'd give it a read. The story opens up well with the discovery of a dead body. It engaged my attention and had me interested. A private investigator locked...

    The writing was excellent of course. The characters are quite a number of old friends. The plot is intriguing and fairly complicated but unrolls to a very satisfactory conclusion. I enjoyed it but do you know what - I really wish Rebus wasn't retired and he wasn't sick. It makes me...

    No need to say anything. Rankin and Rebus are a winning combination. ...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Orion Publishing Group for an advance copy of In a House of Lies, the twenty-second novel to feature Edinburgh based former DI John Rebus of Police Scotland. When an abandoned car is found down a gully in some woods further investigation uncovers ...

    Oh no I've finished this book! I hate to see those words concerning Rankin and Rebus, I loved every minute back in their company. It does have a very different slant on Rebus, he's seen through the prism of past years and years of work, when we saw him doggedly solving cases no one els...

  • David Harris
    Sep 19, 2018

    So Ian Rankin gives us the 22nd in the Edinburgh series featuring the iconic DI John Rebus, except Rebus is retired, although when was that ever going to stop him? He may well have given up the fags and curbed his excessive need for the drink, he may well have trouble climbing the stai...

    ?Who is it exactly that you?ve been speaking to, Siobhan?? ?He?s an ex-cop. Been retired a few years. And if I know him, he?ll be turning up here in the next ten or fifteen minutes.? ?Feel like telling us a bit about him before that happens?? ?In ten or fiftee...

    There?s no doubt that Ian Rankin is one of Britain?s finest crime fiction writers, in recent times maybe the best of all. But he?s now having to address a problem of his own making: by allowing his Edinburgh detective to age in real time he now finds that his frontman is well pas...

    Ian Rankin's legendary creation John Rebus may have retired from the police force, but he's lost none of his investigation skills. With over twenty books in the Rebus series Rankin, like the detective himself, shows no sign of slowing down. In A House Of Lies is dramatic, thrilling &a...

    First this not an Inspector Rebus because he is now 72 finished he is past it, not even been brought back for cold cases. This perfect example of money wasted as police officers are made to retire at 60 yet load of the good offices do not become brilliant till 55-57. This is Siobhan C...

    I have a soft spot for Rebus given it was this series that got me interested in reading crime fiction in the first place, and I can't believe we still have new additions to it so many years after it began, not that there is any reason to stop producing a series that is universally popu...

    Now the looong wait for #23....review to follow. ...

    The latest John Rebus novel by Ian Rankin is simply delicious. A car is found with a skeleton in it. The skeleton of a young man who went missing several years early. Problem is, the car wasn't there when the police searched the area. Now the case is being reopened, with Siobhan ...

    Well there's nothing stopping Rebus is there? Coming back on the scene for a cold case and getting into some really troubling lies. Set in Edinburgh, it's familiar territory as far as the city goes, but there's nothing familiar about what Rebus finds in this novel. Tip: Ventur...

    In A House of Lies, Ian Rankin's retired police detective is brought back for another novel. An abandoned vehicle is found hidden in the woods and inside of the trunk is the decomposed body of a male, handcuffed at the ankles. It is believed the body may be that of a man missin...

    Rebus may have been told that he is in a ?managed decline,? but I?m delighted to say that Ian Rankin certainly isn?t. In A House Of Lies is excellent. When long-dead body is discovered in an abandoned car Siobhan Clarke and Malcolm Fox are part of the MIT investigating. Rebu...

    A dead body from an investigation years back turns up in a car and what are the chances that retired DI Rebus will know who he is and about the case? Odds on if you know anything about Rebus from previous experience. Once he knows about the body, he does his usual of trying to get in ...

    Time Rebus retired for good I?ve been a fan of Ian Rankin?s Rebus from his early books but I think it?s time for one of us to part company. Earlier books were cutting edge but I found this one to be tired, cliched and with a story that stretched credibility too much and relie...

    In a House of Lies is, of course, the latest book about John Rebus, sometime DI with Lothian and Borders Police. That will be enough for most people to just decide to read - it would (was) be enough for me. But as this series evolves, Rankin continues to develop his characters and to a...

  • Nicki Southwell
    Oct 05, 2018

    So Ian Rankin gives us the 22nd in the Edinburgh series featuring the iconic DI John Rebus, except Rebus is retired, although when was that ever going to stop him? He may well have given up the fags and curbed his excessive need for the drink, he may well have trouble climbing the stai...

    ?Who is it exactly that you?ve been speaking to, Siobhan?? ?He?s an ex-cop. Been retired a few years. And if I know him, he?ll be turning up here in the next ten or fifteen minutes.? ?Feel like telling us a bit about him before that happens?? ?In ten or fiftee...

    There?s no doubt that Ian Rankin is one of Britain?s finest crime fiction writers, in recent times maybe the best of all. But he?s now having to address a problem of his own making: by allowing his Edinburgh detective to age in real time he now finds that his frontman is well pas...

    Ian Rankin's legendary creation John Rebus may have retired from the police force, but he's lost none of his investigation skills. With over twenty books in the Rebus series Rankin, like the detective himself, shows no sign of slowing down. In A House Of Lies is dramatic, thrilling &a...

    First this not an Inspector Rebus because he is now 72 finished he is past it, not even been brought back for cold cases. This perfect example of money wasted as police officers are made to retire at 60 yet load of the good offices do not become brilliant till 55-57. This is Siobhan C...

    I have a soft spot for Rebus given it was this series that got me interested in reading crime fiction in the first place, and I can't believe we still have new additions to it so many years after it began, not that there is any reason to stop producing a series that is universally popu...

    Now the looong wait for #23....review to follow. ...

    The latest John Rebus novel by Ian Rankin is simply delicious. A car is found with a skeleton in it. The skeleton of a young man who went missing several years early. Problem is, the car wasn't there when the police searched the area. Now the case is being reopened, with Siobhan ...

    Well there's nothing stopping Rebus is there? Coming back on the scene for a cold case and getting into some really troubling lies. Set in Edinburgh, it's familiar territory as far as the city goes, but there's nothing familiar about what Rebus finds in this novel. Tip: Ventur...

    In A House of Lies, Ian Rankin's retired police detective is brought back for another novel. An abandoned vehicle is found hidden in the woods and inside of the trunk is the decomposed body of a male, handcuffed at the ankles. It is believed the body may be that of a man missin...

    Rebus may have been told that he is in a ?managed decline,? but I?m delighted to say that Ian Rankin certainly isn?t. In A House Of Lies is excellent. When long-dead body is discovered in an abandoned car Siobhan Clarke and Malcolm Fox are part of the MIT investigating. Rebu...

    A dead body from an investigation years back turns up in a car and what are the chances that retired DI Rebus will know who he is and about the case? Odds on if you know anything about Rebus from previous experience. Once he knows about the body, he does his usual of trying to get in ...

    Time Rebus retired for good I?ve been a fan of Ian Rankin?s Rebus from his early books but I think it?s time for one of us to part company. Earlier books were cutting edge but I found this one to be tired, cliched and with a story that stretched credibility too much and relie...

    In a House of Lies is, of course, the latest book about John Rebus, sometime DI with Lothian and Borders Police. That will be enough for most people to just decide to read - it would (was) be enough for me. But as this series evolves, Rankin continues to develop his characters and to a...

    Crime is not something I often read but I do enjoy watching the John Rebus series on TV so when I noticed this book I thought I'd give it a read. The story opens up well with the discovery of a dead body. It engaged my attention and had me interested. A private investigator locked...

    The writing was excellent of course. The characters are quite a number of old friends. The plot is intriguing and fairly complicated but unrolls to a very satisfactory conclusion. I enjoyed it but do you know what - I really wish Rebus wasn't retired and he wasn't sick. It makes me...

