Knots and Crosses
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... show more
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.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: December 15th 1995
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Pages no: 228
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Inspector Rebus (#1)
Knots & Crosses is the first book in the Inspector John Rebus series and I wasn´t prepared just how much of a messed up character Rebus is. He is full blown drama walking on two legs. He has family problems, he is estranged from his brother, he isn´t good at his job, he is clearly haunted by somethi...
Finally trying out a popular UK police procedural. I do enjoy a good procedural. And I enjoyed this one for the most part. In some ways, John Rebus reminds me a little of my beloved Armand Gamache in that he's well-read, thoughtful, and somewhat tortured by things in his past. My problem is that ...
Yet there had to be clues. There had to be. Rebus drank his coffee and felt his head spin. He was feeling like a detective in a cheap thriller, and wished that he could turn to the last page and stop all his confusion, all the death and the madness and the spinning in his ears. After 21 novels and...
"Knots and Crosses" ended up on my TBR pile because I saw Ian Rankin being interviewed about the release of "Even Dogs In The Wild", the twentieth Rebus book. He sounded like an interesting guy, I'd enjoyed seeing John Hannah in the TV version of Rebus back in 2000, so I thought I'd go back to the s...
Ian Rankin not only tells a good story, he tells it well. Here is a quote from the first chapter of this book. "He drove quietly, hating to be back here in Fife, back where the old days had never been "good old days," where ghosts rustled in the shells of empty houses and the shutters went up every ...