Fleshmarket Alley

Fleshmarket Alley

An Inspector Rebus Novel

Book - 2005 | 1st American ed.
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An illegal immigrant is found murdered in an Edinburgh housing scheme. Rebus is drawn into the case, but has other problems: his old police station has closed for business, and his masters would rather he retire than stick around. But as Rebus investigates, he must deal with the sleazy Edinburgh underworld, and maybe even fall in love.

Baker & Taylor
A latest Inspector John Rebus mystery finds the Edinburgh investigator pursuing a case in the city's red-light district, where refugees seeking asylum in Scotland are subject to the most ruthless members of the crime world. By the award-winning author of A Question of Blood. 50,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
On a notorious street where propriety and decadence clash, in the basement of a newly renovated bar, the bones of a woman and child are discovered beneath a cement floor. It's an unusually gruesome find, even for Fleshmarket Alley. When Inspector John Rebus is called to investigate, every fact he finds unleashes a host of new questions. Are the bones those of a mother and child? Are they actual human remains or fakes? Were they planted there - and if so, why?
It could be nothing more than a ruthless and enterprising pub owner looking to create a local legend that will help lure trade. Or it could be something far worse - something as grisly as the death of a recent immigrant found brutally murdered at a local housing project, or the murder of Donald Cruikshank, a recently paroled rapist whose body is found just as a young woman goes missing. The missing girl is a friend of Inspector rebus's colleague Detective Siobhan Clarke, and Siobhan is shocked to find herself in the same intricate web of murderers as Rebus - all somehow tied to that pile of bones under Fleshmarket Alley.
In a race to stop the killings before more bodies turn up - even as the possibility of romantic entanglements distracts and entices them - rebus and Siobhan plumb the darkest corners of their beloved city and confront the lawless, conscienceless men who dwell there.

& Taylor

Edinburgh investigator John Rebus pursues a case in the city's red-light district, where refugees seeking asylum in Scotland are subject to the most ruthless members of the crime world.

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2005.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780316095655
Characteristics: 420 p. ; 25 cm.


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Oct 30, 2012

I thought this was a different book, but it's the same one as "Fleshmarket Close," except with slightly different name

Oct 18, 2012

I didn't think it was nearly as good as previous books by Rankin. The plot felt scattered, like a bunch of short stories put together in a hurry


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