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

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Read Knots and Crosses (Inspector Rebus, #1) Online Free - Detective John Rebus: His city is being terrorized by a baffling series of murders...and he's tied to a maniac by an invisible knot of blood. Once John Rebus served in Britain's elite SAS. Now he's an Edinburgh cop who hides from his memories, misses promotions and ignores a series of crank letters. But as the ghoulish killings mount and the tabloid headlines scream, Rebus cannot stop the feverish shrieks from within his own mind. Because he isn't just one cop trying to catch a killer, he's the man who's got all the pieces to the puzzle...

Knots and Crosses introduces a gifted mystery novelist, a fascinating locale and the most compellingly complex detective hero at work today.

Title : Knots and Crosses (Inspector Rebus, #1)
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ISBN : 0312956738
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 228 pages


Dan rated it ★★★☆☆

December 29, 2014

Girls are being kidnapped and murdered around Edinburgh and John Rebus is on the case. But what, if anything, do the disappearances have to do with bizarre letters Rebus has been getting in the post? The mother-in-law of the owner of my favorite used bookstore has been on my ass for years to give...

Barbara rated it ★★★☆☆

January 14, 2018

Detective Sergeant John Rebus joined the Edinburgh police force 15 years ago, after leaving the special forces unit of the British Army (SAS). Rebus is a solid cop, respected (if not quite liked) by his superiors. As the story unfolds we learn that Rebus's brutal SAS training left him profoundly...

Brad rated it ★★★★☆

June 07, 2011

I had low expectations going into this. Being a big fan of Scottish lit, I've always kept Rankin at arms length, thinking that he'd be too pulpy and pop culturey to be worth reading. I'm comfortable enough to own my snobbery. Lately, though, I've felt Rankin's pull, especially since Henning Manke...

Tea rated it ★★★★★

June 15, 2013

Legendarni škotski autor krimića čije su knjige doživele sjajne ekranizacije a njegov Rebus proslavio ga je širom sveta... Samo ga kod nas publika ignoriše iako smo teškom mukom obezbedili prava za njegove knjige i objavili čak 4 naslova iz serijala o rebusu...

Lawyer rated it ★★★★☆

December 20, 2015

Knots and Crosses: John Rebus and the Book of Job “Job, actually. I read it once a long time ago. It seems more frightening now though. The man who begins to doubt, who shouts out against his God, looking for a response, and who gets one. ‘God gave the world to the wicked,’ he says at one point,...

Andrew rated it ★★★★☆

November 25, 2014

I first sampled the Rebus series at book 12 (The Falls) and have subsequently read books 8 to 19 (Rankin’s latest) in random order. This hasn’t been a problem, there is a background thread that runs through the series – an army career, a failed marriage and a daughter – but it’s really just backg...

Lewis rated it ★★★★★

June 08, 2015

Many detective stories start out with a bang. Something dramatic happens. "Knots and Crosses," Rankin's first Rebus novel, and maybe his first novel altogether, is not that way. After 50+ pages, still not much had happened. Most detective novels alternate scenes of tension and scenes of relief. No...

Emily rated it ★★★★★

October 15, 2008

I will admit to wanting to read this book in part because I heard the author on NPR about a year ago and he is Scottish and I have a big weakness for Scottish accents. But! In my defense, I was actually intrigued by what he said (and not just how he said it!). Having finally read the book, I have...

Erato rated it ★★★★☆

June 04, 2016

3/5 που γίνονται 4 μονο και μονο γιατι βλεπουμε κ μαθαίνουμε για τον γερό-Ρεμπους (πια) στα νιάτα του. * Καμία φορά εχει πλάκα να παίρνεις τη σειρα αντίστροφα :)

Simona rated it ★★★☆☆

November 30, 2017

3.5 I most surely did not expect to be so pleasantly surprised by this book. Ian Rankin shows, throughout the novel, an uncanny ability to lift the veil of one's everyday thoughts and perceptions to reveal a somewhat twisted reality lying underneath, like a lurking beast of prey, and he does it su...

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