Knots And Crosses

by Iaian Rankin | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0752877186 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingAceofHeartswing of Mississauga, Ontario Canada on 5/17/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Book Description

Detective John Rebus: His city is being terrorized by a baffling series of murders...and he's tied to a maniac by an invisible knot of blood. Once John Rebus served in Britain's elite SAS. Now he's an Edinburgh cop who hides from his memories, misses promotions and ignores a series of crank letters. But as the ghoulish killings mount and the tabloid headlines scream, Rebus cannot stop the feverish shrieks from within his own mind. Because he isn't just one cop trying to catch a killer, he's the man who's got all the pieces to the puzzle...

Journal Entry 2 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, November 29, 2006
This is a ghoulish type of mystery. A series of girls have been abducted in Edinburgh. It all revolves around John Rebus. Rebus is a no nonsense kind of guy. He drinks too much, smokes too much and seems to be on the outside looking in at the police department. His brother is a drug pusher and he doesn't even know? He was a member of the elit SAS and now he suffers from hallucinations. What do all these abductions have to do with him and his series of crank letters?

Journal Entry 3 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, January 02, 2007
I'm reading now.

Journal Entry 4 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Friday, January 05, 2007
This being the very first book of the series, I felt that the story was more character building than it was a solid mystery. We were introduced to Rebus, the police detective with a horrible SAS past, and a semi-alcoholic. His ex-wifte and kid were introduced as well, however I felt that Sammy (his daughter) was portrayed as much older than she said she was. If they hadn't listed her age, I would have said she was 13 or 14, not 11. I hope Gill is around for the series, I liked her. But I don't remember her being in The Hanging Garden, which is book 7 or so of the series. And I wasn't too sure how I felt about the reporter. Half way between slimeball and decent human being.
As for the mystery, it wasn't too thrilling. One moment you don't know who it is, the next you do, without much buildup. But that wasn't the point of the book so it didn't make for a boring story.

It took me most of the book to figure out that naughts and crosses is the English name for tic tac toe :p

Journal Entry 5 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Saturday, January 06, 2007
This book is back with me

Journal Entry 6 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Thursday, March 29, 2007
mailed yesterday from Virgina to Sarradee who took it out of the Mystery VBB

Journal Entry 7 by sarradee from Arlington, Texas USA on Sunday, April 01, 2007
Thanks Ace, I wanted to start the series at the beginning. :)

Journal Entry 8 by sarradee at Triumph Cafe OBCZ -3808 Spicewood Springs Rd in Austin, Texas USA on Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Released 9 yrs ago (10/13/2009 UTC) at Triumph Cafe OBCZ -3808 Spicewood Springs Rd in Austin, Texas USA

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Bringing to the Austin meetup tonight. Will leave on the shelf if not chosen.

Journal Entry 9 by blutraveler from Austin, Texas USA on Wednesday, October 21, 2009
as noted by the other readers, this is the inception of the Inspector Rebus novels. It lays out a number of the characters that have reappeared over the years. I have read it before and now will see if Rebus' character intrigues me once again from the beginning. Gill was too normal for Rebus sorry folks... to spoil the show but love to meet her character some day. will release upon the re-read on my to NYC. enjoy it and have a good scotch...

Journal Entry 10 by blutraveler at La Madeleine The Village Westlake in Austin, Texas USA on Friday, September 03, 2010

Released 8 yrs ago (9/3/2010 UTC) at La Madeleine The Village Westlake in Austin, Texas USA

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