Knots and Crosses introduces gifted mystery novelist Ian Rankin, a fascinating locale and the most compellingly complex detective hero at work today.
Author: Ian Rankin
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Inspector John Rebus: His city is being terrorized by a baffling series of murders...and he's tied to a maniac by an invisible knot of blood. Once John Rebus served in Britain's elite SAS. Now he's an Edinburgh cop who hides from his memories, misses promotions and ignores a series of crank letters. But as the ghoulish killings mount and the tabloid headlines scream, Inspector Rebus cannot stop the feverish shrieks from within his own mind. Because he isn't just one cop trying to catch a killer, he's the man who's got all the pieces to the puzzle.... Knots and Crosses introduces gifted mystery novelist Ian Rankin, a fascinating locale and the most compellingly complex detective hero at work today.
Hide and Seek Inspector Rebus returns in the second novel from 'Britain's No.1 crime writer' (DAILY MIRROR).
Author: Ian Rankin
Publisher: Hachette UK
'Ian Rankin is a genius' Lee Child Knots and Crosses The very first Rebus novel from the No.1 bestselling author. '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 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. Hide and Seek Inspector Rebus returns in the second novel from 'Britain's No.1 crime writer' (DAILY MIRROR). A junkie lies dead in an Edinburgh squat, spreadeagled, cross-like on the floor, between two burned-down candles, a five-pointed star daubed on the wall above. Just another dead addict - until John Rebus begins to chip away at the indifference, treachery, deceit and sleaze that lurks behind the facade of the Edinburgh familiar to tourists. Only Rebus seems to care about a death which looks more like a murder every day, about a seductive danger he can almost taste, appealing to the darkest corners of his mind... Tooth and Nail Rebus is back, this time on the tail of a serial killer known as the Wolfman... They call him the Wolfman - because he takes a bite out of his victims and because they found the first victim in the East End's lonely Wolf Street. Scotland Yard are anxious to find the killer and Inspector Rebus is drafted in to help. But his Scotland Yard opposite number, George Flight, isn't happy at yet more interference, and Rebus finds himself dealing with racial prejudice as well as the predations of a violent maniac. When Rebus is offered a serial killer profile of the Wolfman by an attractive female psychologist, it's too good an opportunity to miss. But in finding an ally, he may have given his enemies an easy means of attack.
Callum is a Nought -- a "colourless" member of the underclass who were once slaves to the Crosses. The two have been friends since early childhood, but that's as far as it can go. In their world, Noughts and Crosses simply don't mix.
Author: Malorie Blackman
Publisher: Random House
Category: Alternative histories (Fiction)
Callum is a nought - a second-class citizen in a world run by the ruling Crosses... Sephy is a Cross, daughter of one of the most powerful men in the country... In their world, noughts and Crosses simply don't mix. And as hostility turns to violence, can Callum and Sephy possibly find a way to be together? They are determined to try. And then the bomb explodes... A gripping, stimulating and totally absorbing novel set in a world where black and white are right and wrong. This special new edition includes An Eye for An Eye, a stunning novella that continues the tale told in Noughts & Crosses.
The woman he had no intentions of loving, but who he did love, hopelessly. the woman he had no intentions of dating, but had ended up committing himself to. the woman who had always been four years elder to him, but realised it only when ...
Author: Hitesha Deshpande
Publisher: Knots and No Crosses
Category: Man-woman relationships
The woman he had no intentions of loving, but who he did love, hopelessly. the woman he had no intentions of dating, but had ended up committing himself to. the woman who had always been four years elder to him, but realised it only when she was about to hit London for a PG course. the woman who had gotten into the car, without looking back once as he stood there on the empty streets outside the institute, nursing a broken heart. Akkie's relationships have followed a trial and error pattern. He finally meets the one woman who completes him. They both plan their 'dream wedding', only the wedding turns out to be anything but a dream! As Akkie tries to placate his agitated bride three days before their wedding, his past catches up with him, spelling disaster after disaster. the crunching blow comes, when the son of his first ever girlfriend calls him 'Papa' in the room filled to capacity with the bride's family. the wedding gets called off. But Akkie knows, there is no one else for him, but her
More than a quarter of a century later, Rankin and Rebus have a global following. The series has been both critically acclaimed and commercially popular. Detective John Rebus is anything but conventional.