    No need to say anything. Rankin and Rebus are a winning combination. ...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Orion Publishing Group for an advance copy of In a House of Lies, the twenty-second novel to feature Edinburgh based former DI John Rebus of Police Scotland. When an abandoned car is found down a gully in some woods further investigation uncovers ...

    Oh no I've finished this book! I hate to see those words concerning Rankin and Rebus, I loved every minute back in their company. It does have a very different slant on Rebus, he's seen through the prism of past years and years of work, when we saw him doggedly solving cases no one els...

    Rebus has been around so long, it's easy to take him for granted. I get so caught up in new writers that I forget how consistently excellent Ian Rankin is. Simply outstanding . . . every time! ...

    A very well structured plot, has to be to keep the long-retired Rebus having a credible role. A body discovered in woodland turns out to be the missing person from a Rebus case in 2006, with Clarke on the investigating team, and as a secondary plot Rebus helps Clarke review a recent co...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. So many lies, hidden under layers of mistruths and misdirections. What a stunning return to Inspector Rebus in book number 22. That said, Rebus is just one of the team that is a key part of this tale with DI Clarke strong at it's helm....

    Okay, I understand that Ian Rankin can write crime. That much is obvious. But In A House of Lies has been coined a ?thriller?, and honestly, the first half of the novel is about as thrilling as my Monday evenings. Rankin takes a lot of time setting the scene with so many different ...

    Classic Rebus! I'll never tire of Det. Rebus, Siobhan and Fox... ...

    Ian Rankin?s Rebus is a great character but as he has now retired getting him involved in the story is becoming harder and I wonder how long it can go on. Still however a great read. ...

    Crime fiction as its best. Who wants extrajudicial policing? Hands up ...

    This is the 22nd Rebus book and sadly one I did not enjoy as much as the others I have read. Now retired, DI John Rebus is helping on a cold case with Siobhan Clarke and Malcolm Fox. An investigation into the disappearance of Private Investigator Stuart Bloom, has now taken a turn a...

  • ♥ Jx PinkLady Reviews ♥
    Oct 27, 2018

    So Ian Rankin gives us the 22nd in the Edinburgh series featuring the iconic DI John Rebus, except Rebus is retired, although when was that ever going to stop him? He may well have given up the fags and curbed his excessive need for the drink, he may well have trouble climbing the stai...

    ?Who is it exactly that you?ve been speaking to, Siobhan?? ?He?s an ex-cop. Been retired a few years. And if I know him, he?ll be turning up here in the next ten or fifteen minutes.? ?Feel like telling us a bit about him before that happens?? ?In ten or fiftee...

    There?s no doubt that Ian Rankin is one of Britain?s finest crime fiction writers, in recent times maybe the best of all. But he?s now having to address a problem of his own making: by allowing his Edinburgh detective to age in real time he now finds that his frontman is well pas...

    Ian Rankin's legendary creation John Rebus may have retired from the police force, but he's lost none of his investigation skills. With over twenty books in the Rebus series Rankin, like the detective himself, shows no sign of slowing down. In A House Of Lies is dramatic, thrilling &a...

    First this not an Inspector Rebus because he is now 72 finished he is past it, not even been brought back for cold cases. This perfect example of money wasted as police officers are made to retire at 60 yet load of the good offices do not become brilliant till 55-57. This is Siobhan C...

    I have a soft spot for Rebus given it was this series that got me interested in reading crime fiction in the first place, and I can't believe we still have new additions to it so many years after it began, not that there is any reason to stop producing a series that is universally popu...

    Now the looong wait for #23....review to follow. ...

    The latest John Rebus novel by Ian Rankin is simply delicious. A car is found with a skeleton in it. The skeleton of a young man who went missing several years early. Problem is, the car wasn't there when the police searched the area. Now the case is being reopened, with Siobhan ...

    Well there's nothing stopping Rebus is there? Coming back on the scene for a cold case and getting into some really troubling lies. Set in Edinburgh, it's familiar territory as far as the city goes, but there's nothing familiar about what Rebus finds in this novel. Tip: Ventur...

    In A House of Lies, Ian Rankin's retired police detective is brought back for another novel. An abandoned vehicle is found hidden in the woods and inside of the trunk is the decomposed body of a male, handcuffed at the ankles. It is believed the body may be that of a man missin...

    Rebus may have been told that he is in a ?managed decline,? but I?m delighted to say that Ian Rankin certainly isn?t. In A House Of Lies is excellent. When long-dead body is discovered in an abandoned car Siobhan Clarke and Malcolm Fox are part of the MIT investigating. Rebu...

    A dead body from an investigation years back turns up in a car and what are the chances that retired DI Rebus will know who he is and about the case? Odds on if you know anything about Rebus from previous experience. Once he knows about the body, he does his usual of trying to get in ...

    Time Rebus retired for good I?ve been a fan of Ian Rankin?s Rebus from his early books but I think it?s time for one of us to part company. Earlier books were cutting edge but I found this one to be tired, cliched and with a story that stretched credibility too much and relie...

    In a House of Lies is, of course, the latest book about John Rebus, sometime DI with Lothian and Borders Police. That will be enough for most people to just decide to read - it would (was) be enough for me. But as this series evolves, Rankin continues to develop his characters and to a...

    Crime is not something I often read but I do enjoy watching the John Rebus series on TV so when I noticed this book I thought I'd give it a read. The story opens up well with the discovery of a dead body. It engaged my attention and had me interested. A private investigator locked...

  • Sandy
    Nov 03, 2018

    So Ian Rankin gives us the 22nd in the Edinburgh series featuring the iconic DI John Rebus, except Rebus is retired, although when was that ever going to stop him? He may well have given up the fags and curbed his excessive need for the drink, he may well have trouble climbing the stai...

    ?Who is it exactly that you?ve been speaking to, Siobhan?? ?He?s an ex-cop. Been retired a few years. And if I know him, he?ll be turning up here in the next ten or fifteen minutes.? ?Feel like telling us a bit about him before that happens?? ?In ten or fiftee...

    There?s no doubt that Ian Rankin is one of Britain?s finest crime fiction writers, in recent times maybe the best of all. But he?s now having to address a problem of his own making: by allowing his Edinburgh detective to age in real time he now finds that his frontman is well pas...

    Ian Rankin's legendary creation John Rebus may have retired from the police force, but he's lost none of his investigation skills. With over twenty books in the Rebus series Rankin, like the detective himself, shows no sign of slowing down. In A House Of Lies is dramatic, thrilling &a...

    First this not an Inspector Rebus because he is now 72 finished he is past it, not even been brought back for cold cases. This perfect example of money wasted as police officers are made to retire at 60 yet load of the good offices do not become brilliant till 55-57. This is Siobhan C...

    I have a soft spot for Rebus given it was this series that got me interested in reading crime fiction in the first place, and I can't believe we still have new additions to it so many years after it began, not that there is any reason to stop producing a series that is universally popu...

    Now the looong wait for #23....review to follow. ...

  • Thebooktrail
    Sep 20, 2018

    So Ian Rankin gives us the 22nd in the Edinburgh series featuring the iconic DI John Rebus, except Rebus is retired, although when was that ever going to stop him? He may well have given up the fags and curbed his excessive need for the drink, he may well have trouble climbing the stai...

    ?Who is it exactly that you?ve been speaking to, Siobhan?? ?He?s an ex-cop. Been retired a few years. And if I know him, he?ll be turning up here in the next ten or fifteen minutes.? ?Feel like telling us a bit about him before that happens?? ?In ten or fiftee...

    There?s no doubt that Ian Rankin is one of Britain?s finest crime fiction writers, in recent times maybe the best of all. But he?s now having to address a problem of his own making: by allowing his Edinburgh detective to age in real time he now finds that his frontman is well pas...

