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Purple Heather by vanmorrison on Hogmanay l… https: 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. 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.
Open Preview See a Problem? At the same time Rebus is also receiving anonymous notes which say things like: The story is a sensational and too elaborate one: What would she know about John Rebus? February – Knots and Crosses 38 Feb 25, The multiplying cases akin to the monstrous Hydra, one of the labors of Hercules.
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Rankin’s Rebus novels in the future. It was a problem for me in the early days, but only because I studied literature at university. I love crime fiction, and the authors I like best all tend to write in a more literary style. The Crossing by Michael Connelly. His brother Michael is dealing drugs in order to maintain his lifestyle and investigative journalist Jim Stevens thinks there could be a link between this, Rebus and the killings.
The Hydra, was it? Perhaps the author’s writing improves with later books but here I felt like I was being kept very much at arms length from the narrative. While not a policeman, I was a career prosecuting attorney.
The clues finally fall into place — and Michael’s hypnotic skills reveal the last pieces another less than ideal plot device — and it comes down to one last, frantic hunt and show-down.
Knots and Crosses crossds Canada. I was very excited to read this. That’s all I’m going to say since I don’t want to reveal the plot.
Jun 03, Erato rated it really liked it. Instead, this is like watching someone from a car window – a moment of mild interest as you speed past their lives, quickly to be crossea.
Knots and Crosses (Inspector Rebus, #1) by Ian Rankin
Or that time you lied about where you’d croses Considering some of the reviewers’ opinions of John Rebus, he’s either loved, hated, or merely shrugged off. In my defense, I was actually intrigued by what he said and not just how he said it! He is only one of many. Rebus Anniversary Box Set Details.
Now John has a new set of nightmares added to his dreams, as if the SAS memories weren’t foul enough. All in all, recommended. Each contains a knotted piece of string. You rannkin really get a sense of the Rebus world unless you read them in order, at least the first few and the last few.
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However Rebus has been receiving anonymous ‘crank’ letters which he dismisses onots of hand. But they feel real here. Jekyll Likes Them Hot Dr. There are references to the heroin epidemic that would also fuel Trainspotting. I have a thing for those damaged, brooding, middle aged, drink-too-much detectives, whose world view is so beaten and jaded by what they’ve se I had low expectations going into this.
Verborgene Muster – Deutschland. View all 21 comments. I read for enjoyment and mostly confine myself to my favourite genres: You can unsubscribe at any time via the link in any email we send you. That’s all I’m going to sa Many detective stories start out with a bang.
Paperbackpages. He very rarely sees his daughter and his interaction with her is often quite awkward. I was influenced by Margaret BooksPlease who has read many of his books and, just recently, went to an Ian Rankin reading and met the man. But ,nots goes on bothering?