Author: Rodney Marshall
In the mid-1980s, in Edinburgh, Ian Rankin was hatching a plot for a 'crime thriller' from his student digs. Knots & Crosses - like its frayed protagonist John Rebus - was rough around the edges but marked a promising debut. More than a quarter of a century later, Rankin and Rebus have a global following. The series has been both critically acclaimed and commercially popular. Detective John Rebus is anything but conventional. The same can be said of Ian Rankin's innovative texts which take crime fiction far beyond formulaic genre, producing radical, disruptive, borderline texts. In the first ever full-length study of all twenty-one Rebus novels, Rodney Marshall argues that Rankin's fiction continues to break new ground, blurring the boundaries between traditional detective novel and modern literature. November 2016 fifth edition: now includes an exclusive eighteen page interview with Ian Rankin and a chapter on Rather Be The Devil, Rankin's new Rebus novel.
Conversely , the granny knot can be cut in two places and the loose ends
reconnected to produce two trefoil knots . The prime ... The figure - of - eight knot
always crosses over itself at least four times , so it has crossing number 4. This
Author: Nicholas Mee
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Celestial Tapestry reveals many remarkable tales, including: the secret message in a masterpiece from the court of Henry VIII; the ancient Chinese book of divination that gave us binary numbers; the connection between astrology, religion and the Apocalypse; and the accounting system that resulted in the burning of the Houses of Parliament.
... mosaics on which one can find an endless repetition of such signs as the cross
- shaped flower , the Solomon ' s knot , and the swastika . ... the grid contain not
only repeated Solomon ' s knots , but also repeated crosses of various kinds24 ?
Category: Byzantine Empire
A selection of international bestselling author Ian Rankin’s critically acclaimed Inspector Rebus series is available together here for the first time in this thrilling nine book e-bundle: Black and Blue After years of silence in the ...
Author: Ian Rankin
Publisher: Minotaur Books
A selection of international bestselling author Ian Rankin’s critically acclaimed Inspector Rebus series is available together here for the first time in this thrilling nine book e-bundle: Black and Blue After years of silence in the unsolved “bible John” serial killer case, Inspector Rebus falls smack into the middle of modern copy-cat “Bible Johnny’s” killing spree. Dead Souls In Scottish high society, tragedy strikes in the form of suicide, kidnapping, and murder. Inspector Rebus must look for patterns in order to stop the crimes at fault before money and power cover them up for good. The Falls In his hometown of Edinburgh, Scotland, Inspector Rebus struggles to find a missing girl while dealing with his own demons, and the office politics that threaten his investigation at every turn. The Hanging Garden Inspector John Rebus’s personal and professional lives collide when organized crime tears through Scotland. As drugs, human trafficking and gang violence hit too close to home, Rebus swears revenge. Knots and Crosses When a killing spree takes hold in Edinburgh, Inspector Rebus must follow clues that only he can find while keeping the secrets they reveal from destroying him. Set in Darkness Excitement and security are high on the eve of Scotland’s first parliament meeting in three hundred years, but not high enough to stop a string of strange and tragic coincidences that lead to the death of a top politician. Inspector Rebus knows that money is involved, and that corruption is running deep. Strip Jack Parliament member Gregor Jack seems to have it all until his baser secrets are exposed and his wife suddenly disappears. Inspector Rebus knows there’s more to the story including a killer on the loose. Tooth and Nail Inspector Rebus is the man to call when trouble abounds and serial killers are to blame. London calls him in for help to find the disturbing murderer who leaves his victims covered in bite marks and tears. A Good Hanging This brilliant twelve story mash up will have Rebus fans on the edge of their seats. Filled with the darkest crimes Scotland has ever seen, Rebus is the only one who can shine the light of justice.
