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Knots and Crosses

Rankin, Ian (Book - 2008 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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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.
Sold by: St. Martin's Minotaur
Notes: Originally published: London : Bodley Head, 1987
Summary: 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.
Subject Headings: Scotland Fiction Police Scotland Fiction Rebus, Inspector (Fictitious character) Fiction
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Topical Term: Police
Rebus, Inspector (Fictitious character)
ISBN: 0312536925
9780312536923
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY R
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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".

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.

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.

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

Another great detecive story from Ian Rankin.

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