Fiction/Crime, first pub. 1987
Orion paperback, 222 p.
Inspector Rebus series - Book #1
(Book #31 for 2007, Summer Mystery Challenge - Book #2)
‘And in Edinburgh of all places. I mean, you never think of that sort of thing happening in Edinburgh, do you…?’Well, on the 20th Anniversary of the Rebus series, I’ve finally read the first one. As predicted, I quite enjoyed it and now I’ll have to continue with the other books in the series, all 15 or so of them! Just what I need- a
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.
This was a fun, easy read that, while not perfect, left me wanting to read more. Luckily I do already have the 2nd one so I’ll probably read it sometime soon.