    Ian Rankin's legendary creation John Rebus may have retired from the police force, but he's lost none of his investigation skills. With over twenty books in the Rebus series Rankin, like the detective himself, shows no sign of slowing down. In A House Of Lies is dramatic, thrilling &a...

    First this not an Inspector Rebus because he is now 72 finished he is past it, not even been brought back for cold cases. This perfect example of money wasted as police officers are made to retire at 60 yet load of the good offices do not become brilliant till 55-57. This is Siobhan C...

    I have a soft spot for Rebus given it was this series that got me interested in reading crime fiction in the first place, and I can't believe we still have new additions to it so many years after it began, not that there is any reason to stop producing a series that is universally popu...

    Now the looong wait for #23....review to follow. ...

    The latest John Rebus novel by Ian Rankin is simply delicious. A car is found with a skeleton in it. The skeleton of a young man who went missing several years early. Problem is, the car wasn't there when the police searched the area. Now the case is being reopened, with Siobhan ...

    Well there's nothing stopping Rebus is there? Coming back on the scene for a cold case and getting into some really troubling lies. Set in Edinburgh, it's familiar territory as far as the city goes, but there's nothing familiar about what Rebus finds in this novel. Tip: Ventur...

  • G.J. Minett
    Nov 16, 2018

    So Ian Rankin gives us the 22nd in the Edinburgh series featuring the iconic DI John Rebus, except Rebus is retired, although when was that ever going to stop him? He may well have given up the fags and curbed his excessive need for the drink, he may well have trouble climbing the stai...

    ?Who is it exactly that you?ve been speaking to, Siobhan?? ?He?s an ex-cop. Been retired a few years. And if I know him, he?ll be turning up here in the next ten or fifteen minutes.? ?Feel like telling us a bit about him before that happens?? ?In ten or fiftee...

    There?s no doubt that Ian Rankin is one of Britain?s finest crime fiction writers, in recent times maybe the best of all. But he?s now having to address a problem of his own making: by allowing his Edinburgh detective to age in real time he now finds that his frontman is well pas...

    Ian Rankin's legendary creation John Rebus may have retired from the police force, but he's lost none of his investigation skills. With over twenty books in the Rebus series Rankin, like the detective himself, shows no sign of slowing down. In A House Of Lies is dramatic, thrilling &a...

    First this not an Inspector Rebus because he is now 72 finished he is past it, not even been brought back for cold cases. This perfect example of money wasted as police officers are made to retire at 60 yet load of the good offices do not become brilliant till 55-57. This is Siobhan C...

    I have a soft spot for Rebus given it was this series that got me interested in reading crime fiction in the first place, and I can't believe we still have new additions to it so many years after it began, not that there is any reason to stop producing a series that is universally popu...

    Now the looong wait for #23....review to follow. ...

    The latest John Rebus novel by Ian Rankin is simply delicious. A car is found with a skeleton in it. The skeleton of a young man who went missing several years early. Problem is, the car wasn't there when the police searched the area. Now the case is being reopened, with Siobhan ...

    Well there's nothing stopping Rebus is there? Coming back on the scene for a cold case and getting into some really troubling lies. Set in Edinburgh, it's familiar territory as far as the city goes, but there's nothing familiar about what Rebus finds in this novel. Tip: Ventur...

    In A House of Lies, Ian Rankin's retired police detective is brought back for another novel. An abandoned vehicle is found hidden in the woods and inside of the trunk is the decomposed body of a male, handcuffed at the ankles. It is believed the body may be that of a man missin...

    Rebus may have been told that he is in a ?managed decline,? but I?m delighted to say that Ian Rankin certainly isn?t. In A House Of Lies is excellent. When long-dead body is discovered in an abandoned car Siobhan Clarke and Malcolm Fox are part of the MIT investigating. Rebu...

    A dead body from an investigation years back turns up in a car and what are the chances that retired DI Rebus will know who he is and about the case? Odds on if you know anything about Rebus from previous experience. Once he knows about the body, he does his usual of trying to get in ...

    Time Rebus retired for good I?ve been a fan of Ian Rankin?s Rebus from his early books but I think it?s time for one of us to part company. Earlier books were cutting edge but I found this one to be tired, cliched and with a story that stretched credibility too much and relie...

    In a House of Lies is, of course, the latest book about John Rebus, sometime DI with Lothian and Borders Police. That will be enough for most people to just decide to read - it would (was) be enough for me. But as this series evolves, Rankin continues to develop his characters and to a...

    Crime is not something I often read but I do enjoy watching the John Rebus series on TV so when I noticed this book I thought I'd give it a read. The story opens up well with the discovery of a dead body. It engaged my attention and had me interested. A private investigator locked...

    The writing was excellent of course. The characters are quite a number of old friends. The plot is intriguing and fairly complicated but unrolls to a very satisfactory conclusion. I enjoyed it but do you know what - I really wish Rebus wasn't retired and he wasn't sick. It makes me...

    No need to say anything. Rankin and Rebus are a winning combination. ...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Orion Publishing Group for an advance copy of In a House of Lies, the twenty-second novel to feature Edinburgh based former DI John Rebus of Police Scotland. When an abandoned car is found down a gully in some woods further investigation uncovers ...

    Oh no I've finished this book! I hate to see those words concerning Rankin and Rebus, I loved every minute back in their company. It does have a very different slant on Rebus, he's seen through the prism of past years and years of work, when we saw him doggedly solving cases no one els...

    Rebus has been around so long, it's easy to take him for granted. I get so caught up in new writers that I forget how consistently excellent Ian Rankin is. Simply outstanding . . . every time! ...

  • Jane Rose
    Nov 25, 2018

    So Ian Rankin gives us the 22nd in the Edinburgh series featuring the iconic DI John Rebus, except Rebus is retired, although when was that ever going to stop him? He may well have given up the fags and curbed his excessive need for the drink, he may well have trouble climbing the stai...

    ?Who is it exactly that you?ve been speaking to, Siobhan?? ?He?s an ex-cop. Been retired a few years. And if I know him, he?ll be turning up here in the next ten or fifteen minutes.? ?Feel like telling us a bit about him before that happens?? ?In ten or fiftee...

    There?s no doubt that Ian Rankin is one of Britain?s finest crime fiction writers, in recent times maybe the best of all. But he?s now having to address a problem of his own making: by allowing his Edinburgh detective to age in real time he now finds that his frontman is well pas...

    Ian Rankin's legendary creation John Rebus may have retired from the police force, but he's lost none of his investigation skills. With over twenty books in the Rebus series Rankin, like the detective himself, shows no sign of slowing down. In A House Of Lies is dramatic, thrilling &a...

    First this not an Inspector Rebus because he is now 72 finished he is past it, not even been brought back for cold cases. This perfect example of money wasted as police officers are made to retire at 60 yet load of the good offices do not become brilliant till 55-57. This is Siobhan C...

    I have a soft spot for Rebus given it was this series that got me interested in reading crime fiction in the first place, and I can't believe we still have new additions to it so many years after it began, not that there is any reason to stop producing a series that is universally popu...

    Now the looong wait for #23....review to follow. ...

    The latest John Rebus novel by Ian Rankin is simply delicious. A car is found with a skeleton in it. The skeleton of a young man who went missing several years early. Problem is, the car wasn't there when the police searched the area. Now the case is being reopened, with Siobhan ...

    Well there's nothing stopping Rebus is there? Coming back on the scene for a cold case and getting into some really troubling lies. Set in Edinburgh, it's familiar territory as far as the city goes, but there's nothing familiar about what Rebus finds in this novel. Tip: Ventur...

    In A House of Lies, Ian Rankin's retired police detective is brought back for another novel. An abandoned vehicle is found hidden in the woods and inside of the trunk is the decomposed body of a male, handcuffed at the ankles. It is believed the body may be that of a man missin...

