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Ian Rankin: Three Great Novels: The Lost Years: Let It Bleed, Black & Blue, The Hanging Garden: "Let It Bleed", "Black and Blue", "The Hanging Garden" Hardcover – 17 Apr 2003


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  • Hardcover: 832 pages
  • Publisher: Orion (17 April 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752856731
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752856735
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 5.7 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 322,328 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960, Ian Rankin graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1982, and then spent three years writing novels when he was supposed to be working towards a PhD in Scottish Literature. His first Rebus novel was published in 1987, and the Rebus books are now translated into thirty-six languages and are bestsellers worldwide.

Ian Rankin has been elected a Hawthornden Fellow, and is also a past winner of the Chandler-Fulbright Award. He is the recipient of four Crime Writers' Association Dagger Awards including the prestigious Diamond Dagger in 2005. In 2004, Ian won America's celebrated Edgar Award for Resurrection Men. He has also been shortlisted for the Anthony Award in the USA, won Denmark's Palle Rosenkrantz Prize, the French Grand Prix du Roman Noir and the Deutscher Krimipreis. Ian Rankin is also the recipient of honorary degrees from the universities of Abertay, St Andrews, Edinburgh, Hull and the Open University.

A contributor to BBC2's Newsnight Review, he also presented his own TV series, Ian Rankin's Evil Thoughts. Rankin is a number one bestseller in the UK and has received the OBE for services to literature, opting to receive the prize in his home city of Edinburgh, where he lives with his partner and two sons.

Here are the Inspector Rebus stories in series order:

Knots and Crosses
Hide and Seek
Tooth and Nail
Strip Jack
The Black Book
Mortal Causes
Let it Bleed
Black and Blue
The Hanging Garden
Dead Souls
Set in Darkness
The Falls
Resurrection Men
A Question of Blood
Fleshmarket Close
The Naming of the Dead
Exit Music

Short stories:
A Good Hanging - 12 Inspector Rebus mysteries
Beggars Banquet (non-Rebus short stories)

Here are the Jack Harvey novels in series order:

Witch Hunt
Bleeding Hearts
Blood Hunt

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Book Description

The third Rebus omnibus comprising books 7, 8 and 9 in the Rebus series - LET IT BLEED; BLACK & BLUE; THE HANGING GARDEN. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960, Ian Rankin graduated from the University of Edinburgh and has since been employed as a grape picker, swineherd, taxman, alcohol researcher, hi-fi journalist and punk musician. His first Inspector Rebus novel, Knots & Crosses, was published in 1987 and the Rebus novels have been translated into eighteen languages and been global successes.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By P from GS on 22 April 2009
Format: Paperback
Someone told me that Ian Rankin's Rebus novels were much better read than watched on TV and they were right! I bought this three-in-one and read the first story - Let it Bleed - in a couple of days. I am now in the middle of the second one - Black and Blue - and have slowed down a bit because I want to savour the story and make the whole experience last a bit longer. The only downside is the size and weight of the book - it's nearly ended up in the bath a couple of times!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Cumbrian Shopper on 13 Feb. 2006
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Ian Rankin tells a right good yarn! Although he admits to having never set foot inside a Police Station and therefore some of his procedural stuff is offside, his central character, DI John Rebus gives Rankin the vehicle to explore different emotions and morals. Each of the three novels in this compendium, has Edinburgh and its criminal underbelly at the core but with a different moral twist as seen through the eyes of that dedicated, work centred, CID cop.
Well worth a visit and with this series, well worth packing into your suitcase for the holidays!
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By Neeny on 17 Dec. 2014
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I have just discovered Ian Rankin and am working my way through his "Rebus" books and have to say the character is captivating.
It's good to read about the "real" Edinburgh and not the "twee tourists side". Coming from Newcastle, I could identify with the working class areas and some of the characters, they appear in every city in Great Britain. His use of the dialect is spot on and the humour of the Scots is used throughout.
I really enjoy his works and can only say this was one of the books that I simply couldn't put down one I'd started it. Black and Blue became slightly tedious towards the end but I persevered and am looking forward to more of his books.
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I love Ian Rankins Inspector Rebus novels. And these 3 kept me reading non stop! Highly recommended. You will agree!
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Good value for 3 novels. Particularly enjoyed the final story, The Hanging Garden and its moral speculations around complicity, responsibility.
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By I Edwards on 27 Oct. 2013
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Three great stories from Ian Rankin. Easy to read and hard to put down. Enjoyed these stories and have ordered more.
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By D. A. Cannon on 28 April 2013
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Excellent books.
As I have been watching Rebus with Ken Stott for years on the TV, I felt I just had to read these books. They are excellent.
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By Rob on 23 Mar. 2013
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Excellent writer. Love his work. Where could you get better value for money?. Nowhere. Read that again to make up the word quantity.
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