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Knots And Crosses
Knots And Crosses | Ian Rankin
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.
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TheEllieMo
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This one fits prompts on a couple of the challenges in doing. I‘ve never read a Rankin novel before, so this is an #NewToYouAuthor #AuldLangReads @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

OriginalCyn620 I‘m going to read this one for #booked2020! 2d
TheEllieMo @OriginalCyn620 yes, that‘s the challenge I‘ve chalked it up for too 😀 2d
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Suelizbeth
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It did not really take me that long to read this book. I just read some other books in between. If you like flawed characters, this book is full of them. I think I like John Rebus, but not very much. This is a police procedural and done very well. I enjoyed it immensely for a book from the 1980s. I had never heard of Ian Rankin, but I will have to read more of his Inspector Rebus books. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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JeansBookshelf
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Panpan

I've heard a lot about this author but I'm pretty disappointed. Really did not like this book. Only finished it because it was short.

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Andrew65
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I‘m currently in Scotland, and this is the view from the motor home window (the orkneys in the background). #LetsTravelAugust
These are books from some of my favourite series set in Scotland. Love books set in Scotland.

CaroPi Beautiful view 5mo
Oryx Lovely! I'm heading to the outer Hebrides in a week- really looking forward to it. 5mo
OriginalCyn620 Beautiful view! 😊🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 5mo
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CrowCAH Beautiful; enjoy the vacation! 5mo
Eggbeater Wow! That's gorgeous! 5mo
Cathythoughts Oh beautiful.. ♥️ 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful ❤️ 5mo
Andrew65 @Oryx Hope you enjoy it, nothing beats the Scottish Highlands and Islands, 5mo
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Bookwomble
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Frankie was having a good sniff at this second-hand copy of the first Rebus novel. I don't know if he just likes the book smell or if a previous owner left some feline-friendly aroma on it. Anyway, something rustling in the bushes behind me distracted his attention! 🌳🕊🌳
#catsoflitsy
Off to a good start - Rankin's description of an Edinburgh pub persuaded me that a little glass of Talisker whisky would be atmospheric 😋🥃

Leftcoastzen Cute 😻 7mo
Nute Do all you can to set the right mood for an evening of book reading.🙂 7mo
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Andrew65
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Love the Rebus Series by Ian Rankin, so wonderfully written.
The tagged book is the first book in the series.
#QuotsyMay19 #Foul

Libby1 I read this first book recently and loved it. 8mo
Andrew65 @Libby1 The good news is the series only gets better and better from the first one. 8mo
Mandoul I've read two of them and enjoying it so far 👍Its also fun to know the many alleys and back-streets that he talks about! 8mo
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Andrew65 @Mandoul Always helps a book when you know the area. 8mo
gradcat Omigod, I love me some Rebus...great post, Andrew! 👍 8mo
Bookwomble You piqued my interest with this post, so when I saw a book stall in the city market, I had a quick shufty and found a copy. Rankin's self-deprecating introduction in my edition is rather charming. Thanks for the steer 😊 7mo
Andrew65 @Bookwomble I just love Ian Rankin, always worth checking out an interview or two from him on YouTube. Such a dour Scottish way of talking. I love his introductions to the books. Enjoy, they are a great series and Rankin uses the English language so well, the language almost envelopes you and gives you a warm glow. 7mo
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Moray_Reads
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Today at the National Library of Scotland we announced that Ian Rankin has gifted his literary archive to our collections and to the nation. Everyone is very excited! https://www.nls.uk/news/press/2019/05/ian-rankin-archive

Smrloomis 🥳 I really like that the website also mentions how many feet of shelving this equals 😂 Also who is going to end up as the Ian Rankin archive curator??? I‘ve never read him but he‘s so big that even I know his name and I‘m not a big reader of crime fiction! 8mo
LeahBergen Cool! 👏🏻👏🏻 8mo
TrishB Great stuff 👍🏻 8mo
charl08 Wow! Love this picture. 8mo
andrew61 Great photo, thanks for posting, one of my favourite crime writers. 👍 8mo
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Susanita
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Nobody at #bookclub loved this, but I liked it well enough to read more-just maybe a little later in the series. I liked the setting of Edinburgh and Rebus has potential, but the pacing was odd. Interesting to note that the group started in August, and this is the first male author we‘ve read.

Also the bookmarks I ordered for the group from @That-Bookish-Hiker were a big hit!

