The Black Book: An Inspector Rebus Novel (Inspector Rebus Novels)
Publish Date: 2009-08-04
Author: Ian Rankin
Five years ago, a mysterious fire burned Edinburgh's seed Central Hotel to ashes. Long-forgotten and unsolved, the case reappears when a charred body--with a bullet in its head--is found amongst the ruins. Inspector John Rebus knows that his superiors would rather he let sleeping dogs lie. He knows that part of the answer lies somewhere in a cryptic black notebook. And he knows that to solve the case, he'll have to peel back layer upon layer of unspeakable secrets to arrive at the truth. . .
The Sunday Telegraph raves, No one captures the noirish side of the city as well as Rankin, and The Black Book is one of his best.