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Hanging Garden, the (1998) [Novel]
by Ian Rankin Rating: Weighted - 6.9 / Average - 6.8 of 10 (5 votes) (Rate!)
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Series: John Rebus
Part: 9

Summary (From the publisher):

Detective Inspector John Rebus is buried under a pile of paperwork genterated by his investigations into a suspected war criminal, and his immediate supervisors are more than happy to have him tucked away in a quiet backwater for several months. However, the escalating dispute between upstart Tommy Telford and Big Ger Cafferty's gang soon give Rebus an escape clause.

Telford is known to have close ties to a man nicknamed Mr. Pink Eyes, a brutal gangster running a lucrative business bringing Chechen refugees into Britain to work as prostitutes. And when Rebus takes under his wing a distraught Bosnian call girl, it gives him a personal reason to make sure Telford takes the high road out of town.

Within days, Rebus's daughter is the victim of an all-too-professional hit-and-run, and Rebus knows that there's nothing he won't do to bring down prime suspect Tommy Telford--even if it means cutting a deal with the devil.

Original title: The Hanging Garden
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and DetectivesPolice Procedural

Edition #1: Hanging Garden, the

Hanging Garden, the (1998)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Gritty, authentic and superbly written." Guardian
  • "The two cases Rebus is investigating here are complex, like one of those fiendishly difficult double-sided jigsaws. The skill with which Rankin fits them together is formidable." Sunday Telegraph
  • "Rankin's handling of the gangland plot, culminating in a sting designed to entrap the multi-national mobsters as they raid a huge drug-making plant, is masterly." Sunday Times
  • "Rankin uses his laconic prose as a literary paint stripper, scouring away pretensions to reveal the unwholesome reality beneath." Independent
  • "One of the fastest-rising contemporary British sleuths is Ian Rankin's Inspector John Rebus, a character who's just begging for the right television treatment. Powerful characterisaton and a strog sense of place dominate the Rebus novels...A talent not to be ignored." Time Out
  • "A first-rate thriller." Yorkshire Evening Post
  • "The internal police politics and corruption in high places are both portrayed with bone-freezing accuracy. This novel should come with a wind-chill factor warning." Daily Telegraph
  • "Rankin strips Edinburgh's polite facade to its gritty skeleton." The Times
  • "Rebus is the kind of detective who enjoys a deep dark mystery with a good moral conundrum." New York Times
  • "Rankin writes laconic, sophisticated, well-paced thrillers." The Scotsman
  • "Ian Rankin provides some welcome fresh blood on the scene. Morse and Wexford had better watch out." Daily Telegraph
  • "First-rate plotting, dialogue and characterisations." Literary Review
  • "A classic personality detective-story in the tradition of Holmes right through to Morse." Birmingham Post
  • "First-rate crime fiction with a fierce realism." Sunday Telegraph
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Hanging Garden, the (1999)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London, UK
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
ISBN: 0752817116
Pages: 411

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