That-Bookish-Hiker Yay! That‘s awesome the bookmarks were a hit. 11mo
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jhod
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Gorgeous Christmas Eve in the Lakes today where I finished the first ever Rebus book for #whodunituk. Written in 1987 it feels a bit dated and Rebus isn't necessarily the same character as in later books either! But still a great thriller. I'm now going to follow @Tove_Reads example and read them all - including the ones I've already read as I haven't kept a record!

squirrelbrain Gorgeous view! Whereabouts in the Lakes are you? 13mo
Andrew65 Gorgeous view and one of my favourite books too. 13mo
jhod @squirrelbrain Keswick. My parents moved here when they retired, am very lucky! 13mo
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squirrelbrain Very lucky, although everywhere in the Lakes is beautiful isn‘t it?! 13mo
MaGoose Gorgeous view. 13mo
jhod @squirrelbrain yes definitely! 13mo
Soubhiville Oh wow, pretty! 13mo
RachelO Looks beautiful there. Have fun 😊 13mo
kezzlou85 Wow beautiful view. 13mo
Susannah Gorgeous! 🏞❤️ 13mo
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jhod
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Next! This one for #whodunituk, the first ever Rebus novel, what a treat! In the introduction Rankin says Rebus was originally supposed to die at the end - very glad that changed!

#productivetrainjourney

Tove_Reads I‘m about to start number 20. 13mo
jhod @Tove_Reads have you read them all in order?! Amazing! 13mo
Tove_Reads Yup! 13mo
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TrishB
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Small book - with a slow start. I don‘t know why I‘ve never read this series it just seems to have passed me by! Will add to the series to read eventually list.
This is the next #whodunnituk - apologies it‘s a bit late @ShookBelf I‘m behind with stuff at the moment! Will be on its way soon.

ShookBelf No rush, @TrishB - I'm running late this month too! @Christine11 and @jhod - your books will be with you next week. Apologies for the delay xx 1y
Cinfhen Great bookmark 🧡🙌🏻 1y
JennyM Awesome bookmark. 1y
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eraderneely Agree! Great bookmark! 1y
zsuzsanna_reads I love the Rebus novels, they only get better! 1y
Andrew65 I loved this book, and the whole series. 1y
TrishB @zsuzsanna_reads good to hear! This definitely reads like a first novel! 1y
TrishB @Cinfhen @JennyM @eraderneely I‘d like to say it has an impact 😁 but people generally laugh and then interrupt you anyway!! 1y
TrishB @Andrew65 I will probably look out for an offer! 1y
BethM 💗bookmark ! 1y
Andrew65 @TrishB It was a series that passed me by for a lot of years but as soon as I read it I was hooked. Beautiful writing that feels comforting despite the murder material! 😂 Some great characters. 1y
StephanieGeiser I love that bookmark! 1y
Balibee146 Lol @TrishB glad you use it!! I liked this and read one more.... Need to try the rest x 1y
BarbaraBB I liked Rebus and read a few of them but somehow I didn‘t continue til the end of the series. 1y
TrishB @Balibee146 it always makes me giggle 😁 1y
TrishB @BarbaraBB I‘ll probably give some more a go! 1y
Balibee146 @TrishB 'off you fuck' is such a wonderful phrase 😂😂😂 1y
TrishB @Balibee146 it certainly is 😁 1y
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TrishB
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Whereas I think the exact opposite!!

Gaylagal2 Me too! 😁 1y
MyBookSwapClub Me too :) 1y
Sarah1960 Said no reader ever!!!! 1y
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Lel2403
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This book starts with the kidnapping and murder of young girls, as the police investigation begins, Rebus receives letters with a piece of string with a Knot tied in it or Crosses made of matches. However, he doesn‘t link these to the murders, at first.

Ian Rankin has created a superbly drawn, trouble character and catches the atmosphere of Edinburgh and the slightly misogynistic 80‘s brilliantly. A thoroughly absorbing read.

Libby1 I liked this one, too. 😊 1y
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Lel2403
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A little breakfast reading

bookcollecter I've read Rankin before. Not this one though. 1y
Lel2403 @bookcollecter it‘s the first of the Rebus novels.....I thought I‘d start at the beginning 📖 1y
bookcollecter I'm trying to remember the name of the one I read...it was several years ago. It was given to me to read by my Father-in-law for this is his favorite fiction author. 1y
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EadieB
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Ian Rankin posted his new author‘s picture for his next book on Twitter today. I think he looks pretty good here. That‘s because it‘s the German football coach who looks like a younger Rankin. If you haven‘t read his books, you need to start with this tagged book. He‘s a great Scottish author and you won‘t be disappointed!

