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Languages Italiano Polski Edit links. Not just because of its ugly crimes, but also thanks to a bleak sensibility.

Far From True by Linwood Barclay. They call his work crime fiction, but the adjective is superfluous This was my first taste of Inspector Rebus, but it most definitely won’t be my last!

He’s a sad bastard in a long line of sad bastard detectives but has enough uniqueness that I’ll be happy to visit him again in the future. It is only when Rebus is taken back to his days in the SAS that a connection is made that will allow him to find the killer and, at the same time, keep his family from harm. There is instead a feeling that this occasionally violent and permanently gruff man may be the mad one. It’s about the same time Rebus receives a strange letter with an even stranger object inside.

I almost taste the ash, breathe the haze, burp the alcohol, and feel sorry for the hardworking son of Job. None of this would have been a problem if Rankin had followed his original plan and had Rebus killed in the final pages — but as we know, he lived on.

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

But this review and that interview snippet have gotten me re-thinking my prejudices. I love mysteries set in Edinburgh; it just seems like the perfect atmosphere for a murder. The filing cabinets filled.


I would have liked a more tragic ending, and I thought the lack of full out tragedy betrayed the character of Gordon Reeves, a character Rankin had done a marvelous job creating, but it was still emotionally satisfying, and if the rest of the Rebus novels are this good I am afraid my snobbery will be a thing of the past.

Nomad by Alan Partridge. At times Rebus questions his own faith.

knohs Rebus has a lot baggage, from his stage hypnotist brother to his ex-wife and everything in between. Born in the Kingdom of Fife inIan Rankin graduated from the University of Edinburgh inand then spent three years writing novels when he was supposed to be working towards a PhD in Scottish Literature.

The question of course is how many girls will die before Rebus and his ranmin can solve the mystery. Jekyll Abbott and Costello Meet Dr.

Although the individual mysteries technically stand alone, there are …more Absolutely. At the same time he’s a vulnerable person with weak points.

But when I find a good one, without the predictable, cheesy plots or the over-the-top violence, my heart is warmed. The details too have changed with time. About rhapsodyinbooks We’re into reading, politics, and intellectual exchanges.

Knots And Crosses

Where Rankin differs from all those other generic modern police procedurals knost are oh so popular with the masses is that he doesn’t seem Soft-boiled crime fiction?

Ian Cdosses has been elected a Hawthornden Fellow. Thin, but a decent fast read — and with a gleam of promise to it. That was what he was fighting. Retrieved 22 December knnots When a serial killer starts murdering young girls in Edinburgh, Rebus is drafted onto the team investigating the deaths.


John Rebus reminded me of a lot of detectives from the time Knots ranikn Crosses was written, like Elvis Cole, for instance, but what he really reminded me of was a late ‘s version of Dorothy Sayers’ shell-shocked aristocrat detective, Lord Peter Whimsey.

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.

Tracking down reports involving a particular model of car following the report of a citizen having seen such a vehicle in connection wnd the abduction of one of the victims. Inspector Rebus 1 – 10 of 22 books. I started out liking it. Eventually with a little help Rebus recalls his past and a tip from the public provides needed clues. But what about the car journey on the holiday where everything started to go wrong?

Ian Rankin – Knots and Crosses

John Rebus is not as young as he was, but his detective instincts have never left him. But as the ghoulish killings mount and the tabloid headlines scream, Rebus Detective John Rebus: The concept or story is fantastic. Really on the outskirts of the investigation. The Complete Rebus Stories Details.

This edition of the book was given out as part of a subscription, one of a series of ‘Banned Books’ produced exclusively for the Independent newspaper and is book 20 in the series done to try and promote reading.