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When you are a John Rebus, you realize most people go through life as tourists, just as the tourists who visit Edinburgh. Then his former wife is attacked and his daughter abducted. Or that time you lied about where xrosses been?

No one can determine how the murders are connected. Jim Stevens, newspaper reporter, is certain he is on the trail of a huge police corruption story. It is dull, but necessary.

Knots and Crosses – Ian Rankin

Oh, and Rebus is an ex-SAS man with a morbid fear of flying, instilled when he was dropped from a helicopter during a training exercise. Order by newest oldest recommendations.

When a serial killer starts murdering young girls Detective Sergeant John Rebus joined the Edinburgh police force 15 years ago, after leaving the special forces unit of the British Army SAS. It is far from a Disney World. We need to use cookies to do this. The clues finally fall into place — and Michael’s hypnotic skills reveal the last pieces another less than ideal plot device — and it comes down to one last, frantic hunt and show-down.

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It plays games wi ye. I would recommend this book to any snd novel reader. I have yet to read a Rankin book but you make it sound like something I should consider. Enlisting the help of his old friend DI Siobhan Clarke, Rebus is determined to solve this cold case once and for all.

Knots and Crosses

It is the first of the Inspector Rebus novels. And the instant you knew for sure it was love? I like Rankin’s style, very moody and somewhat dark, although other reviews I’ve read says he lightens up quite a bit in later novels. I highly recommend it.

This haunting story takes Rebus to places he has never been before, sets him and his long-time foe on a collision course and takes us deeper into one of the most satisfying conflicts in modern fiction. But if this is, it must be a great concoction! Thirty years later, a copycat is at work, dubbed Johnny Bible. Let It Bleed Details. Sloppy characterization, etc etc.

Ian Rankin – Knots and Crosses

Inspector Rebus became a cop after a disgraceful exit from the SIS. Everything is connected but the real question is how the killer is connected to Rebus, and why he keeps getting notes delivered by hand to his house taunting him.


Jekyll y el Hombre Lobo Dr. Formerly, he was one of the elite Special Air Service a special forces regiment of the British Army — a sort of Delta Force — but left after some kind of nervous breakdown, the circumstances surrounding which he has repressed. Young pretender Darryl Christie may have staked his claim on the city’s underworld – but rankij criminal mastermind and Rebus’ long-time adversary, Big Ger Cafferty, really settled down to a quiet retirement?

When a teenage boy, given up for adoption fifteen years before, reappears, long-buried secrets threaten to shatter the lives they’ve built and reveal the rich and varied tapestry of the Sorenson’s past.

Orion The Adults Caroline Hulse. At times Rebus questions his own faith. And life passes ye by.

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I’m about to start re-reading again for the fifth or sixth time. Loading comments… Trouble loading? The complete review ‘s Review:.