Knots and Crosses

Rankin, Ian (Paperback - 2008 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Knots and Crosses

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While investigating a series of gory killings of young, innocent girls, Edinburgh police detective John Rebus, a former member of Britain's elite SAS, discovers his own ties to the killer and is brought up against his own memories, which hold the key to unraveling the case.
Authors: Rankin, Ian
Statement of Responsibility: Ian Rankin
Title: Knots and crosses
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Minotaur,, 2008, c1987
Edition: 1st St. Martin's Minotaur ed
Characteristics: 256 p. ; 21 cm.
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Report This Apr 05, 2013
  • druby rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This is the first Ian Rankin book I ever read. It was a very fast read. Interesting plot. Some of his "one-liners" were quite humorous. Made for a very enjoyable read. I liked the character John Rebus so much that I am currently reading second "Rebus" novel "Hide and Seek".

Report This Feb 18, 2013
  • 23305013033655 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A differunt kind of crime story. More mystery but very will written and a page turner without violent descriptions. If all TV and most movies were like this we would have a nicer world.

Report This Feb 25, 2012
  • JeremiahSutherland rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This was written in '87 and it was Rankin's first Rebus book. I've come to this book having read almost all of the other Rebus material. I would say this is Rankin's weakest effort. Although maybe I'm just jaded after wading through all the others. Frankly, stories featuring a perpetually depressed, alcoholic misanthrope can get kind of old.

Report This Oct 28, 2007
  • ski4ever rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Another great detecive story from Ian Rankin.


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