A Question of Blood

A Question of Blood

Book - 2003
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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.

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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 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. Military investigators are on the scene, and won't be shaken off. The man had friends and enemies to spare - ranging from civic leaders to the local Goths - leaving behind a legacy of secrets and lies.
But Rebus faces his own trials too. A petty criminal who has been stalking his friend and colleague, Siobhan Clarke, has been found burnt to death in his own home. And Rebus is fresh out of hospital, hands heavily bandaged.

Publisher: London : Orion, 2003
ISBN: 9781407247564
9780752851112
075285111X
9780752851105
0752851101
Characteristics: 360 p. ; 25 cm

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AuntJane Oct 30, 2012

This is the second Inspector Rebus novel I've read - and while he is no quaint Miss Marple, his personality and shortcomings do grow on you. An engaging mystery that keeps you guessing.

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rahmmie
Aug 29, 2012

This book was excellent. One of the best by Rankin that I've read so far in the Rebus series. The plot was well developed, interesting, and with a great pace. Detective Rebus almost seems to jump out from the pages thanks to Rankin's ability to make him so alive

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