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“His is a superbly drawn character; matched by the edgy authenticity of the Scottish locale and dialogue.” ―Marcel Berlins, The Times
“Suspenseful riddling, with exemplary eye to the plod of police through civic jungle.” ―Sunday Times
Ian Rankin is the worldwide #1 bestselling writer of the Inspector Rebus books, including Hide and Seek, Let It Bleed, Black and Blue, Set in Darkness, Resurrection Men, A Question of Blood, The Falls and Exit Music. He is also the author of The Complaints and Doors Open. He has won an Edgar Award, a Gold Dagger for fiction, a Diamond Dagger for career excellence, and the Chandler-Fulbright Award. He has been elected a Hawthornden Fellow, and received the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his contributions to literature. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1982. He lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, with his wife and their two sons.
Saw a UK documentary on Edinburgh and Ian Rankin. Never fancied "Rebus" before. But the documentary, especially Rankin's discussion of the ideas from RL Stevenson in his... Read morePublished 11 months ago by William E. Smith
This is the first Rebus book which I had never read. It sets the background for the character- a must read for fans of Rankin's Rebus series.Published 15 months ago by Linda Sauro
Knots & Crosses is the first book in the Rebus series, and it is a reworking of the classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Cecile Sune
I enjoyed the book, although it was somewhat typical and predictable that the main character's daughter was abducted and the target of the whole facade. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Leo
The first book by Ian Rankin and the first to feature Inspector John Rebus. I must admit to being more interested in good characters than clever story lines but this has both. Read morePublished on March 24 2003 by Daniel Hodges
What can one write about Rankin? The creator of Inspector Rebus? This is one in his long series of Rebus novels and of course it is intriguing and great. Read morePublished on May 21 2002 by Isabella K. Badenoch
I hated this book. At least fifteen people must have recommended Rankin to me, but I found the prose sludgy and the plot generally uninteresting, and, as in other of his books,... Read morePublished on April 7 2002