Knots And Crosses

Paperback | August 7, 2008

byIan Rankin

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The very first Rebus novel from the No.1 bestselling author.

'And in Edinburgh of all places. I mean, you never think of that sort of thing happening in Edinburgh, do you...?'

'That sort of thing' is the brutal abduction and murder of two young girls. And now a third is missing, presumably gone to the same sad end. Detective Sergeant John Rebus, smoking and drinking too much, his own young daughter spirited away south by his disenchanted wife, is one of many policemen hunting the killer.

And then the messages begin to arrive: knotted string and matchstick crosses - taunting Rebus with pieces of a puzzle only he can solve.

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The very first Rebus novel from the No.1 bestselling author.'And in Edinburgh of all places. I mean, you never think of that sort of thing happening in Edinburgh, do you...?''That sort of thing' is the brutal abduction and murder of two young girls. And now a third is missing, presumably gone to the same sad end. Detective Sergeant Joh...

Born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960, Ian Rankin graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1982, and then spent three years writing novels when he was supposed to be working towards a PhD in Scottish Literature. His first Rebus novel was published in 1987, and the Rebus books are now translated into thirty-six languages and are best...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:August 7, 2008Publisher:ORION PUBLISHING GROUPLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0752883534

ISBN - 13:9780752883533

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Knots &Crosses A must read. Great story looking forward to my next Inspector Rebus novel. Great story line excellent writer
Date published: 2015-08-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Promising Start for the Rebus Series Knots & Crosses is the first book in the Rebus series, and it is a reworking of the classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. John Rebus, a complex and troubled man, is a detective sergeant who is investigating the kidnapping and murder of two eleven-year-old girls in Edinburgh. He is haunted by his past in the army, and his investigation suffers because of this. Jim Stephens, a journalist for the local paper, has uncovered a drug story that might involve Rebus, and he is determined to find out the truth. Both men have unconventional means to reach their ends. This enhances the suspense and makes the story more interesting. But there is also a third main character in this book: Edinburgh, a city with so many different layers. Knots & Crosses is a promising start for the Rebus series. I'd like to know more about the detective and about Edinburgh. Please go to my blog, Cecile Sune - Bookobsessed, if you would like to read more reviews or discover fun facts about books and authors.
Date published: 2014-04-10