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
’60s and ’70s, 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 with 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
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