Black and Blue: Inspector Rebus Series, Book 8

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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.

"Ian Rankin's Scottish police procedurals are so gritty you have to pick the shards out of your teeth when you finish one, and Black and Blue is as flinty as they come." -- 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)

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Bible John killed three women, and took three souvenirs. Johnny Bible killed to steal his namesake's glory. Oilman Allan Mitchelson died for his principles. And convict Lenny Spaven died just to prove a point. "Bible John" terrorized Glasgow in the sixties and seventies, murdering three women he met in a local ballroom—and he was never caught. Now a copycat is at work. Nicknamed "Bible Johnny" by the media, he is a new menace with violent ambitions.



The Bible Johnny case would be perfect for Inspector John Rebus, but after a run-in with a crooked senior officer, he's been shunted aside to one of Edinburgh's toughest suburbs, where he investigates the murder of an off-duty oilman. His investigation takes him north to the oil rigs of Aberdeen, where he meets the Bible Johnny media circus head-on. Suddenly caught in the glare of the television cameras and in the middle of more than one investigation, Rebus must proceed wiht caution: One mistake could mean an unpleasant and not particularly speedy death, or, worse still, losing his job.



Written with Ian Rankin's signature wit, style and intricacy, Black and Blue is a novel of uncommon and unforgettable intrigue.



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