    Rebus may have been told that he is in a ?managed decline,? but I?m delighted to say that Ian Rankin certainly isn?t. In A House Of Lies is excellent. When long-dead body is discovered in an abandoned car Siobhan Clarke and Malcolm Fox are part of the MIT investigating. Rebu...

    A dead body from an investigation years back turns up in a car and what are the chances that retired DI Rebus will know who he is and about the case? Odds on if you know anything about Rebus from previous experience. Once he knows about the body, he does his usual of trying to get in ...

    Time Rebus retired for good I?ve been a fan of Ian Rankin?s Rebus from his early books but I think it?s time for one of us to part company. Earlier books were cutting edge but I found this one to be tired, cliched and with a story that stretched credibility too much and relie...

    In a House of Lies is, of course, the latest book about John Rebus, sometime DI with Lothian and Borders Police. That will be enough for most people to just decide to read - it would (was) be enough for me. But as this series evolves, Rankin continues to develop his characters and to a...

    Crime is not something I often read but I do enjoy watching the John Rebus series on TV so when I noticed this book I thought I'd give it a read. The story opens up well with the discovery of a dead body. It engaged my attention and had me interested. A private investigator locked...

    The writing was excellent of course. The characters are quite a number of old friends. The plot is intriguing and fairly complicated but unrolls to a very satisfactory conclusion. I enjoyed it but do you know what - I really wish Rebus wasn't retired and he wasn't sick. It makes me...

    No need to say anything. Rankin and Rebus are a winning combination. ...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Orion Publishing Group for an advance copy of In a House of Lies, the twenty-second novel to feature Edinburgh based former DI John Rebus of Police Scotland. When an abandoned car is found down a gully in some woods further investigation uncovers ...

    Oh no I've finished this book! I hate to see those words concerning Rankin and Rebus, I loved every minute back in their company. It does have a very different slant on Rebus, he's seen through the prism of past years and years of work, when we saw him doggedly solving cases no one els...

    Rebus has been around so long, it's easy to take him for granted. I get so caught up in new writers that I forget how consistently excellent Ian Rankin is. Simply outstanding . . . every time! ...

    A very well structured plot, has to be to keep the long-retired Rebus having a credible role. A body discovered in woodland turns out to be the missing person from a Rebus case in 2006, with Clarke on the investigating team, and as a secondary plot Rebus helps Clarke review a recent co...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. So many lies, hidden under layers of mistruths and misdirections. What a stunning return to Inspector Rebus in book number 22. That said, Rebus is just one of the team that is a key part of this tale with DI Clarke strong at it's helm....

    Okay, I understand that Ian Rankin can write crime. That much is obvious. But In A House of Lies has been coined a ?thriller?, and honestly, the first half of the novel is about as thrilling as my Monday evenings. Rankin takes a lot of time setting the scene with so many different ...

    Classic Rebus! I'll never tire of Det. Rebus, Siobhan and Fox... ...

    Ian Rankin?s Rebus is a great character but as he has now retired getting him involved in the story is becoming harder and I wonder how long it can go on. Still however a great read. ...

  • Sophie Eminson
    Oct 22, 2018

    So Ian Rankin gives us the 22nd in the Edinburgh series featuring the iconic DI John Rebus, except Rebus is retired, although when was that ever going to stop him? He may well have given up the fags and curbed his excessive need for the drink, he may well have trouble climbing the stai...

    ?Who is it exactly that you?ve been speaking to, Siobhan?? ?He?s an ex-cop. Been retired a few years. And if I know him, he?ll be turning up here in the next ten or fifteen minutes.? ?Feel like telling us a bit about him before that happens?? ?In ten or fiftee...

    There?s no doubt that Ian Rankin is one of Britain?s finest crime fiction writers, in recent times maybe the best of all. But he?s now having to address a problem of his own making: by allowing his Edinburgh detective to age in real time he now finds that his frontman is well pas...

    Ian Rankin's legendary creation John Rebus may have retired from the police force, but he's lost none of his investigation skills. With over twenty books in the Rebus series Rankin, like the detective himself, shows no sign of slowing down. In A House Of Lies is dramatic, thrilling &a...

    First this not an Inspector Rebus because he is now 72 finished he is past it, not even been brought back for cold cases. This perfect example of money wasted as police officers are made to retire at 60 yet load of the good offices do not become brilliant till 55-57. This is Siobhan C...

    I have a soft spot for Rebus given it was this series that got me interested in reading crime fiction in the first place, and I can't believe we still have new additions to it so many years after it began, not that there is any reason to stop producing a series that is universally popu...

    Now the looong wait for #23....review to follow. ...

    The latest John Rebus novel by Ian Rankin is simply delicious. A car is found with a skeleton in it. The skeleton of a young man who went missing several years early. Problem is, the car wasn't there when the police searched the area. Now the case is being reopened, with Siobhan ...

    Well there's nothing stopping Rebus is there? Coming back on the scene for a cold case and getting into some really troubling lies. Set in Edinburgh, it's familiar territory as far as the city goes, but there's nothing familiar about what Rebus finds in this novel. Tip: Ventur...

    In A House of Lies, Ian Rankin's retired police detective is brought back for another novel. An abandoned vehicle is found hidden in the woods and inside of the trunk is the decomposed body of a male, handcuffed at the ankles. It is believed the body may be that of a man missin...

    Rebus may have been told that he is in a ?managed decline,? but I?m delighted to say that Ian Rankin certainly isn?t. In A House Of Lies is excellent. When long-dead body is discovered in an abandoned car Siobhan Clarke and Malcolm Fox are part of the MIT investigating. Rebu...

    A dead body from an investigation years back turns up in a car and what are the chances that retired DI Rebus will know who he is and about the case? Odds on if you know anything about Rebus from previous experience. Once he knows about the body, he does his usual of trying to get in ...

    Time Rebus retired for good I?ve been a fan of Ian Rankin?s Rebus from his early books but I think it?s time for one of us to part company. Earlier books were cutting edge but I found this one to be tired, cliched and with a story that stretched credibility too much and relie...

    In a House of Lies is, of course, the latest book about John Rebus, sometime DI with Lothian and Borders Police. That will be enough for most people to just decide to read - it would (was) be enough for me. But as this series evolves, Rankin continues to develop his characters and to a...

    Crime is not something I often read but I do enjoy watching the John Rebus series on TV so when I noticed this book I thought I'd give it a read. The story opens up well with the discovery of a dead body. It engaged my attention and had me interested. A private investigator locked...

    The writing was excellent of course. The characters are quite a number of old friends. The plot is intriguing and fairly complicated but unrolls to a very satisfactory conclusion. I enjoyed it but do you know what - I really wish Rebus wasn't retired and he wasn't sick. It makes me...

    No need to say anything. Rankin and Rebus are a winning combination. ...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Orion Publishing Group for an advance copy of In a House of Lies, the twenty-second novel to feature Edinburgh based former DI John Rebus of Police Scotland. When an abandoned car is found down a gully in some woods further investigation uncovers ...

    Oh no I've finished this book! I hate to see those words concerning Rankin and Rebus, I loved every minute back in their company. It does have a very different slant on Rebus, he's seen through the prism of past years and years of work, when we saw him doggedly solving cases no one els...

    Rebus has been around so long, it's easy to take him for granted. I get so caught up in new writers that I forget how consistently excellent Ian Rankin is. Simply outstanding . . . every time! ...

    A very well structured plot, has to be to keep the long-retired Rebus having a credible role. A body discovered in woodland turns out to be the missing person from a Rebus case in 2006, with Clarke on the investigating team, and as a secondary plot Rebus helps Clarke review a recent co...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. So many lies, hidden under layers of mistruths and misdirections. What a stunning return to Inspector Rebus in book number 22. That said, Rebus is just one of the team that is a key part of this tale with DI Clarke strong at it's helm....

