Black and Blue: An Inspector Rebus Mystery (Black & Blue)

By: Ian Rankin

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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.

Title: Black and Blue: An Inspector Rebus Mystery (Black & Blue)

Author Name: Ian Rankin

Categories: Mystery MM,

Publisher: St. Martin's Dead Letter: February 1999

ISBN Number: 0312966776

ISBN Number 13: 9780312966775

Binding: Mass Market Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Acceptable

Seller ID: 437466

Description: Moderate edge and cover wear with unmarked pages. Creases and cupping to spine. Domestic orders shipped with USPS tracking numbers.