We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Knots and Crosses Audiobook

Knots and Crosses: Inspector Rebus, Book 1

After the brutal abduction and murder of two young girls, now a third is missing, presumably gone to the same sad end. Detective Sergeant John Rebus, smoking and drinking too much, his own daughter spirited away by his estranged wife, is one of many policemen hunting the killer. Then, the messages begin: knotted string and matchstick crosses taunt Rebus with a puzzle only he can solve.
    • 1 audiobook per month
    • 180,000+ titles to choose from
    • $14.95 per month after free trial

Publisher's Summary

"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 daughter spirited away by his estranged wife, is one of many policemen hunting the killer. Then, the messages begin: knotted string and matchstick crosses taunt Rebus with a puzzle only he can solve.

©1987 Ian Rankin; © and (P)1999 Orion Publishing Group Ltd.

What the Critics Say

"Suspenseful riddling, with exemplary eye to the plod of police through civic jungle." (Sunday Times)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.8 (4 )
5 star
 (0)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.0 (2 )
5 star
 (0)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.5 (2 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (1)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Barbara Barrie, ON, Canada 02-24-12
    Barbara Barrie, ON, Canada 02-24-12
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    17
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "If you like British Murder Mysteries..."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This was a great listen. The reader was so good at putting different characteristics to the different people in the story that I often thought I was listening to a performance of many actors.

    I like the story. It was a gruesome topic but it was not gory. The plot was challenging and interesting. The author did a great job describing the location of the story and the characters that populated it.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
Sort by:
  • Tracey
    BRADFORD, WEST YORKS, United Kingdom
    8/15/07
    Overall
    "Fab!!"

    I took this story on holiday with me and was so engrossed I didn't want to stop listening. This is expertly written and the narration by Bill Paterson is superb. As this is the first Rebus book you get to know the main characters and their backgrounds. If you like this book you're sure to love the others. I was sorry when it finished but also felt satisfied. It was the best book i'd listened to in ages. I have heard 2 others read by James McPherson which were equally as good but now I feel personally that I should have started at the beginning. Ian Rankin is certainly consistant and I think everyone should have at least one Rankin book in their collection.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Neil
    chippenham, wiltshire, United Kingdom
    10/11/08
    Overall
    "first book"

    this was my first buy on audible, brilliant book will now go on collecting rebus books. love the character moody yet somehow appealing a must buy!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.