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Black and Blue - Ian Rankin
Black and Blue
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The 8th Inspector Rebus novel from the No.1 bestselling, award-winning author
The 8th Inspector Rebus novel from the No.1 bestselling, award-winning author
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ISBN: 9780752883601 (0752883607)
Edition language: English
Series: Inspector Rebus (#8)
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Irresponsible Reader
Irresponsible Reader rated it
5.0 A Dark, Gripping Mystery, Rebus comes into his own
I wasn't sure if I should open with: He went into the toilets again, just to steady his breathing and look at himself in the mirror. He tried to relax his jaw muscles. In the past, he'd have been reaching for the quarter-bottle of whisky in his pocket. But tonight there was no quarter-bottle, no Du...
sandin954 rated it
3.0 Black and Blue (G. K. Hall Mystery)
This book takes Rebus all the way to Aberdeen to investigate the death of an off duty oil worker though that case soon takes a back seat to a couple of serial killer plots. Rebus is at his most obsessive and his dogged pursuit of justice was a bit wearing but overall a good solid read.
globulon rated it
Recommended by my wife, and I liked it, it was a definite page turner, but didn't feel it excelled really. I thought there was a neat idea with the two serial killers and one as a character, but I didn't feel there was much to the characters. Rebus seemed a bit stereotyped as the good cop with pro...
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Bettie's Books rated it
re-read via tv film: IMDB BLURB The first of the REBUS programs introduces the Scottish Detective Inspector John Rebus as he untangles the various strands of the interwoven web of criminal intrigues from Leith, Edinburgh to Aberdeen and Glasgow and points between. A serial killer of young women of t...
immediacy rated it
4.0 Black and Blue
I used to be quite the mystery reader, having cut my teeth on the Hardy Boys and Sherlock Holmes stories while still in grade school, then progressing through Agatha Christie, John D. MacDonald, and Dashiell Hammett in high school, to Rex Stout, James Ellroy, James Crumley, Robert Parker, Sue Grafto...
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