The only knots measured on narrow faces , except spike knots which cross the
corners of side - cut pieces , are those that ... A spike knot which crosses a corner
of a side - cut piece and contains the intersection of the adjacent faces , or which
Author: American Association of State Highway Officials
His first Rebus novel, Knots and Crosses, was published in 1987, and the Rebus
books are now translated into over thirty languages and are bestsellers
worldwide. Ian Rankin has been elected a Hawthornden Fellow, and is also a
Author: Ian Rankin
Publisher: Hachette UK
A brilliant thriller from the No.1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES 'No one in Britain writes better crime novels today' Evening Standard Interpol have tried and failed to find the terrorist, Witch. Now the combined forces of Scotland Yard and MI5 must try the impossible to prevent a major international incident. Dominic Elder carries her autograph wherever he goes. Witch is his passion, his obsession. And being retired is no bar to his willingness to restart the hunt. MI5 know that the man who wrote the Witch file is the key to catching their quarry. But the truth isn't easy to spot. And it is only when an MI5 novice and his French counterpart piece together the smallest of clues, that Witch suddenly looks vulnerable...
He alsointroduced me to Euan Cameron, an editorin Londonwho would
eventually publish Knots & Crosses. I acknowledged my debtto both in the
dedication page toThe Falls, and alluded to another 'series' writer,
AnthonyPowell, whenIstated ...
Author: Ian Rankin
Publisher: Hachette UK
The career of Scotland's greatest modern detective. '[Rebus is] the most compelling mind in modern crime fiction' Independent Contains: KNOTS AND CROSSES, HIDE AND SEEK, TOOTH AND NAIL, A GOOD HANGING, STRIP JACK, THE BLACK BOOK, MORTAL CAUSES, LET IT BLEED, BLACK AND BLUE, THE HANGING GARDEN, DEAD SOULS, SET IN DARKNESS, THE FALLS, RESURRECTION MEN, A QUESTION OF BLOOD, FLESHMARKET CLOSE, THE NAMING OF THE DEAD, EXIT MUSIC.
The poor lad had squares with knots and crosses all over his face. I said to my
wife, “What's the matter with that kid? He looks silly.” “Never mind,” she said. “You
go indoors.” After a whileIaskedher again. She told methat Bobby jammed the kid
Author: John Lydon
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"I have no time for lies and fantasy, and neither should you. Enjoy or die..." --John Lydon Punk has been romanticized and embalmed in various media. An English class revolt that became a worldwide fashion statement, punk's idols were the Sex Pistols, and its sneering hero was Johnny Rotten. Seventeen years later, John Lydon looks back at himself, the Sex Pistols, and the "no future" disaffection of the time. Much more than just a music book, Rotten is an oral history of punk: angry, witty, honest, poignant, crackling with energy. Malcolm McLaren, Sid Vicious, Chrissie Hynde, Billy Idol, London and England in the late 1970s, the Pistols' creation and collapse...all are here, in perhaps the best book ever written about music and youth culture, by one of its most notorious figures.
(Knots. &. Crosses—What. Did. You. Think?) With new friends entering your life,
old pals and their predictabilities begin to annoy you no end. You no longer find
their Santa Banta jokes funny; you ease off liking their FB updates, you no longer
Author: Sonja Chandrachud
Publisher: Penguin UK
Angie is NUTS about fashion and loves designing outlandish outfits. But life isn’t easy when your mother, Bollywood superstar Kajol Kulkarni, thinks you’re a complete fashion disaster. Things get tough when Angie wears her own crazy creation to the Movie Mania Awards, steals the limelight and lands up in the news for the wrong reasons! Mocked as the ‘Wannabe Fashionista’, Angie is shattered. Then life takes a glorious turn. School hottie Roberto befriends Angie and insists she must take part in Teen Runaway, a happening fashiondesigning competition. Angie is on top of the world! But will she survive a brawl with her besties, a terrible wardrobe malfunction, a skeleton in the family cupboard and a broken heart? Charming, dramatic and very fashionable, Full On Fashionista is a mustread for all trendy teens.
