A Question of Blood (Inspector Rebus #14)
Acreditem quer não é assim que começa este thriller misterioso que se desenrola na cidade de Edimburgo. Preparem-se porque "Uma Questão de Sangue" é surpreendente até à última página.
"Sangue espalhado pelo chão e pelas paredes. Sangue por todo o lado. Sangue com histórias por contar."
O Caso Port-Edgar tem inicio numa Terça-feira e termina após nove longos dias. Uma escola é o palco de um massacre. Um psicopata faz três vitimas e, em seguida, suicida-se. Um total de três...more
Given his contempt for authority, his tendency to pursue investigative avenues of his own choosing, and his habitually ornery manner, it's a wonder that John Rebus hasn't been booted unceremoniously from his job as an Edinburgh cop. He certainly tempts that fate again in A Question of Blood, which finds him and his younger partner, Detective Sergeant Siobhan Clarke, trying to close the case of a withdrawn ex-soldier named Lee Herdman, who apparently shot three teenage boys at a Scottish priva...more
The case seems open and shut, but Rebus will not let the matter rest until he knows what prompted the killer to act. As is usually the case, Rebus...more
I did enjoy t...more
I'm not going to read any more of this series!
Este libro me costó un poco de trabajo comenzar a leerlo. Lo tomaba y dejaba después de unos dos o tres párraf...more
A subplot involves John's burned hands on the same night a man who was harassing his co-detective and friend, Siobhan Clarke, burned to death. He attempts to solve both cases knowing that his career hangs in the balance.
John Rebus is in trouble, Martin Fairstone, a petty criminal, is dead, his house was burnt, and the last person to be seen with him was Rebus. Rebus already had a scuffle with him as Fairstone was assaulting his colleague, D...more
As is g...more
In this particular instance, Rebus is at a distinct disadvantage in his quest, because his hands have been...more
I really liked this story for several reaso...more
Another excellent Rebus novel, let down a little bit by the end - the solution to one of the mysteries depends on someone simply by coincidence having been in the right place at the right time and then doing something rather unexpected conveniently for the plot, another mystery depends on the memory of one of the viewpoint characters and is revealed to us only at the very end though presumably the character in question has been aware of it all through the...more
Rankin's work is dark. His character, John Rebus, is not what you'd call loveable; he's well-drawn, but not necessarily someone you want to have over for the holidays. His partner Siobhan Clark, well, she works with him even when she doesn't have to do so, which says something about her, I suppose. And of course there is a full compliment of scum-bags included [...more
"A horrific shooting incident at a private school just north of Edinburgh: two seventeen-year-olds killed by an ex-Army loner who has gone off the rails. A man who finally turns the gun on himself. As Detective Insepctor John Rebus puts it, 'there's no mystery'...except the why. But this question takes Rebus into the heart of a shattered community. Ex-Army himself, Rebus becomes fascinated by the killer, and finds he is not al...more
A shooting incident at a private school just north of Edinburgh. Two seventeen year olds killed by an ex Army loner who has gone off the rails. As Detective Inspector John Rebus puts it, 'there's no mystery'... except the why. But this question takes Rebus into the heart of a shattered community. Ex Army himself, Rebus becomes fascinated by the killer, and finds he is not alone. Army investigators are on the scene, and won't be shaken off. The killer had friends and enemies to spare ranging from...more
Scotland wants new gun control laws. The police believe the crime to be a post-traumatic stress-related shooting. Rebus, has a military past and he doesn't agree. He believes the killer was after the victims as he identifies links between them. Two military investigators in plain clothes arrive and convince Rebus he’s on the right track.
However, he is inv...more
This is overshadowed by a shooting in a school in which two students are killed and an ex-SAS man kills himself. A third student who is the son of MSP (Member of Scotland Parliament) is injured. Rebus is roped in by the officer investigating the shooting to get some information from ex-SAS members...more
Inspector John Rebus is, as always, a complex and genre-defining character. With burned hands and a dependence on malt liquor, his senses here have been dulled. That doesn't stop him from carrying this compelling novel, but not to heights as lofty as Rankin has reached previously. A few critics report that this entry in the series is not completely up to par. Others, however, call A Question of Blood one of the author's most dazzling displays yet. "Rankin does write violent guy-books, of course,...more
Born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960, Ian Rankin graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1982 and then spent three years writing novels when he was supposed to be working towards a PhD in Scottish Literature. His first Rebus novel was published in 1987; the Rebus books are now translated into 22 languages and are bestsellers on several continents.
Ian Rankin has been elected a...more