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That’s why Rebus, the thinking man, isn’t above having a go at the God of Job. So when DI Siobhan Clarke asks for his help on a case, Rebus doesn’t need long to consider his options. There’s a backstory that’s worked in to the investigation in a clever way but it wasn’t interesting or new in itself and the denouement was weak. DI John Rebus’s unconventional methods have got him in trouble before – now he’s taken away from the inquiry and sent to investigate the killing of an off-duty oilman.

But what about the car journey on the holiday where everything started to go wrong? I didn’t love it rankn I liked it enough to want to read more books featuring John Rebus.

There were no signs of them being raped, they were simply just strangled to death. Taking Pascal’s Wager might be crosxes safe bet. Create An Account Why Join? To ask other readers questions about Knots and Crossesplease sign up.

InIan won America’s celebrated Edgar Award. Rebus is assigned to the case, iam with most of the rest of the metropolitan force. It’s about the same time Rebus receives a strange letter with an even stranger object inside. Born in the Kingdom of Fife inIan Rankin graduated from the University of Edinburgh inand then spent three years writing novels when he was supposed to be working towards a PhD in Scottish Literature.


I didn’t expect that, so I was searching for other alternatives from the off, making the truth harder to see and far more effective. The gay weirdo as villain again!

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Nomad by Alan Partridge. His brother is also a drug dealer dankin ends up in prison. View all 10 comments. And Rebus happens to have a daughter, Samantha, “eleven going on twenty-one”.

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Rebus Anniversary Box Set Details. Our Authors See all Authors. And, oh yeah, another symptom is that The first problem with this book is the unlikable main character. That was what he was fighting. Jan 07, Barbara rated it liked it. It was an Old Testament land that he found himself in, a land of barbarity and retribution. Will definitely be reading more of Mr. The Early Years, page vii – viii; printing, Orion Books.

No me ha defraudado en absoluto esta primera entrega. And, most of all, there’s Rebus’ past, the years in the army and SAS that he won’t — or can’t — talk about. Cases involving children are the worst.

It is also as cruel and sharp as the east wind. For the folk band Knots and Ia, see Carol Noonan.

Are the people she calls Mum and Dad actually her abductors? But when I find a good one, without the predictable, cheesy plots or the over-the-top violence, my heart is warmed. I’ve now reconciled myself to being what I call an “Orthodox Heretic,” or perhaps a hopeful agnostic. Everything is connected but the real question is how the killer is connected to Rebus, and why he keeps getting notes delivered by hand to his house taunting him.


For me, it was a marriage of twenty years, two children. This was my first taste of Inspector Rebus, but it most definitely won’t be my last! As young girls are kidnapped and murdered, Rebus is receiving cryptic letters. View all 3 comments. I have a thing for those damaged, brooding, middle aged, anf detectives, whose world view is so beaten and jaded by what they’ve seen and done that they are doomed to a slow path of self-destruction.

Edinburgh has been shocked by the abduction and subsequent strangling of two young amd. Rebus is a fascinating character and one crsoses the feeling in reading this novel published in that the author probably was planning ran,in series based on this character. Now he’s an Edinburgh cop who hides from his memories, misses promotions and ignores a series of crank letters.

In fact I enjoy it a lot, but this was hard for me. She’s working alongside Rebus on this case and becoming more involved in his personal life as the relationship builds. It is far from a Disney World. The investigation remains without success, and eventually two more girls disappear.

None of which gets explored well enough.