    Okay, I understand that Ian Rankin can write crime. That much is obvious. But In A House of Lies has been coined a ?thriller?, and honestly, the first half of the novel is about as thrilling as my Monday evenings. Rankin takes a lot of time setting the scene with so many different ...

  • Mike
    Oct 09, 2018

    So Ian Rankin gives us the 22nd in the Edinburgh series featuring the iconic DI John Rebus, except Rebus is retired, although when was that ever going to stop him? He may well have given up the fags and curbed his excessive need for the drink, he may well have trouble climbing the stai...

    ?Who is it exactly that you?ve been speaking to, Siobhan?? ?He?s an ex-cop. Been retired a few years. And if I know him, he?ll be turning up here in the next ten or fifteen minutes.? ?Feel like telling us a bit about him before that happens?? ?In ten or fiftee...

    There?s no doubt that Ian Rankin is one of Britain?s finest crime fiction writers, in recent times maybe the best of all. But he?s now having to address a problem of his own making: by allowing his Edinburgh detective to age in real time he now finds that his frontman is well pas...

    Ian Rankin's legendary creation John Rebus may have retired from the police force, but he's lost none of his investigation skills. With over twenty books in the Rebus series Rankin, like the detective himself, shows no sign of slowing down. In A House Of Lies is dramatic, thrilling &a...

    First this not an Inspector Rebus because he is now 72 finished he is past it, not even been brought back for cold cases. This perfect example of money wasted as police officers are made to retire at 60 yet load of the good offices do not become brilliant till 55-57. This is Siobhan C...

    I have a soft spot for Rebus given it was this series that got me interested in reading crime fiction in the first place, and I can't believe we still have new additions to it so many years after it began, not that there is any reason to stop producing a series that is universally popu...

    Now the looong wait for #23....review to follow. ...

    The latest John Rebus novel by Ian Rankin is simply delicious. A car is found with a skeleton in it. The skeleton of a young man who went missing several years early. Problem is, the car wasn't there when the police searched the area. Now the case is being reopened, with Siobhan ...

    Well there's nothing stopping Rebus is there? Coming back on the scene for a cold case and getting into some really troubling lies. Set in Edinburgh, it's familiar territory as far as the city goes, but there's nothing familiar about what Rebus finds in this novel. Tip: Ventur...

    In A House of Lies, Ian Rankin's retired police detective is brought back for another novel. An abandoned vehicle is found hidden in the woods and inside of the trunk is the decomposed body of a male, handcuffed at the ankles. It is believed the body may be that of a man missin...

    Rebus may have been told that he is in a ?managed decline,? but I?m delighted to say that Ian Rankin certainly isn?t. In A House Of Lies is excellent. When long-dead body is discovered in an abandoned car Siobhan Clarke and Malcolm Fox are part of the MIT investigating. Rebu...

    A dead body from an investigation years back turns up in a car and what are the chances that retired DI Rebus will know who he is and about the case? Odds on if you know anything about Rebus from previous experience. Once he knows about the body, he does his usual of trying to get in ...

    Time Rebus retired for good I?ve been a fan of Ian Rankin?s Rebus from his early books but I think it?s time for one of us to part company. Earlier books were cutting edge but I found this one to be tired, cliched and with a story that stretched credibility too much and relie...

    In a House of Lies is, of course, the latest book about John Rebus, sometime DI with Lothian and Borders Police. That will be enough for most people to just decide to read - it would (was) be enough for me. But as this series evolves, Rankin continues to develop his characters and to a...

    Crime is not something I often read but I do enjoy watching the John Rebus series on TV so when I noticed this book I thought I'd give it a read. The story opens up well with the discovery of a dead body. It engaged my attention and had me interested. A private investigator locked...

    The writing was excellent of course. The characters are quite a number of old friends. The plot is intriguing and fairly complicated but unrolls to a very satisfactory conclusion. I enjoyed it but do you know what - I really wish Rebus wasn't retired and he wasn't sick. It makes me...

    No need to say anything. Rankin and Rebus are a winning combination. ...

  • David
    Dec 07, 2018

    So Ian Rankin gives us the 22nd in the Edinburgh series featuring the iconic DI John Rebus, except Rebus is retired, although when was that ever going to stop him? He may well have given up the fags and curbed his excessive need for the drink, he may well have trouble climbing the stai...

    ?Who is it exactly that you?ve been speaking to, Siobhan?? ?He?s an ex-cop. Been retired a few years. And if I know him, he?ll be turning up here in the next ten or fifteen minutes.? ?Feel like telling us a bit about him before that happens?? ?In ten or fiftee...

    There?s no doubt that Ian Rankin is one of Britain?s finest crime fiction writers, in recent times maybe the best of all. But he?s now having to address a problem of his own making: by allowing his Edinburgh detective to age in real time he now finds that his frontman is well pas...

    Ian Rankin's legendary creation John Rebus may have retired from the police force, but he's lost none of his investigation skills. With over twenty books in the Rebus series Rankin, like the detective himself, shows no sign of slowing down. In A House Of Lies is dramatic, thrilling &a...

    First this not an Inspector Rebus because he is now 72 finished he is past it, not even been brought back for cold cases. This perfect example of money wasted as police officers are made to retire at 60 yet load of the good offices do not become brilliant till 55-57. This is Siobhan C...

    I have a soft spot for Rebus given it was this series that got me interested in reading crime fiction in the first place, and I can't believe we still have new additions to it so many years after it began, not that there is any reason to stop producing a series that is universally popu...

    Now the looong wait for #23....review to follow. ...

    The latest John Rebus novel by Ian Rankin is simply delicious. A car is found with a skeleton in it. The skeleton of a young man who went missing several years early. Problem is, the car wasn't there when the police searched the area. Now the case is being reopened, with Siobhan ...

    Well there's nothing stopping Rebus is there? Coming back on the scene for a cold case and getting into some really troubling lies. Set in Edinburgh, it's familiar territory as far as the city goes, but there's nothing familiar about what Rebus finds in this novel. Tip: Ventur...

    In A House of Lies, Ian Rankin's retired police detective is brought back for another novel. An abandoned vehicle is found hidden in the woods and inside of the trunk is the decomposed body of a male, handcuffed at the ankles. It is believed the body may be that of a man missin...

    Rebus may have been told that he is in a ?managed decline,? but I?m delighted to say that Ian Rankin certainly isn?t. In A House Of Lies is excellent. When long-dead body is discovered in an abandoned car Siobhan Clarke and Malcolm Fox are part of the MIT investigating. Rebu...

    A dead body from an investigation years back turns up in a car and what are the chances that retired DI Rebus will know who he is and about the case? Odds on if you know anything about Rebus from previous experience. Once he knows about the body, he does his usual of trying to get in ...

    Time Rebus retired for good I?ve been a fan of Ian Rankin?s Rebus from his early books but I think it?s time for one of us to part company. Earlier books were cutting edge but I found this one to be tired, cliched and with a story that stretched credibility too much and relie...

    In a House of Lies is, of course, the latest book about John Rebus, sometime DI with Lothian and Borders Police. That will be enough for most people to just decide to read - it would (was) be enough for me. But as this series evolves, Rankin continues to develop his characters and to a...

    Crime is not something I often read but I do enjoy watching the John Rebus series on TV so when I noticed this book I thought I'd give it a read. The story opens up well with the discovery of a dead body. It engaged my attention and had me interested. A private investigator locked...

    The writing was excellent of course. The characters are quite a number of old friends. The plot is intriguing and fairly complicated but unrolls to a very satisfactory conclusion. I enjoyed it but do you know what - I really wish Rebus wasn't retired and he wasn't sick. It makes me...

