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Before you read any Ian Rankin book - Read this one!,
This review is from: Knots And Crosses (Inspector Rebus) (Paperback)
I have read six of the Inspector Rebus novels so far, and I am absolutely hooked! Never has a character in a novel, or television series, ever captured my imagination such as this one. Knots & Crosses is the first Inspector Rebus novel published by Ian Rankin, and I would advise you to start here, mainly because it makes the story more interesting as you dont have any idea how things turn out in later novels for certain characters. Never has Edinburgh been portrayed so sinister like as in Rankins novels, and Ian Rankins descriptions of John Rebus's night time drives around the city make you feel like your there with him. The plots, although slow to start off with, in the sense that these are not 'action thrillers' are superbly written. A must for any crime reader.
If your overseas, and thinking about visiting Edinburgh, read Ian Rankin first!