A CRIME TOO CLOSE TO HOME . . .A superb, highly suspenseful crime thriller from the No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author.
A CRIME TOO CLOSE TO HOME . . .
A superb, highly suspenseful crime thriller from the No.1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES
'You'll love every second of it' MIRROR
'Excellent' SUNDAY TIMES At a private school, two teenagers are killed by an ex-Army loner who then turned the gun on himself. Finding the truth will take Detective Inspector John Rebus into the heart of a shattered community.
Ex-Army himself, Rebus becomes fascinated by the killer, and finds he is not alone. It seems the man had friends in high places and enemies to spare.
And Rebus has secrets of his own. He's fresh out of hospital, with newly bandaged hands, and won't say what happened. But after the death of a criminal he visited, who had been stalking DS Siobhan Clarke, Rebus is the prime suspect...
A QUESTION OF BLOOD is just about as good as Rankin gets. As a crime novel it stands favourable comparison with almost anything else currently being written in - or out of - the genre - THE HERALD
A QUESTION OF BLOOD is skilfully composed and powerfully written, with a vein of compassion that Rankin taps to startling and justified effect - LITERARY REVIEW
A rich, absorbing narrative ... Artful, moving and entertaining - OBSERVER
Bears all the qualities that have established Rankin as one of Britain's leading novelists in any genre - NEW STATESMAN
[Rankin's] consistent level of excellence is unmatched in the field of British crime writing - THE TIMES
Ian Rankin is the multimillion-copy worldwide bestseller of over thirty novels and creator of John Rebus. His books have been translated into thirty-six languages and have been adapted for radio, the stage and the screen.
Rankin is the recipient of four Crime Writers' Association Dagger Awards, including the Diamond Dagger, the UK's most prestigious award for crime fiction. In the United States, he has won the celebrated Edgar Award and been shortlisted for the Anthony Award. In Europe, he has won Denmark's Palle Rosenkrantz Prize, the French Grand Prix du Roman Noir and the German Deutscher Krimipreis.
He is the recipient of honorary degrees from universities across the UK, is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Edinburgh and a Fellow of The Royal Society of Literature, and has received an OBE for his services to literature.