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Black and Blue
Black and Blue | Ian Rankin
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Rebus is juggling four cases trying to nail one killer - who might just lead back to the infamous Bible John. And he's doing it under the scrutiny of an internal inquiry led by a man he has just accused of taking backhanders from Glasgow's Mr Big. As if this wasn't enough, there are TV cameras at his back investigating a miscarriage of justice, making Rebus a criminal in the eyes of a million or more viewers. Just one mistake is likely to mean an unpleasant and not particularly speedy death or, worse still, losing his job.
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Andrew65
Black and Blue | Ian Rankin
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Love the Rebus Series set in Edinburgh. Ian Rankin has such a great writing style, like being wrapped in a cosy blanket.

#Blue #BeginsWith

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 💙👏🏻 8mo
Eggs Sounds so good💙📚💙 8mo
Andrew65 @Eggs They are great books. 8mo
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Minervasbutler
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Several strands are expertly weaved together in this excellent Rebus- a seemingly motiveless killing of an oil worker, the (real life) sixties serial killer Bible John, and a modern imitator dubbed Johnny Bible by the press, and another long-dead case whose reopening by the press looks likely to cast doubts on the integrity of Rebus's old mentor and by extension on Rebus himself.

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Suelizbeth
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Wow! This book is one heckuva ride! Detective John Rebus just can‘t catch a break. Of course, he‘s his own worst enemy, and you name it, they‘re all after him: reporters, organized crime, police, 1 serial killer, who‘s actually after another serial killer, lingering doubt about an old case, etc. And is he really turning over a new leaf? Read it and find out. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cathythoughts Sounds great ... I‘ve read 3 so far . So good 👍🏻❤️ 2y
Suelizbeth @Cathythoughts it‘s time for me to get more. I‘ve read all the ones that I currently own. 😻 2y
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TrishB
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#abluedress #soaringscores
Don‘t seem to have any dresses on my kindle! Some blue stuff. Good read rate - I have 1-10 on my kindle of the Rebus series and have so far read one 🤷‍♀️

Cinfhen It has a 💯 Litsy Rating so you might be missing out on a good read!!!! 3y
CrowCAH Pretty blue! 💙 3y
TrishB @Cinfhen obviously I need to get a move on with this series! 3y
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bookaholic1
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I must say that I'm happy to be a fan of Ian Rankin. His books are ones that absorb me fully. Great reads that's for sure

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StellaDz
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Day 4 of 7 days of my favourite books! No explanation, no reviews, just covers! #favouritereads #scottish #rankinandrebus #mystery

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GatheringBooks
Black and Blue | Ian Rankin
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Here are our Jan-June 2018 book prizes for the #LitWorld2018GB or Literary Voyage Around the World Reading Challenge - open internationally. Winners will be announced every quarter of the year. Choose to be a literary hitchhiker or a literary globetrotter - and you can link up as many book reviews as you wish, even if they come from the same country (good documentation for you by end of year).

Sign up here: http://bit.ly/LitWorld2018GB

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Magslhalliday
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A #recommendsday for the only modern crime series I've read with the same compulsion as Campion, Allyn and Winsey: Rebus. I started mid-series with a charity shop find, then read all the other (about 16 at the time) in one year. Rebus is fantastic, a modern Holmes working in a police system where his ways are becoming outmoded. This is a decent one to start with, as the first is before Rankin realises he's a natural crime writer.

Magslhalliday This is the opposite to Christie: I've never seen a TV adaptation of Rebus I like. ;) 6y
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Ammar25
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So far the best Rebus novel of the 8 I have read.

In this novel, Rankin uses a story he heard from a friend and builds up a whole narrative which is amazing.

John Rebus is mobile , he takes us all around Scotland in this book. From Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, to the Shetlands and the oil rigs in the Atlantic.

There are four crimes in this 500 pages novel. Rankin's most ambitious so far - as I am reading the series one books at time.

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Ammar25
Black and Blue | Ian Rankin

One of the best Rebus novels I have read so far. Ian Rankin in this novel is writing at another level.

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Ammar25
Black and Blue | Ian Rankin

One of the best Rebus novels I have read so far. Ian Rankin in this novel is writing at another level.

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rabbitprincess
Black and Blue | Ian Rankin
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Another fine installment in the Rebus series. Liked seeing Gill Templer, and the trip to Aberdeen and the Shetland Islands made for some great reading. Also, interestingly, Rebus books always end up making me crave Indian food whenever Rebus has some. 😆

LeahBergen And now I'M craving it... 6y
rabbitprincess My other half makes an amazing butter chicken; he prepares the sauce from scratch 😋 6y
Ammar25 I'm reading it and so far it's the best of the first 8 books in the series. I'm reading them in order. 6y
rabbitprincess @Ammar25 That must be interesting to see how Rebus and Rankin develop as detective and writer over the course of the series! 6y
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rabbitprincess
Black and Blue | Ian Rankin
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Another fine installment in the Rebus series. Liked seeing Gill Templer, and the trip to Aberdeen and the Shetland Islands made for some great reading. Also, interestingly, Rebus books always end up making me crave Indian food whenever Rebus has some. 😆

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rabbitprincess
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Rebus makes an A+ Graham Greene reference.

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rabbitprincess
Black and Blue | Ian Rankin

Another Rebus book that references the John Martyn song "I'd Rather Be the Devil." Interestingly, Rather Be the Devil is the title of the next Rebus...

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rabbitprincess
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Yay Doctor Who references! And yes it is acceptable to call the title character "Doctor Who" as well as "The Doctor". That's what he was called in the credits of the original series.

LauraBrook Yay for Dr Who references!!! 💙 6y
rabbitprincess @LauraBrook And this one looks especially lovely in Rebus font, for some reason #fontnerd 6y
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rabbitprincess
Black and Blue | Ian Rankin

"a nan bread big enough to be plotting world domination"
YUMMM!

LauraBrook Sounds delicious! 6y
rabbitprincess @LauraBrook The rest of the meal sounded yummy too! Have to go out for Indian food again sometime. 6y
LauraBrook Me too, it's been ages. 6y
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rabbitprincess
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Yum!

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rabbitprincess
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My goodness! A John Hannah TV tie-in edition! Wasn't expecting this to be the edition my mum had. (I am visiting my parents for the weekend and raiding their bookshelves.)

Ms.Story Have you read any of Rankin's novels? Are they scary/gruesome?! I normally read more on the cosy side but have been tempted since I see his books everywhere I go! 6y
rabbitprincess @BrittanysBookshelf I've read several and really like them. Not scary/gruesome like some modern crime writers can be. Really good for bringing Edinburgh to life. Try his stand-alone, Doors Open. It's about an art heist. 6y
Ms.Story Thanks for the recommendation! I'll check it out for sure! 😃 6y
rabbitprincess @BrittanysBookshelf Great! I hope you like it :) 6y
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