Standing in Another Man's Grave

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Standing in Another Man's Grave
1st edition
Author Ian Rankin
Country Scotland
Language English
Genre Detective fiction
Publisher Orion
Publication date
Media type Print
Pages 432
ISBN 1409109402
OCLC 60794519
Preceded by Exit Music
Followed by Saints of the Shadow Bible

Standing in Another Man's Grave is the eighteenth instalment in the bestselling Inspector Rebus series of crime novels, published in 2012. The title of the book is a mondegreen, Rankin having misheard the Scottish singer songwriter Jackie Leven singing "Standing in Another Man's Rain", which mistake he gives to Rebus. Excerpts from Leven's songs appear with each division of the book.[1]

Having been retired from the police for five years, Rebus continues to investigate as part of the cold cases unit. The mother of a missing girl enlists his help in finding out what happened to her daughter, leading Rebus to uncover the truth about a series of seemingly unconnected disappearances stretching back to the millennium.[2]


  1. ^ "Ian talks about STANDING IN ANOTHER MAN'S GRAVE". Ian Rankin. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Standing in Another Man's Grave". Ian Rankin. Retrieved 12 September 2013.