The Hanging Garden

The Hanging Garden

An Inspector Rebus Novel

Book - 1998
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A tense and complicated thriller featuring inspector John Rebus from the acclaimed author of BLACK AND BLUE.

Rebus is buried under a pile of paperwork generated by his investigations into a possible war criminal resident in Edinburgh. His immediate superiors are more than happy to have him tucked away in a quiet backwater for several months looking into ancient history. But the Crime Squad are forced to bring him back to the present day when a young upstart gangster, Tommy Telford, muscles in on Big Ger Cafferty's turf and Rebus's local knowledge becomes essential to the efforts to shut down Telford's business as a drug dealer, pimp and extortionist.

Before he can act the waters are muddied further when the war criminal is found hanging in Warriston Cemetery.

Publisher: London : Orion Books, 1998.
ISBN: 9780752807218
Characteristics: 335 p.


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Jun 26, 2016

A complex novel with various plots (a prostitution ring, a reputed war criminal, drug smuggling, a hit and run with Rebus' daughter and more) with the tough and always difficult John Rebus in the middle of it all.
It is a fast moving enjoyable story where the various plot lines come together in a satisfactory ending. This was not my favorite Rankin novel but overall well worth reading.

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