Knots and Crosses : Inspector Rebus [Abridged]

  • by Ian Rankin
  • Narrated by Bill Paterson
  • Series: Inspector Rebus [Abridged]
  • 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This is the first Inspector Rebus novel. "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 daughter spirited away by his estranged wife, is one of many policemen hunting the killer. Then, the messages begin: knotted string and matchstick crosses taunt Rebus with a puzzle only he can solve.


What the Critics Say

"Suspenseful riddling, with exemplary eye to the plod of police through civic jungle." (Sunday Times)


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Customer Reviews

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I took this story on holiday with me and was so engrossed I didn't want to stop listening. This is expertly written and the narration by Bill Paterson is superb. As this is the first Rebus book you get to know the main characters and their backgrounds. If you like this book you're sure to love the others. I was sorry when it finished but also felt satisfied. It was the best book i'd listened to in ages. I have heard 2 others read by James McPherson which were equally as good but now I feel personally that I should have started at the beginning. Ian Rankin is certainly consistant and I think everyone should have at least one Rankin book in their collection.
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- Tracey

first book

this was my first buy on audible, brilliant book will now go on collecting rebus books. love the character moody yet somehow appealing a must buy!
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- Neil

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-01-2007
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited