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Black and Blue: Inspector Rebus, Book 8 | [Ian Rankin]

Black and Blue: Inspector Rebus, Book 8

A murdered oil rig worker. A copycat serial killer dubbed, “Johnny Bible.” And a reopened investigation that doesn’t bode well for Detective John Rebus or his mentor, Inspector Lawson Geddes. Rebus’s Scotland, along with his malt-soaked psyche, is riddled with trouble. Now he’s got to tie up the loose ends if he wants to save his job - or live to see another dark Edinburgh day.
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A murdered oil rig worker. A copycat serial killer dubbed, “Johnny Bible.” And a reopened investigation that doesn’t bode well for Detective John Rebus or his mentor, Inspector Lawson Geddes. Rebus’s Scotland, along with his malt-soaked psyche, is riddled with trouble. Now he’s got to tie up the loose ends if he wants to save his job - or live to see another dark Edinburgh day.

©1997 Ian Rankin (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Beverly Griffen 04-11-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Interesting story based on true life"

    Again Rebus delights & gets his man - I also really enjoyed the delving into Rebus' personal life and thoughts this time

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    Sandy ROCK SPRINGS, WY, United States 07-14-14
    Sandy ROCK SPRINGS, WY, United States 07-14-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Inspector Rebus solves another case"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I enjoyed this Inspector Rebus more than the previous ones I have listened to. The plot was intriguing and the characters interesting.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, I wanted to know how everything tied together and what the resolution of the cases was.


    Have you listened to any of Michael Page’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I enjoy Michael Page. He's second only to George Guidall.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The opening scene was gripping.


    Any additional comments?

    Rankin has developed as a writer since his first few books.

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    Magidde 03-30-14
    Magidde 03-30-14
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    "Ending disappoints"

    Good ride in some ways. Rebus on the wagon for once was interesting and so was the Aberdeen focus. But the ride ended up taking me nowhere. Two criminals with a strange link are at the heart of the book and in the end there's no satisfaction to be had in the hunt for either.

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