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Croosses other issue is lack of details. Everything I wanted to say about Scotland I could say in a crime novel. Hide And Seek Details.

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Retrieved 22 December John also has a divorced wife and an eleven year old daughter. View all 4 comments. And maybe, it’s crosse time for him to start. As the debut of Cgosses Rankin’s Rebus this is a fine book filled with promise. His police work is getting to him. The author has also created a strong character; police detective John Rebus develops with the series. Once more I look into the mirror.

But as the ghoulish killings mount and the tabloid headlines scream, Rebus cannot stop the feverish shrieks from within his own mind. Rankin is one of the best mystery writers writing today, and this is one of his earlier books that provides more background on his series character, Inspector John Rebus.

For these and a few more reasons, the well my enthusiasm gradually but inexorably dried up as I was approaching the last page. The Crossing by Michael Connelly. 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.


During his investigation of Michael, he uncovered the surprise sibling relationship between John and Michael! This is my first foray into Rankin’s Rebus series and what better place to start than at the very beginning. It ties to a truly disturbed serial killer taking young girls. The plot of the book is interesting with some predictable parts.

Knots And Crosses

Where do you start? I worked closely with law enforcement of all ranks. Also in Rebus’s life is his brother Michael.

Being a cop is in his blood. And, oh yeah, another symptom is that The first problem with this book is the unlikable main character. My problem with this is the fact that Rebus doesn’t seem to be that great a cop. Michael Page is good.

Choose the most significant moments from your relationship – one for each hour in the day. And pushing rocks up hills. I have put off reading them for several years as I normally prefer American crime fiction, as being an ex-Scottish Police officer myself I am usually easily put off if the procedural aspect of novels varies too much from real life.

Give it to Mikey.

It is far from a Disney World. John Rebus reminded me of a lot of detectives from the time Knots and Crosses was written, like Elvis Cole, for instance, but what he really reminded me of was a late ‘s version of Dorothy Sayers’ shell-shocked aristocrat detective, Lord Peter Whimsey.


When a teenage boy, given up for adoption fifteen years before, reappears, long-buried secrets threaten to shatter the lives they’ve built and reveal the rich and varied tapestry of the Sorenson’s past.

I know a first book can be difficult. Meanwhile, Edinburgh’s dark heart is up for grabs. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Being his first n I will admit to wanting to read this book in part because I heard the author on NPR about a year ago and he is Scottish and I have a big weakness for Scottish accents.

Knots and Crosses

It was more disgusting than sad. The drink wis a great comfort tae me then, or so I thocht. Mouse Motor Mania Dr. It’s late autumn in Edinburgh and late anr in the career of Detective Inspector Rebus. Most of the Rebus novels that have followed have had considerably more heft.

Knots and Crosses (Inspector Rebus, #1) by Ian Rankin

I wanted to like it. It also is book one, first published inin the long-running Inspector Rebus series. I mean, you never think of that sort of thing happening in Edinburgh, do you…? It far exceeds the ordinary police procedural. Aug 26, Ellen rated it it was amazing Shelves: For the folk band Knots and Crosses, see Carol Noonan. A note saying the clues are everywhere.

This is someone who can write. Together Again Edge of Sanity Dr.