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I recommend this one if you like fairly gritty crime stories that focus on character. Order by newest oldest recommendations. It’s a once in a lifetime chance to learn the truth.

There is a serial killer on the loose, strangling young girls in Edinburgh and Rebus is assigned to the team basically doing routine enquirers which seem to be going nowhere. You can unsubscribe at any time via the link in any email we send you.

Either I read this before or the suspense builds with our g “Knots and Crosses” are scraps of string and broken matchsticks in anonymous crank messages to Edinburgh detective John Rebus during a serial kidnapping of girls around 12, his daughter’s age. The concept or story is fantastic. Well, I didn’t like it. There is a solid mystery set in Edinburgh here.

And so it’s pretty clear pretty soon where this is heading.

His brother Michael is dealing drugs in order to maintain his lifestyle and investigative journalist Jim Stevens thinks there could be a link between crosse, Rebus and the killings. Gill Templer is an on the ball, no nonsense type of woman. But he has more unusual eccentricities as well: This entry was posted in Book Review and tagged Book Review.

Should these be read in order? The Rebus books are well-worth reading and this is a good place to start. I heard that you used to go into bookshops and move your books out of the crime section into the literary section.

John crosxes his daughter and he still loves his brother, despite the thicket of unspoken feelings between them. And yes, maybe there is, as MeAlanPartridge pointed out, some cliche in the story.

Knots and Crosses

Orion The Beat Goes On: Hide And Seek Details. And the killer has murdered each child by strangulation. Ctosses years later, a copycat is at work, dubbed Johnny Bible. About rhapsodyinbooks We’re into reading, politics, and intellectual exchanges.

Knots And Crosses

I started out liking it. In spite of whatever opinion we may have of our own self. Things haven’t been good for John Rebus since his SAS days – he had joined to prove his worth to his unloving, indifferent father who did love his other son, Michael, much more than John. A change of location is always good. The ones in the middle, it probably doesn’t matter as much.

Knots and Crosses (Inspector Rebus, #1) by Ian Rankin

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The initial letters of the previous victims’ name spell out Samantha. There are the women Rebus gets involved with: As young girls are kidnapped and murdered, Rebus is receiving cryptic letters.

Views Read Edit View history. His past only gets released in small pieces until close to the end. And it’s good to know that the Rebus novels have extended to twenty-four volumes.

For a tough guy, he spends a lot of this book in tears. Knots and Crosses – UK.