#ianrankin #knotsandcrosses

tpixie Nice! 1y
TheKidUpstairs I think that's the coach of the German football team... 1y
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EadieB @thekidupstairs That‘s funny! I thought the picture was too good to be true! 1y
Andrew65 I love Knots and Crosses! 1y
EadieB @Andrew65 That is one of his best! 1y
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jenniferw88
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Is this the first #whodunituk book with a spoiler sticker?! @LoveToReadLiveToRead I'm sending it on tomorrow!

Also sorry @Libby1 but the elastic broke on the notebook after I took this photo, but I couldn't mend it so it's a bit destroyed now - sorry again! ☹

Libby1 Don‘t worry about the notebook! Sorry the book wasn‘t for you. I hope you‘ll enjoy the next one better. 😊 1y
LoveToReadLiveToRead @jenniferw88 thanks for letting me know. @Christine11 I‘m posting your next book tomorrow too! X 1y
TrishB @ShookBelf yours is on the way too- posted today! 1y
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Christine11 @LoveToReadLiveToRead Thanks for letting me know! 😊 I‘m going to post the next book to you @TrishB today so it should be with you quite soon! 💛 1y
TrishB @Christine11 cool 👍🏻 thanks 1y
ShookBelf @TrishB Received your parcel today with the next book - muchas gracias for the extras. The chocolate certainly won't last long in our house. 1y
TrishB @ShookBelf glad it arrived 👍🏻 1y
TrishB @Christine11 arrived today thank you 👍🏻 and for the extras 😁 1y
Christine11 @TrishB No problem! Glad it arrived safe! 😊 1y
Christine11 @LoveToReadLiveToRead I got the parcel yesterday! Thank you! 😊 1y
Christine11 @ShookBelf I got your parcel today - thank you so much for the pens and magnetic book markers - they are so cute!! 💛💛 1y
LoveToReadLiveToRead @Christine11 thanks for letting me know. Thought I‘d get some chocolate in this envelope before this hot weather starts up again! I don‘t know about you but it‘s a bit warm for my liking here in Sheffield! 1y
Christine11 @LoveToReadLiveToRead Totally agree! 💛 It‘s way too hot for me here too, it‘s been raining on and off but it‘s so humid! I hate it 😫 The chocolate is delicious though so thank you! 😊 1y
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jenniferw88
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Thanks @Caroline2 for the next round of #whodunituk! Looking forward to reading the tagged book.

maryreading I love Ian Rankin. 2y
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Caroline2
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Finally finished the June #whodunituk and what a cracker! Gritty, dark and grimy! There‘s a rawness to the characters and writing that is refreshing, the best Detective book I‘ve read for a long while! I‘m gutted I‘ve run out of time to read ‘In the name of the rose‘ but I‘ll be posting them out to you tomorrow @jenniferw88

Libby1 I‘m so glad you enjoyed this, @Caroline2 😊. 2y
Caroline2 @Libby1 I really enjoyed it! I‘ll defo be checking out the other books in the series and I‘ve ordered my own copy of the rose to read! 😉 2y
TrishB Good reminder to get mine in the post this week!! 2y
Caroline2 @TrishB June has flown by hasn‘t it!!! 2y
minkyb Love Rebus et al... 2y
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Caroline2
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Yep...bout sums it up! (From Audible FB page) 😆 #whodunituk

TrishB And always feeling clever when you get it right 😁 2y
Caroline2 @TrishB oh yeah I feel mega smug and pat myself on the back when I get it right but really I suspect everyone throughout the book so not sure it really counts!? 😆 2y
LoveToReadLiveToRead @caroline2 Haha, I do that! X 2y
ClairesReads Hahaha I love this, so true! 2y
tracey38 This is so true! 2y
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Libby1
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“Rebus was no painter. His eyes beheld beauty not in reality but in the printed word. Standing in the waiting-room, he realised that in his life he had accepted secondary experience - the experience of reading someone else‘s thoughts - over real life.”

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Libby1
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‘I never had a brother.‘

‘Neither did I, not in the proper sense. I had an adversary.‘

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Libby1
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The “grass percolating water”?

Um, OK.