I saw Hide & Seek very much as a companion piece to Knots 8: Crosses.
Reviewers had failed to pick up on the earlier book's use of Robert Louis
Stevenson's Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde as a template. I was determined to try once
more to drag ...
Author: Ian Rankin
Publisher: Hachette UK
A brilliant box set of the first ten Rebus novels. Collection comprises of: Knots & Crosses; Hide & Seek; Tooth & Nail; Strip Jack; The Black Book; Mortal Causes; Let it Bleed; Black & Blue; The Hanging Garden; Dead Souls.
Burr Knots The occurrence of burr knots in crosses using columnar parents is a
concern due to its severity and it's serving as an infection point for insects such as
the dogwood borer (Synanthedon scitula Harris). Burr knots are often thought of ...
Author: François Laurens
Category: Technology & Engineering
All the way through Knots and Crosses, you're supposed to think Rebus, the
detective, is potentially the killer – he just doesn't know it. Hard to fool people with
that these days, when they know there are 17 Rebus novels. He's probably not
Author: Len Wanner
Publisher: Blasted Heath Ltd
Category: Literary Criticism
Len Wanner finds new routes into the mind of one of the giants of crime fiction in this 13,000-word interview with the creator of Inspector Rebus. Ian Rankin on his fictional characters: "Sometimes they do weird things I'm not expecting them to do - like die." On the first Rebus novel: "It's over-written. It's a bit up itself. It's obviously written by a literature student: 'The manumission of dreams' - no idea what that means." On teaching creative writing: "If somebody's got talent, you can spot it and help them move it along, but you can't make somebody talented." On Rebus: "He became much bigger than I ever intended him to be to the extent that he seems more real to people than I am." On 'tartan noir': "'Tartan Noir' is a term I'm confident I invented, but I gave it to James Ellroy." Also by Len Wanner and published by Blasted Heath THE CRIME INTERVIEWS: VOLUME ONE Engaging, informative and shot through with humour, Len Wanner's collection of in-depth interviews is a must-read for anyone interested in contemporary crime fiction. His interview subjects are nine of today's most successful Scottish crime writers: Ian Rankin, Stuart MacBride, Karen Campbell, Neil Forsyth, Chris Brookmyre, Paul Johnston, Alice Thompson, Allan Guthrie and Louise Welsh. Wanner's relaxed, conversational approach enables him to ask the most penetrating of questions time after time in his attempt to find the answers to the big questions at the heart of Scottish crime fiction. Brimming with pithy, witty and sometimes just plain weird revelations, these interviews provide a unique and unforgettable insight into how writers think, and into the professional secrets of some of the genre's greatest exponents. THE CRIME INVERVIEWS: VOLUME ONE also includes a foreword by Louise Welsh, an afterword by Aaron Kelly and a comprehensive recommended reading list. THE CRIME INTERVIEWS: VOLUME TWO With THE CRIME INTERVIEWS: VOLUME TWO, once again Wanner's encyclopaedic knowledge of Scottish crime fiction is put to expert use in his enthralling and revealing conversations with another inspired line-up of stars of tartan noir. His latest interview subjects include William McIlvanney, Tony Black, Doug Johnstone, Helen FitzGerald, Quintin Jardine, Gordon Ferris, Craig Russell, Douglas Lindsay, Ray Banks and Denise Mina. THE CRIME INTERVIEWS: VOLUME TWO also includes a foreword by Ian Rankin and an afterword by Lee Horsley.
Celtic Designs contains 20 images for you to color to help you relax and unwind.
