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I found his philosophising detective much more interesting than Rebus. When the killer calls to say Samantha will die tonight. As much as I like Rebus as a detective I don’t believe his paunchy, sloppy-looking self iaan get beautiful DI Gill Templer to sleep with him right off the bat. The Early Years Details.

I only read one so far. But he has more unusual eccentricities as well: The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch. Apr 26, Michael Robotham rated it really liked it. Rankin makes great use of Edinburgh as a setting.

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The Early Years, page vii – viii; printing, Orion Books. In my opinion some male authors are especially prone to write this kind of male fantasy and I never find it credible. Stevens hopes that knogs cracking this ‘conspiracy’ he’ll become famous and successful.


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Archived from the original on 15 February Hyde into then-modern Edinburgh, with Rebus as the Jekyll figure the book implies for a while that Rebus himself is unwittingly the killer and he put Rebus in the same road, Arden Street, that he himself was living in. After sharing a quote from the novel, a friend onots the UK responded it seemed I was identifying with John Rebus.

John and Michael now have a complicated relationship, and John hasn’t visited his married brother and his family in five years. Thanks for telling us about the rankkn.

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Michael often appears on stage ranjin TV as a famous hypnotist, but he also seems to have a sideline of selling drugs. What was the name of that creature? In the s, the infamous Bible John terrorised Scotland when he murdered three women, taking three souvenirs.

The police are working around the clock to catch the killer before he strikes again. And, oh yeah, another symptom is that The first problem with this book is the unlikable main character. And, most of all, there’s Rebus’ past, the years in the army and SAS that he won’t — or can’t — talk about. I teetered on and off the road of faith for years. He was too late to save her.

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And now a third is missing, presumably gone to the same sad end. Different songs affect me in different ways at different times.


Rebus has a lot baggage, from his stage hypnotist brother to his ex-wife and everything in between. It was more disgusting than sad. As the killings continue, and the anonymous letters keep coming, it becomes clear that the murderer has a fixation on Rebus himself. I hope he’s turned the corner in the book two!

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Big mistake, but now I have many more in the Detective John Rebus series left to read. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. But such judgments strike me as harsh. There is a solid mystery set in Edinburgh here.

Detective Sergeant John Rebus is assigned to the case, a top priority in Edinburgh, where the locals like to think this sort of thing can’t happen. My test of a good book is that it can be read and enjoyed more than once. Not bad but the later books in the series are much better. For all its ambition Knots and Crosses is also a surprisingly thin book.

It also starts off overly slowly but starts zipping along once Rebus gets into the thick of the investigation. Eventually with a little help Rebus recalls his past and a tip from the public provides needed clues.

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