Cathythoughts 🤷🏻‍♀️strange one alright 2y
CrowCAH The dew on the grass?! 2y
CouronneDhiver 🤦🏽‍♀️ 2y
Libby1 @Cathythoughts , @CrowCAH , @CouronneDhiver - the author explains in the intro that as this was his first book there is sometimes some silly phrasing! Yes, I certainly gathered he was talking about dew, but it‘s such a goofy description! 2y
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samharnold
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As a crime fan I don‘t know why it has taken me so long to read this series. I am however, pleased that I have now embarked on my journey with Rebus.

Rebus is the perfect leading main. He is intriguing, engaging and flawed everything you want in a leading man. The story is fast paced and keeps you guessing right to the end. The book also introduces a number of supporting cast who I hope we meet in future novels.

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samharnold
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Love this quote. I tend not to read books unless they grab me immediately

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Andrew65
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A selection of my favourite crime series, but were so many other series I wanted to included as well. Can‘t beat a good crime series and a great detective! #BelovedCrimeSeries #MarchMadness
What‘s not to love about these authors!

somebooksaround 🙌🙌🙌 love these picks!! 2y
Andrew65 @josteele If anyone hasn‘t read these series they‘d be in seventh heaven! Constantly on the search for new detectives. 2y
somebooksaround Finding new detective stories is always the best! I‘m not familiar with the series you tagged, but it sounds amazing! Tbr for sure! 😃🙌 2y
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Andrew65 @josteele The Rebus Series is set in Edinburgh and is excellent, I love Ian Rankin‘s writing Style. 2y
somebooksaround Anything set in Scotland I am 100% down! Haha - can‘t wait to read! 2y
Andrew65 @josteele Me too! Love books set in Scotland. Knots and Crosses is quite a short book but a good introduction to the back story of John Rebus. 2y
SilversReviews Nice collage....I like Peter Robinson. 2y
Andrew65 @SilversReviews Inspector Banks is a great character, and they are wonderfully written books. Thanks 😊 (edited) 2y
SilversReviews @Andrew65 I have only read one book by this author and enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing. 2y
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Richryan52
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Detective Sergeant John Rebus is a complex character. Working in Edinburgh, he finds his life turned upside down when he‘s assigned to a task force to catch a serial killer preying in young girls. At the same time, he‘s receiving anonymous letters. There‘s a lot going on in this book including a couple of really interesting subplots. This is the first in the series and it won‘t be the last that I read. Thanks for the recommendation Andrew65!

Andrew65 Great to see you enjoyed it, I think they only get better. 2y
Richryan52 @andrew65. Do you have to read them in order like the Daniel Silva books? 2y
Andrew65 @Richryan52 I have read them in order and think they are possibly better this way due to his links to one character but still think they would stand up well if read out of order. 2y
Richryan52 @andrew65. Thanks. Silva must be read in order because of spolers 2y
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Andrew65
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One of my favourite Detective series which is set in my favourite city, Rebus and Edinburgh respectively, currently has #21 books in the series. It all started off with Knots and Crosses, and the 21st book is Rather Be The Devil. Knots and Crosses is a great introduction to the series! Definitely a 5 star series, I hope Ian Rankin still writes more. #NovemberByTheNumbers #Twenty-One

Richryan52 @andrew65 just checked this out on your recommendation 2y
Andrew65 @Richryan52 It is a great series and love the feel of the writing and in my opinion the series only gets better. Ian Rankin is a real master of his art and great to listen to about writing and the central character. Enjoy, I will look forward to your thoughts. 2y
Richryan52 @Andrew65 Five pages in and I‘m enjoying it already 2y
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Andrew65 @Richryan52 That's good 😊👏 2y
Richryan52 @andrew65 some day you‘ll have to try one of my books 2y
Andrew65 @Richryan52 I definitely intend to. Any suggestions on one to start with? (edited) 2y
minkyb Totally agree! 2y
Richryan52 @andrew65. The Vatican Cameos was first but there is some adult content. The Stone of Destiny is my other 2y
Andrew65 @minkyb 😊Always good to see others enjoy what you do. 2y
Andrew65 @Richryan52 I will check up on both of them, thanks. 2y
Richryan52 @andrew65 I hope you enjoy them 2y
Andrew65 @Richryan52 Will let you know. 2y
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Mamalala13
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My #bookhaul from Edinburgh:
Ian Rankin - Knots and Crosses
Alex Honnold - Alone on the Wall
Jon Krakauer - Eiger Dreams
H.G. Wells - The Time Machine
Markus Zusak - The Book Thief
Vladimir Nabokov - Lolita
Margaret Atwood - The Handmaid's Tale