    No need to say anything. Rankin and Rebus are a winning combination. ...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Orion Publishing Group for an advance copy of In a House of Lies, the twenty-second novel to feature Edinburgh based former DI John Rebus of Police Scotland. When an abandoned car is found down a gully in some woods further investigation uncovers ...

    Oh no I've finished this book! I hate to see those words concerning Rankin and Rebus, I loved every minute back in their company. It does have a very different slant on Rebus, he's seen through the prism of past years and years of work, when we saw him doggedly solving cases no one els...

    Rebus has been around so long, it's easy to take him for granted. I get so caught up in new writers that I forget how consistently excellent Ian Rankin is. Simply outstanding . . . every time! ...

    A very well structured plot, has to be to keep the long-retired Rebus having a credible role. A body discovered in woodland turns out to be the missing person from a Rebus case in 2006, with Clarke on the investigating team, and as a secondary plot Rebus helps Clarke review a recent co...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. So many lies, hidden under layers of mistruths and misdirections. What a stunning return to Inspector Rebus in book number 22. That said, Rebus is just one of the team that is a key part of this tale with DI Clarke strong at it's helm....

    Okay, I understand that Ian Rankin can write crime. That much is obvious. But In A House of Lies has been coined a ?thriller?, and honestly, the first half of the novel is about as thrilling as my Monday evenings. Rankin takes a lot of time setting the scene with so many different ...

    Classic Rebus! I'll never tire of Det. Rebus, Siobhan and Fox... ...

    Ian Rankin?s Rebus is a great character but as he has now retired getting him involved in the story is becoming harder and I wonder how long it can go on. Still however a great read. ...

    Crime fiction as its best. Who wants extrajudicial policing? Hands up ...

    This is the 22nd Rebus book and sadly one I did not enjoy as much as the others I have read. Now retired, DI John Rebus is helping on a cold case with Siobhan Clarke and Malcolm Fox. An investigation into the disappearance of Private Investigator Stuart Bloom, has now taken a turn a...

    We wish you a merry Rebus We wish you a merry Rebus We wish you a merry Rebus Ian Rankin is here Description: A new investigation threatens to unearth skeletons from Rebus' past. Rebus' retirement is disrupted once again when skeletal remains are identified as a private invest...

    I love this series so much that I order the book from Amazon UK paying those extra shipping charges because it is release earlier there - it's still only a pre-order in Amazon US. But I can't wait for the book. When I began this series it was Rebus...then Rebus and Siobban...now it's S...

    John Rebus is retired now and spends a lot of time walking his dog. Yeah, right! Though Rebus is often ?asked to leave? the station, and cannot be officially part of police inquiries, what and who he knows from his active career remains crucial to Siobhan Clarke and Police Scotl...

  • Nat K
    Oct 25, 2018

    So Ian Rankin gives us the 22nd in the Edinburgh series featuring the iconic DI John Rebus, except Rebus is retired, although when was that ever going to stop him? He may well have given up the fags and curbed his excessive need for the drink, he may well have trouble climbing the stai...

    ?Who is it exactly that you?ve been speaking to, Siobhan?? ?He?s an ex-cop. Been retired a few years. And if I know him, he?ll be turning up here in the next ten or fifteen minutes.? ?Feel like telling us a bit about him before that happens?? ?In ten or fiftee...

  • Paromjit
    Sep 15, 2018

    So Ian Rankin gives us the 22nd in the Edinburgh series featuring the iconic DI John Rebus, except Rebus is retired, although when was that ever going to stop him? He may well have given up the fags and curbed his excessive need for the drink, he may well have trouble climbing the stai...

  • Bill Lynas
    Oct 21, 2018

    So Ian Rankin gives us the 22nd in the Edinburgh series featuring the iconic DI John Rebus, except Rebus is retired, although when was that ever going to stop him? He may well have given up the fags and curbed his excessive need for the drink, he may well have trouble climbing the stai...

    ?Who is it exactly that you?ve been speaking to, Siobhan?? ?He?s an ex-cop. Been retired a few years. And if I know him, he?ll be turning up here in the next ten or fifteen minutes.? ?Feel like telling us a bit about him before that happens?? ?In ten or fiftee...

    There?s no doubt that Ian Rankin is one of Britain?s finest crime fiction writers, in recent times maybe the best of all. But he?s now having to address a problem of his own making: by allowing his Edinburgh detective to age in real time he now finds that his frontman is well pas...

    Ian Rankin's legendary creation John Rebus may have retired from the police force, but he's lost none of his investigation skills. With over twenty books in the Rebus series Rankin, like the detective himself, shows no sign of slowing down. In A House Of Lies is dramatic, thrilling &a...

  • Julie Garner
    Aug 05, 2018

    So Ian Rankin gives us the 22nd in the Edinburgh series featuring the iconic DI John Rebus, except Rebus is retired, although when was that ever going to stop him? He may well have given up the fags and curbed his excessive need for the drink, he may well have trouble climbing the stai...

    ?Who is it exactly that you?ve been speaking to, Siobhan?? ?He?s an ex-cop. Been retired a few years. And if I know him, he?ll be turning up here in the next ten or fifteen minutes.? ?Feel like telling us a bit about him before that happens?? ?In ten or fiftee...

    There?s no doubt that Ian Rankin is one of Britain?s finest crime fiction writers, in recent times maybe the best of all. But he?s now having to address a problem of his own making: by allowing his Edinburgh detective to age in real time he now finds that his frontman is well pas...

    Ian Rankin's legendary creation John Rebus may have retired from the police force, but he's lost none of his investigation skills. With over twenty books in the Rebus series Rankin, like the detective himself, shows no sign of slowing down. In A House Of Lies is dramatic, thrilling &a...

    First this not an Inspector Rebus because he is now 72 finished he is past it, not even been brought back for cold cases. This perfect example of money wasted as police officers are made to retire at 60 yet load of the good offices do not become brilliant till 55-57. This is Siobhan C...

    I have a soft spot for Rebus given it was this series that got me interested in reading crime fiction in the first place, and I can't believe we still have new additions to it so many years after it began, not that there is any reason to stop producing a series that is universally popu...

    Now the looong wait for #23....review to follow. ...

    The latest John Rebus novel by Ian Rankin is simply delicious. A car is found with a skeleton in it. The skeleton of a young man who went missing several years early. Problem is, the car wasn't there when the police searched the area. Now the case is being reopened, with Siobhan ...

    Well there's nothing stopping Rebus is there? Coming back on the scene for a cold case and getting into some really troubling lies. Set in Edinburgh, it's familiar territory as far as the city goes, but there's nothing familiar about what Rebus finds in this novel. Tip: Ventur...

    In A House of Lies, Ian Rankin's retired police detective is brought back for another novel. An abandoned vehicle is found hidden in the woods and inside of the trunk is the decomposed body of a male, handcuffed at the ankles. It is believed the body may be that of a man missin...

    Rebus may have been told that he is in a ?managed decline,? but I?m delighted to say that Ian Rankin certainly isn?t. In A House Of Lies is excellent. When long-dead body is discovered in an abandoned car Siobhan Clarke and Malcolm Fox are part of the MIT investigating. Rebu...

    A dead body from an investigation years back turns up in a car and what are the chances that retired DI Rebus will know who he is and about the case? Odds on if you know anything about Rebus from previous experience. Once he knows about the body, he does his usual of trying to get in ...

    Time Rebus retired for good I?ve been a fan of Ian Rankin?s Rebus from his early books but I think it?s time for one of us to part company. Earlier books were cutting edge but I found this one to be tired, cliched and with a story that stretched credibility too much and relie...

    In a House of Lies is, of course, the latest book about John Rebus, sometime DI with Lothian and Borders Police. That will be enough for most people to just decide to read - it would (was) be enough for me. But as this series evolves, Rankin continues to develop his characters and to a...

