The Black Book
Five years ago, a mysterious fire burned Edinburgh's seed Central Hotel to ashes. Long-forgotten and unsolved, the case reappears when a charred body--with a bullet in its head--is found amongst the ruins. Inspector John Rebus knows that his superiors would rather he let sleeping dogs lie. He... show more
Five years ago, a mysterious fire burned Edinburgh's seed Central Hotel to ashes. Long-forgotten and unsolved, the case reappears when a charred body--with a bullet in its head--is found amongst the ruins. Inspector John Rebus knows that his superiors would rather he let sleeping dogs lie. He knows that part of the answer lies somewhere in a cryptic black notebook. Ane he knows that to solve the case, he'll have to peel back layer upon layer of unspeakable secrets to arrive at the truth. . .
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: October 15th 2000
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, Murder Mystery
Series: Inspector Rebus (#5)
As interesting and well-written as the mystery in this novel was, as I think about the book, I have a hard time thinking about it -- the non-case material dominates the book, and seems more important for the series as a whole. Which is kind of a shame -- there's a lot to be mined in this case, and w...
bookshelves: britain-scotland, published-1993, mystery-thriller, winter-20102011, re-read, winter-20112012 Read from February 05, 2011 to February 08, 2012 5th book in the series; mp3 workaday When the body of a missing prostitute is found, Rebus is haunted by a case from twenty years before. Th...
5th book in the series; mp3 workadayre-read - IMDB BLURB: A past case returns to haunt Rebus when he is called to a local landmark where a prostitute has been buried alive. The inspector is convinced a member of the Scottish Parliament is responsible - but his efforts to secure a conviction are hamp...
I liked the book with many loose ends to start with and everything coming together at the end.
I've finally started to get into this series. Nice mix of characters, setting, and criminal activity.