Call me luggage-master. I travelled to Edinburgh with one backpack for a week (38L) and was able to buy 7 books :D (& the Potter Pilgrimage Map tote bag)

cajunsyd I just got back from Edinburgh! I returned with three books!!! 2y
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Mamalala13
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Reading Rankin in front of Edinburgh Castle. Life couldn't be better. Thanks @scripturient for recommending Starbucks' view on the castle :)

TrishB Cool pic 👍 2y
scripturient Glad that you like it. 😊 Let me know if you need more recommendations. 😊 2y
Sarah83 Looks really gorgeous. Hope you're having a great time. 2y
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Mamalala13 @TrishB thanks! @Sarah83 yes, I have! So many things to see and discover. I'm so lucky that I'm able to do this trip with one of my courses from Uni and a very passionate professor. @scripturient thanks for the offer, but I think that I won't have enough time to even try your recommendations under my last post. I definitely have to come back, soon! Then I'll ask again :) 2y
scripturient @Mamalala13 So what has MrH been showing you? 2y
Mamalala13 @scripturient basically everything literary :D the old town (churches, famous closes and courts, grassmarket, greyfriars), Edinburgh Castle, university of Edinburgh, the National Museum of scotland (exhibition about the Jacobites and three selected tings in the museum), walk down the Royal Mile to the parliament, with canongate churchyard, writers museum, Scott's monument, Princes st gardens... 2y
Mamalala13 @scripturient then, water of Leith, structure of the New Town, a Georgian House (the musuem at Charlotte Square), and today we'll go to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery (exhibition about the beginnings of photography) after that a walk through the eastern part of new town and up to Calton Hill. My brain hurts but I'm really enjoying my time! 2y
Libby1 I‘ve been in that exact spot! It looks like you enjoyed your visit to Edinburgh. It‘s a wonderful city. 2y
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Caffeinated_Reader
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Ok so I chose 7 books to read for the month I started a week ago and I'm beginning book 3/7 now. #busted was a cool high school recount from a stoner student. It was 244pages and ended with a cliffhanger and I had lots of questions but as far as I know there isn't a part 2. This is book 3 and it's a creepy detective novel, my favorite kind. I have two by this author and look forward to getting the rest of the set. 228pages should be easy!

Caffeinated_Reader Definitely not as creepy or "horror-suspense" as I was expecting. It's an okay read for 228 pages. 2y
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rabbitprincess
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Compared with the other Rebus books, this first installment is a so-so for me, mainly because of the eyeroll-inducing sex scene. In a new-to-me series, gratuitous sex scenes are grounds for a bail. Fortunately, I know that later Rebuses contain fewer such scenes and leave the characters their privacy 😉 Start with a later installment, then come back to this one.

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Rebus knows the struggles of a teetering TBR pile.

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BarbaraBB
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Mehso-so

My first Rebus. I was not disappointed. I was warned (even by Ian Rankin himself in the introduction) that the first one is not the best, that the character of detective John Rebus is being introduced here, as well as the context of his life.

I didn't mind. His past as a SAS agent comes alive in this first book, which deals with a serial killer in Edinburgh, abducting and killing teenage girls without a sexual motive

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Velvetsun
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Finally getting around to starting this series. I'm excited. 😁😎

Texreader I haven't read this author but my husband loves his books. 3y
Velvetsun @Texreader I've had a couple of his books on my kindle for ages...my never-ending tbr. Lol 3y
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stillunfinished
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From The Book of Joy to this: Quite a leap.

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scripturient
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This was my first Rankin ever and even though crime is not my usual genre, I really liked this book and will definitely continue with the series.

RachelO Hmm. I think I've got that unread somewhere. I've enjoyed a few radio versions of his books, but haven't read any. 3y
bookaholic1 I love Ian Rankin and his main character Rebus 3y
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scripturient
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I've mowed the lawn, repaired the dishwasher, cleaned the basement, started the laundry - I think, I deserve a break now. 😁

Lindy Yes, for sure. 😀 3y
Sarah83 Of course you do 3y
minkyb Agree! 3y
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scripturient
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While we were away, spring has taken over in our garden. 🌸🌼🌻🐝🐞🦋