    Crime is not something I often read but I do enjoy watching the John Rebus series on TV so when I noticed this book I thought I'd give it a read. The story opens up well with the discovery of a dead body. It engaged my attention and had me interested. A private investigator locked...

    The writing was excellent of course. The characters are quite a number of old friends. The plot is intriguing and fairly complicated but unrolls to a very satisfactory conclusion. I enjoyed it but do you know what - I really wish Rebus wasn't retired and he wasn't sick. It makes me...

    No need to say anything. Rankin and Rebus are a winning combination. ...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Orion Publishing Group for an advance copy of In a House of Lies, the twenty-second novel to feature Edinburgh based former DI John Rebus of Police Scotland. When an abandoned car is found down a gully in some woods further investigation uncovers ...

    Oh no I've finished this book! I hate to see those words concerning Rankin and Rebus, I loved every minute back in their company. It does have a very different slant on Rebus, he's seen through the prism of past years and years of work, when we saw him doggedly solving cases no one els...

    Rebus has been around so long, it's easy to take him for granted. I get so caught up in new writers that I forget how consistently excellent Ian Rankin is. Simply outstanding . . . every time! ...

    A very well structured plot, has to be to keep the long-retired Rebus having a credible role. A body discovered in woodland turns out to be the missing person from a Rebus case in 2006, with Clarke on the investigating team, and as a secondary plot Rebus helps Clarke review a recent co...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. So many lies, hidden under layers of mistruths and misdirections. What a stunning return to Inspector Rebus in book number 22. That said, Rebus is just one of the team that is a key part of this tale with DI Clarke strong at it's helm....

  • Lou
    Oct 03, 2018

    So Ian Rankin gives us the 22nd in the Edinburgh series featuring the iconic DI John Rebus, except Rebus is retired, although when was that ever going to stop him? He may well have given up the fags and curbed his excessive need for the drink, he may well have trouble climbing the stai...

    ?Who is it exactly that you?ve been speaking to, Siobhan?? ?He?s an ex-cop. Been retired a few years. And if I know him, he?ll be turning up here in the next ten or fifteen minutes.? ?Feel like telling us a bit about him before that happens?? ?In ten or fiftee...

    There?s no doubt that Ian Rankin is one of Britain?s finest crime fiction writers, in recent times maybe the best of all. But he?s now having to address a problem of his own making: by allowing his Edinburgh detective to age in real time he now finds that his frontman is well pas...

    Ian Rankin's legendary creation John Rebus may have retired from the police force, but he's lost none of his investigation skills. With over twenty books in the Rebus series Rankin, like the detective himself, shows no sign of slowing down. In A House Of Lies is dramatic, thrilling &a...

    First this not an Inspector Rebus because he is now 72 finished he is past it, not even been brought back for cold cases. This perfect example of money wasted as police officers are made to retire at 60 yet load of the good offices do not become brilliant till 55-57. This is Siobhan C...

    I have a soft spot for Rebus given it was this series that got me interested in reading crime fiction in the first place, and I can't believe we still have new additions to it so many years after it began, not that there is any reason to stop producing a series that is universally popu...

  • Sid Nuncius
    Sep 22, 2018

    So Ian Rankin gives us the 22nd in the Edinburgh series featuring the iconic DI John Rebus, except Rebus is retired, although when was that ever going to stop him? He may well have given up the fags and curbed his excessive need for the drink, he may well have trouble climbing the stai...

    ?Who is it exactly that you?ve been speaking to, Siobhan?? ?He?s an ex-cop. Been retired a few years. And if I know him, he?ll be turning up here in the next ten or fifteen minutes.? ?Feel like telling us a bit about him before that happens?? ?In ten or fiftee...

    There?s no doubt that Ian Rankin is one of Britain?s finest crime fiction writers, in recent times maybe the best of all. But he?s now having to address a problem of his own making: by allowing his Edinburgh detective to age in real time he now finds that his frontman is well pas...

    Ian Rankin's legendary creation John Rebus may have retired from the police force, but he's lost none of his investigation skills. With over twenty books in the Rebus series Rankin, like the detective himself, shows no sign of slowing down. In A House Of Lies is dramatic, thrilling &a...

    First this not an Inspector Rebus because he is now 72 finished he is past it, not even been brought back for cold cases. This perfect example of money wasted as police officers are made to retire at 60 yet load of the good offices do not become brilliant till 55-57. This is Siobhan C...

    I have a soft spot for Rebus given it was this series that got me interested in reading crime fiction in the first place, and I can't believe we still have new additions to it so many years after it began, not that there is any reason to stop producing a series that is universally popu...

    Now the looong wait for #23....review to follow. ...

    The latest John Rebus novel by Ian Rankin is simply delicious. A car is found with a skeleton in it. The skeleton of a young man who went missing several years early. Problem is, the car wasn't there when the police searched the area. Now the case is being reopened, with Siobhan ...

    Well there's nothing stopping Rebus is there? Coming back on the scene for a cold case and getting into some really troubling lies. Set in Edinburgh, it's familiar territory as far as the city goes, but there's nothing familiar about what Rebus finds in this novel. Tip: Ventur...

    In A House of Lies, Ian Rankin's retired police detective is brought back for another novel. An abandoned vehicle is found hidden in the woods and inside of the trunk is the decomposed body of a male, handcuffed at the ankles. It is believed the body may be that of a man missin...

    Rebus may have been told that he is in a ?managed decline,? but I?m delighted to say that Ian Rankin certainly isn?t. In A House Of Lies is excellent. When long-dead body is discovered in an abandoned car Siobhan Clarke and Malcolm Fox are part of the MIT investigating. Rebu...

  • Stephen Robert Collins
    Dec 05, 2018

    So Ian Rankin gives us the 22nd in the Edinburgh series featuring the iconic DI John Rebus, except Rebus is retired, although when was that ever going to stop him? He may well have given up the fags and curbed his excessive need for the drink, he may well have trouble climbing the stai...

    ?Who is it exactly that you?ve been speaking to, Siobhan?? ?He?s an ex-cop. Been retired a few years. And if I know him, he?ll be turning up here in the next ten or fifteen minutes.? ?Feel like telling us a bit about him before that happens?? ?In ten or fiftee...

    There?s no doubt that Ian Rankin is one of Britain?s finest crime fiction writers, in recent times maybe the best of all. But he?s now having to address a problem of his own making: by allowing his Edinburgh detective to age in real time he now finds that his frontman is well pas...

    Ian Rankin's legendary creation John Rebus may have retired from the police force, but he's lost none of his investigation skills. With over twenty books in the Rebus series Rankin, like the detective himself, shows no sign of slowing down. In A House Of Lies is dramatic, thrilling &a...

    First this not an Inspector Rebus because he is now 72 finished he is past it, not even been brought back for cold cases. This perfect example of money wasted as police officers are made to retire at 60 yet load of the good offices do not become brilliant till 55-57. This is Siobhan C...

  • David Highton
    Oct 18, 2018

    So Ian Rankin gives us the 22nd in the Edinburgh series featuring the iconic DI John Rebus, except Rebus is retired, although when was that ever going to stop him? He may well have given up the fags and curbed his excessive need for the drink, he may well have trouble climbing the stai...

    ?Who is it exactly that you?ve been speaking to, Siobhan?? ?He?s an ex-cop. Been retired a few years. And if I know him, he?ll be turning up here in the next ten or fifteen minutes.? ?Feel like telling us a bit about him before that happens?? ?In ten or fiftee...

    There?s no doubt that Ian Rankin is one of Britain?s finest crime fiction writers, in recent times maybe the best of all. But he?s now having to address a problem of his own making: by allowing his Edinburgh detective to age in real time he now finds that his frontman is well pas...

