book cover of Rather Be the Devil
Added by 24 of our members

Rather Be the Devil

(2016)
(Book 21 in the Inspector Rebus series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
McIlvanney Prize Best Novel (nominee)

An Instant New York Times Bestseller

Rebus investigates a cold case that just turned red hot.

As he settles into an uneasy retirement, Rebus has given up his favorite vices. There's just one habit he can't shake: he can't let go of an unsolved case. It's the only pastime he has left and up until now, it's the only one that wasn't threatening to kill him. But when Rebus starts reexamining the facts behind the long-ago murder of a glamorous woman at a luxurious hotel - on the same night a famous rock star and his entourage where also staying there - the past comes roaring back to life with a vengeance.

And as soon as Rebus starts asking questions about the long forgotten crime, a fresh body materializes. His inquiries reunite him with his old pals-Siobhan Clarke and Malcolm Fox-as they attempt to uncover the financial chicanery behind the savage beating of an upstart gangster, a crime that suggests the notorious old school crime boss Big Ger Cafferty has taken to retirement as poorly as Rebus himself.

As he connects the mysteries of the past to the those of the present, Rebus learns - the hard way - that he's not the only one with an insatiable curiosity about what happened in that hotel room forty years ago, and that someone will stop at nothing to ensure that the crime remains ancient history.

A twisted tale of power, corruption, and bitter rivalries in the dark heart of Edinburgh, Rather Be the Devil showcases Rankin and Rebus at their unstoppable best.

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Ian Rankin's Rather Be the Devil

Hardback Editions

September 2017 : UK Hardback

Title: Rather Be The Devil
Author(s): Ian Rankin
ISBN: 1-4448-3394-4 / 978-1-4448-3394-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2017 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Rather Be the Devil (A Rebus Novel)
Author(s): Ian Rankin
ISBN: 0-316-43134-6 / 978-0-316-43134-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


January 2017 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Rather Be the Devil (A Rebus Novel)
Author(s): Ian Rankin
ISBN: 0-316-34257-2 / 978-0-316-34257-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 2016 : UK Hardback
thumb

Title: Rather Be the Devil: The superb Rebus No.1 bestseller (Inspector Rebus 21)
Author(s): Ian Rankin
ISBN: 1-4091-5940-X / 978-1-4091-5940-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

1900 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Rather Be the Devil
Author(s): Ian Rankin
ISBN: 1-4091-7143-4 / 978-1-4091-7143-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2018 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Rather Be the Devil (A Rebus Novel)
Author(s): Ian Rankin
ISBN: 0-316-34256-4 / 978-0-316-34256-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2017 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Rather Be the Devil: The superb Rebus No.1 bestseller (Inspector Rebus 21)
Author(s): Ian Rankin
ISBN: 1-4091-5942-6 / 978-1-4091-5942-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


March 2017 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Rather Be the Devil: The brand new Rebus No.1 bestseller (Inspector Rebus 21)
Author(s): Ian Rankin
ISBN: 1-4091-6897-2 / 978-1-4091-6897-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   


November 2016 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Rather Be the Devil: The brand new Rebus No.1 bestseller
Author(s): Ian Rankin
ISBN: 1-4091-5941-8 / 978-1-4091-5941-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

July 2017 : UK Audio CD
thumb

Title: Rather Be The Devil: Inspector Rebus, Book 21
Author(s): Ian Rankin
ISBN: 1-5100-7037-0 / 978-1-5100-7037-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


January 2017 : USA Audio CD
thumb

Title: Rather Be the Devil (A Rebus Novel)
Author(s): Ian Rankin
ISBN: 1-4789-1402-5 / 978-1-4789-1402-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2017 : USA Audio CD
thumb

Title: Rather Be the Devil: Library Edition (Rebus)
Author(s): Ian Rankin
ISBN: 1-4789-6860-5 / 978-1-4789-6860-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2017 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: Rather Be the Devil
Author(s): Ian Rankin
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon   


November 2016 : UK Audio CD
thumb

Title: Rather Be the Devil: The superb Rebus No.1 bestseller (Inspector Rebus 21)
Author(s): Ian Rankin
ISBN: 1-4091-6735-6 / 978-1-4091-6735-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: Rather Be the Devil: Inspector Rebus 21
Author(s): Ian Rankin
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
Availability: Amazon   


November 2016 : Australia Audio edition
thumb

Title: Rather Be the Devil: Inspector Rebus 21
Author(s): Ian Rankin
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
Availability: Amazon AU   


November 2016 : Canada Audio edition
thumb

Title: Rather Be the Devil: Inspector Rebus 21
Author(s): Ian Rankin
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
Availability: Amazon CA   


November 2016 : UK Audio edition
thumb

Title: Rather Be the Devil: Inspector Rebus 21
Author(s): Ian Rankin
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

January 2017 : USA Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Rather Be the Devil (A Rebus Novel)
Author(s): Ian Rankin
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Availability: Amazon   


November 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Rather Be the Devil: The superb Rebus No.1 bestseller (Inspector Rebus 21)
Author(s): Ian Rankin
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


November 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Rather Be the Devil: The superb Rebus No.1 bestseller (Inspector Rebus 21)
Author(s): Ian Rankin
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon CA