The very first Rebus novel from the No.1 bestselling author.
'And in Edinburgh of all places. I mean, you never think of that sort of thing happening in Edinburgh, do you...?'
'That sort of thing' is the brutal abduction and murder of two young girls. And now a third is missing, presumably gone to the same sad end. 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.
And then the messages begin to arrive: knotted string and matchstick crosses - taunting Rebus with pieces of a puzzle only he can solve.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
In this 1987 novel, Ian Rankin debuted the popular Scottish inspector John Rebus, who's charged with investigating a grisly murder case. As Rebus tries to keep more young girls from disappearing off Edinburgh's streets, he must contend with his own faults—and increasingly, his past. The plot of Knots & Crosses unfolds with a series of mysterious letters addressed to Rebus, heightening the tension to a nearly unbearable level. Rankin’s hard-bitten crime writing has made Rebus into one of Scotland's most beloved—and stubborn—literary creations.
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A Great way to start
Good to go back to the beginning. Looking forward to working my way through all his books and seeing how his style alters or develops.