Megabooks Gorgeous!! 3y
MaleficentBookDragon So pretty. 3y
Breanne1 I've had started Henning Mankell's series some time ago, please let me know if this is a good series to dig in to. (edited) 3y
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Jas16 Lovely! 3y
Cinfhen Love fresh flowers 🌺 pure happiness 3y
minkyb ❤💜💙Rebus 3y
bookaholic1 ❤ Ian Rankin books 3y
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scripturient
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My teeny tiny Edinburgh book haul. I've never read Rankin so I thought I should start with the first book in his Rebus series. 😍

julesG Rankin is great. 3y
howjessreads I love that series!! 3y
hlgreenfield I love Rankin! One of the best crime writers right now. Gotta say I didn't fall in love with the Rebus novels until 4-5 books in. I liked them, but after a few books started really loving them. 3y
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JanuarieTimewalker13 That tote is fabulous and I hope one day I get to Waterstones! (edited) 3y
minkyb You are in for a treat. Rebus and company are great characters in a great setting. I hope you fall in love. 3y
Heideschrampf As much as i like rankin himself, i find rebus rather ordinary... better read atkinson, but i don't have to tell you, do I... 3y
scripturient @Heideschrampf Yes, Atkinson's Brodie is awesome. Will see about Rebus. I just felt it to be a total 'Bildungslücke' on my part. :) 3y
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Tracey_19
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Have started this on audio today. An author I have long been wanting to read!

Andrew65 I love this book - a great introduction to Rebus and a good serial killer story too. I also love the series and Ian Rankin's writing style, it's like being wrapped in a cosy favourite blanket and love getting lost in his lyrical prose. After that I hope you enjoy it Tracey. (edited) 3y
Tracey_19 Yes! I'm enjoying it already. I can see it will be a new favourite series. 3y
Andrew65 @Tracey_19 That's great to hear! 😊 3y
Melissa_J I read this one several years ago and really liked it, but I still have yet to read any more books in the series! My husband loves everything Rankin writes so at least when I do feel like reading more the books will be at hand. 3y
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StellaDz
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Rankin has been upgraded to having his own shelves! It's about time too, since he's a favourite author of mine! I buy everything he publishes! #shelfie

LauraBrook This is gorgeous! #goals 3y
StellaDz @LauraBrook thank you! This is one of seven bookshelves in my house! I'm working on filling these. It's one wall in my bedroom! 3y
Desha Love!! 😍😍😍📚📚📚 3y
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StellaDz @Desha thank you!! I love my shelves! 📚📚 3y
Desha Yes! I want one room someday that is just my books...shelves on every wall lol! My library! 📚❤️📚 Right now most of them are in storage 😥 but someday! 😍😍 3y
StellaDz @Desha oh that's a good goal!! This is just one wall of my bedroom, but I like the idea of a personal library room! 3y
Desha It looks like you've got some great shelves going...love it! 😍📚😍 3y
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Why has it taken me so long to read some Rankin? Not sure is the answer, but loved it so will be seeking out the rest in the series. I'm interested to see how John Rebus develops because he wasn't how I thought he would be in this initial offering.

StellaDz An amazing series!!! 3y
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kellock
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Love this description. I may pinch it to describe my own waistband!

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kellock
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I will be seeing this man for the third time in a couple of weeks (not counting the time I saw him in the pub) so thought it was about time I read one of his books. He's wonderful to listen to.

LeahBergen 💗💗 3y
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#TBT and I'm thinking of August 2013 which was the second time my colleague and I took a group of students to the Edinburgh Book Festival. One night we ended up in this pub, where Ian Rankin's detective character Rebus is a regular. Definitely an experience. :)

StellaDz Ian Rankin is definitely a favourite author of mine. Would love to visit Scotland and visit all of Rebus' 'spots'. Very cool! 3y
Kitta I saw him in the Meadows once! 3y
scripturient @StellaDz Oh yes, do that! There is actually a Rebus Tour in Edinburgh. 😃 3y
TaylorMay Love love love Edinburgh! Had the privilege of getting to go to the book festival a few years back. Amazing time 3y
minkyb I adore John Rebus and Ian Rankin! 3y
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StellaDz
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Peach is in the eye of the beholder! This is as close as I could get to #peachcovers for today's #augustphotochallenge #augustofpages. But what goes better with books than tea?? PEACH TEA!! 😉

@TheSpinecrackersBookClub

ScrappyMags Perfect! 3y
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StellaDz
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My #alltimefavouritebooks or fave authors 😉Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series I absolutely love and have read 3 times. Heartsick, is a twisted serial killer thriller series, I've read 6 times. Of course, Ian Rankin. Have the goal to read the Rebus series again but this time in order. Locke Lamora, I was drawn in by the cover and it was gold; and Myst, a childhood favourite. #augustofpages #photobookchallenge

@TheSpinecrackersBookClub

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