Tooth and Nail (Inspector John Rebus Series #3)

Tooth and Nail (Inspector John Rebus Series #3)

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by Ian Rankin
     
 

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Scottish homicide detective John Rebus has been sent to help London police catch a serial killer with a gruesome M.O. Teamed with a London cop, Rebus lets a psychologist into the case and develops a bizarre portrait of a vicious killer. Now it's only question of who is going to get busted first: the cop with the accent who breaks all the rules--or the psycho painting…  See more details below

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Scottish homicide detective John Rebus has been sent to help London police catch a serial killer with a gruesome M.O. Teamed with a London cop, Rebus lets a psychologist into the case and develops a bizarre portrait of a vicious killer. Now it's only question of who is going to get busted first: the cop with the accent who breaks all the rules--or the psycho painting London with blood.

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From the Publisher

“A novelist of great scope, depth, and power.” —Jonathan Kellerman

“In Rankin, you cannot go wrong.” —The Boston Globe

“Ian Rankin is up there among the best crime novelists at work today.” —Michael Connelly

“A superior series.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Reading [Ian Rankin] is like watching somebody juggle a dozen bottles of single malt without spilling a drop.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312958787
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
05/15/1996
Series:
Inspector John Rebus Series, #3
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
293
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Ian Rankin is the worldwide #1 bestselling writer of the Inspector Rebus mysteries, including Knots and Crosses, Hide and Seek, Let It Bleed, Black and Blue, Set in Darkness, Resurrection Men, A Question of Blood, The Falls and Exit Music. He has won an Edgar Award, a Gold Dagger for fiction, a Diamond Dagger for career excellence, and the Chandler-Fulbright Award. He has been elected a Hawthornden Fellow, and received the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his contributions to literature. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1982. He lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, with his wife and their two sons.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Edinburgh, London and France
Date of Birth:
April 28, 1960
Place of Birth:
Cardenden, Scotland
Education:
Edinburgh University
Website:
http://www.ianrankin.net

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Tooth and Nail (Inspector John Rebus Series #3) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Rankin's dark and brooding signature noir. This book gets off to a somewhat slow start but it creeps up on you. It is like you are alone reading on the floor of a dark empty room with a single light, a room in which the walls are slowly closing in on you a fraction of an inch at a time. You feel relaxed and a little uninvolved in the beginning until you hit a point when you suddenly come to the realisation that the walls are closing in on you and there is no way out! The mood is dark and brooding and the pace is perfectly controlled - slowly mounting tension and suspense that grips you in an ever tightening vice. The ending is superbly dramatic (if a bit melodramatic). The only thing is I don't believe in serial killers so much. I believe killings are generally personal or, if serial, sexually motivated. It's only a tiny pet peeve of mine, but I think Rankin gets the psychology a little wrong there. Rebus is well developed and the supporting character of Inspector Flight is well defined. Character development is not as strong as in the Inspector Morse series and the writing is toned down and slightly less literary than that of Colin Dexter's. Loved Rebus in London.
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Attica56 More than 1 year ago
Tooth and Nail: Fairly old book by Ian Rankin but with the main character, Rebus, you never know how, what and when he will think of other alternatives to bust the case open. If you love Scotish mystery novels, Ian Rankin's creations are a must. Ian last book, Exit Music features his main character, Rubus again, in his last case on the force. It is also a must read for Ian's fans.
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