Author: Quixotic Coloring
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Celtic Designs contains 20 images for you to color to help you relax and unwind. It features Celtic crosses, Celtic knots, the Tree of Life, and more! The images are of varying degrees of complexity so that the entire family can share in the fun and reap the calming benefits of coloring.
KNOTS & CROSSES: Two girls have been abducted and brutally murdered. Now a third is missing. Detective Sergeant John Rebus, his own young daughter spirited away south by his disenchanted wife, is one of the policemen hunting the killer.
Author: Ian Rankin
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
Category: Detective and mystery stories, English
From bestselling Ian Rankin, winner of the 1997 CWA Macallan Gold Dagger for fiction for Black & Blue, come the early Inspector Rebus novels, gathered in one volume for the first time. KNOTS & CROSSES: Two girls have been abducted and brutally murdered. Now a third is missing. Detective Sergeant John Rebus, his own young daughter spirited away south by his disenchanted wife, is one of the 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 ... HIDE & SEEK: A junkie lies dead in an Edinburgh squat. Just another addict, until Inspector Rebus begins to chip away at the indifference, treachery, deceit and sleaze that lurk behind the façade of the city familiar to tourists. And only Rebus seems to care about a death that looks more like murder every day, a death that appeals to the darkest corners of his mind. TOOTH & NAIL: Drafted down to the Big Smoke thanks to a supposed expertise in the modus operandi of serial killers, Inspector Rebus is on the trail of a man who, due to his penchant for taking a bite from each of his victims, is known as the Wolfman. When Rebus is offered a profile of the Wolfman by an attractive lady psychologist, it seems too good an opportunity to turn down. But in finding an ally, he may have given his enemies an easy means of attack ...
Knots and Crosses, the first Rebus novel, was published in 1987; the
seventeenth Rebus book, Standing in Another Man's Grave, will appear later this
year. Rankin has also published two books featuring an internal affairs
Author: John Connolly
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Literary Collections
The world’s most beloved mystery writers celebrate their favorite mystery novels in this gorgeously wrought collection, featuring essays by Michael Connelly, Kathy Reichs, Ian Rankin, and more. In the most ambitious anthology of its kind, the world’s leading mystery writers come together to champion the greatest mystery novels ever written. In a series of personal essays that reveal as much about the authors and their own work as they do about the books that they love, over a hundred authors from twenty countries have created a guide that will be indispensable for generations of readers and writers. From Agatha Christie to Lee Child, from Edgar Allan Poe to P. D. James, from Sherlock Holmes to Hannibal Lecter and Philip Marlowe to Lord Peter Wimsey, Books to Die For brings together the best of the mystery world for a feast of reading pleasure, a treasure trove for those new to the genre and for those who believe that there is nothing new left to discover. This is the one essential book for every reader who has ever finished a mystery novel and thought…I want more!
With a dramatic flourish, Mr. Huffman stepped aside to reveal a map of the canal,
where Egypt and Israel kissed across the Sinai. We could see the English,
French, and Israeli lines, and the knots and crosses that marked their skirmishes
Author: E.K. Johnston
Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ®
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Listen! For I sing of Owen Thorskard: valiant of heart, hopeless at algebra, last in a long line of legendary dragon slayers. Though he had few years and was not built for football, he stood between the town of Trondheim and creatures that threatened its survival. There have always been dragons. As far back as history is told, men and women have fought them, loyally defending their villages. Dragon slaying was a proud tradition. But dragons and humans have one thing in common: an insatiable appetite for fossil fuels. From the moment Henry Ford hired his first dragon slayer, no small town was safe. Dragon slayers flocked to cities, leaving more remote areas unprotected. Such was Trondheim's fate until Owen Thorskard arrived. At sixteen, with dragons advancing and his grades plummeting, Owen faced impossible odds—armed only with a sword, his legacy, and the classmate who agreed to be his bard. Listen! I am Siobhan McQuaid. I alone know the story of Owen, the story that changes everything. Listen!