    Ian Rankin's legendary creation John Rebus may have retired from the police force, but he's lost none of his investigation skills. With over twenty books in the Rebus series Rankin, like the detective himself, shows no sign of slowing down. In A House Of Lies is dramatic, thrilling &a...

    First this not an Inspector Rebus because he is now 72 finished he is past it, not even been brought back for cold cases. This perfect example of money wasted as police officers are made to retire at 60 yet load of the good offices do not become brilliant till 55-57. This is Siobhan C...

    I have a soft spot for Rebus given it was this series that got me interested in reading crime fiction in the first place, and I can't believe we still have new additions to it so many years after it began, not that there is any reason to stop producing a series that is universally popu...

    Now the looong wait for #23....review to follow. ...

    The latest John Rebus novel by Ian Rankin is simply delicious. A car is found with a skeleton in it. The skeleton of a young man who went missing several years early. Problem is, the car wasn't there when the police searched the area. Now the case is being reopened, with Siobhan ...

    Well there's nothing stopping Rebus is there? Coming back on the scene for a cold case and getting into some really troubling lies. Set in Edinburgh, it's familiar territory as far as the city goes, but there's nothing familiar about what Rebus finds in this novel. Tip: Ventur...

    In A House of Lies, Ian Rankin's retired police detective is brought back for another novel. An abandoned vehicle is found hidden in the woods and inside of the trunk is the decomposed body of a male, handcuffed at the ankles. It is believed the body may be that of a man missin...

    Rebus may have been told that he is in a ?managed decline,? but I?m delighted to say that Ian Rankin certainly isn?t. In A House Of Lies is excellent. When long-dead body is discovered in an abandoned car Siobhan Clarke and Malcolm Fox are part of the MIT investigating. Rebu...

    A dead body from an investigation years back turns up in a car and what are the chances that retired DI Rebus will know who he is and about the case? Odds on if you know anything about Rebus from previous experience. Once he knows about the body, he does his usual of trying to get in ...

    Time Rebus retired for good I?ve been a fan of Ian Rankin?s Rebus from his early books but I think it?s time for one of us to part company. Earlier books were cutting edge but I found this one to be tired, cliched and with a story that stretched credibility too much and relie...

    In a House of Lies is, of course, the latest book about John Rebus, sometime DI with Lothian and Borders Police. That will be enough for most people to just decide to read - it would (was) be enough for me. But as this series evolves, Rankin continues to develop his characters and to a...

    Crime is not something I often read but I do enjoy watching the John Rebus series on TV so when I noticed this book I thought I'd give it a read. The story opens up well with the discovery of a dead body. It engaged my attention and had me interested. A private investigator locked...

    The writing was excellent of course. The characters are quite a number of old friends. The plot is intriguing and fairly complicated but unrolls to a very satisfactory conclusion. I enjoyed it but do you know what - I really wish Rebus wasn't retired and he wasn't sick. It makes me...

    No need to say anything. Rankin and Rebus are a winning combination. ...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Orion Publishing Group for an advance copy of In a House of Lies, the twenty-second novel to feature Edinburgh based former DI John Rebus of Police Scotland. When an abandoned car is found down a gully in some woods further investigation uncovers ...

    Oh no I've finished this book! I hate to see those words concerning Rankin and Rebus, I loved every minute back in their company. It does have a very different slant on Rebus, he's seen through the prism of past years and years of work, when we saw him doggedly solving cases no one els...

    Rebus has been around so long, it's easy to take him for granted. I get so caught up in new writers that I forget how consistently excellent Ian Rankin is. Simply outstanding . . . every time! ...

    A very well structured plot, has to be to keep the long-retired Rebus having a credible role. A body discovered in woodland turns out to be the missing person from a Rebus case in 2006, with Clarke on the investigating team, and as a secondary plot Rebus helps Clarke review a recent co...

  • Elaine Tomasso
    Sep 25, 2018

    So Ian Rankin gives us the 22nd in the Edinburgh series featuring the iconic DI John Rebus, except Rebus is retired, although when was that ever going to stop him? He may well have given up the fags and curbed his excessive need for the drink, he may well have trouble climbing the stai...

    ?Who is it exactly that you?ve been speaking to, Siobhan?? ?He?s an ex-cop. Been retired a few years. And if I know him, he?ll be turning up here in the next ten or fifteen minutes.? ?Feel like telling us a bit about him before that happens?? ?In ten or fiftee...

    There?s no doubt that Ian Rankin is one of Britain?s finest crime fiction writers, in recent times maybe the best of all. But he?s now having to address a problem of his own making: by allowing his Edinburgh detective to age in real time he now finds that his frontman is well pas...

    Ian Rankin's legendary creation John Rebus may have retired from the police force, but he's lost none of his investigation skills. With over twenty books in the Rebus series Rankin, like the detective himself, shows no sign of slowing down. In A House Of Lies is dramatic, thrilling &a...

    First this not an Inspector Rebus because he is now 72 finished he is past it, not even been brought back for cold cases. This perfect example of money wasted as police officers are made to retire at 60 yet load of the good offices do not become brilliant till 55-57. This is Siobhan C...

    I have a soft spot for Rebus given it was this series that got me interested in reading crime fiction in the first place, and I can't believe we still have new additions to it so many years after it began, not that there is any reason to stop producing a series that is universally popu...

    Now the looong wait for #23....review to follow. ...

    The latest John Rebus novel by Ian Rankin is simply delicious. A car is found with a skeleton in it. The skeleton of a young man who went missing several years early. Problem is, the car wasn't there when the police searched the area. Now the case is being reopened, with Siobhan ...

    Well there's nothing stopping Rebus is there? Coming back on the scene for a cold case and getting into some really troubling lies. Set in Edinburgh, it's familiar territory as far as the city goes, but there's nothing familiar about what Rebus finds in this novel. Tip: Ventur...

    In A House of Lies, Ian Rankin's retired police detective is brought back for another novel. An abandoned vehicle is found hidden in the woods and inside of the trunk is the decomposed body of a male, handcuffed at the ankles. It is believed the body may be that of a man missin...

    Rebus may have been told that he is in a ?managed decline,? but I?m delighted to say that Ian Rankin certainly isn?t. In A House Of Lies is excellent. When long-dead body is discovered in an abandoned car Siobhan Clarke and Malcolm Fox are part of the MIT investigating. Rebu...

    A dead body from an investigation years back turns up in a car and what are the chances that retired DI Rebus will know who he is and about the case? Odds on if you know anything about Rebus from previous experience. Once he knows about the body, he does his usual of trying to get in ...

    Time Rebus retired for good I?ve been a fan of Ian Rankin?s Rebus from his early books but I think it?s time for one of us to part company. Earlier books were cutting edge but I found this one to be tired, cliched and with a story that stretched credibility too much and relie...

    In a House of Lies is, of course, the latest book about John Rebus, sometime DI with Lothian and Borders Police. That will be enough for most people to just decide to read - it would (was) be enough for me. But as this series evolves, Rankin continues to develop his characters and to a...

    Crime is not something I often read but I do enjoy watching the John Rebus series on TV so when I noticed this book I thought I'd give it a read. The story opens up well with the discovery of a dead body. It engaged my attention and had me interested. A private investigator locked...

    The writing was excellent of course. The characters are quite a number of old friends. The plot is intriguing and fairly complicated but unrolls to a very satisfactory conclusion. I enjoyed it but do you know what - I really wish Rebus wasn't retired and he wasn't sick. It makes me...

    No need to say anything. Rankin and Rebus are a winning combination. ...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Orion Publishing Group for an advance copy of In a House of Lies, the twenty-second novel to feature Edinburgh based former DI John Rebus of Police Scotland. When an abandoned car is found down a gully in some woods further investigation uncovers ...