Tooth and Nail

Tooth and Nail Scottish homicide detective John Rebus has been sent from North of the Border to help London police catch a serial killer with a gruesome M O Teamed with a London cop he wants to trust but can t Rebu

  • Title: Tooth and Nail
  • Author: Ian Rankin
  • ISBN: 9780312545260
  • Page: 115
  • Format: Paperback
  • Scottish homicide detective John Rebus has been sent from North of the Border to help London police catch a serial killer with a gruesome M.O Teamed with a London cop he wants to trust but can t, Rebus lets a beautiful psychologist into the case develops a bizarre portrait of a killer who leaves bite marks and tears on each victim s body Now it s only a question of whoScottish homicide detective John Rebus has been sent from North of the Border to help London police catch a serial killer with a gruesome M.O Teamed with a London cop he wants to trust but can t, Rebus lets a beautiful psychologist into the case develops a bizarre portrait of a killer who leaves bite marks and tears on each victim s body Now it s only a 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 bloodThe New York Times calls Ian Rankin s Inspector Rebus books A superior series, and Tooth and Nail is another outstanding entry.

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    • Andrew Smith says:

      So, my favourite Scottish sleuth has been called down to London to help track down a serial killer. There’s a couple of mysteries here:1. Who is killing women in the capital – stabbing them and leaving bite marks on the body? 2. Why has Rebus been asked to go down south and help? Ok, he’d played a part in arresting a multiple murderer back in his own patch, but it wasn’t really the work of a serial killer.It’s really interesting to see Rebus out of his comfort zone, mixing with cockney [...]

    • Phrynne says:

      Number 3 in the Rebus series and I enjoyed it very much. Rebus is in London and is quite out of his comfort zone, but still manages to be his normal bend all the rules self. And of course he has the final flash of inspiration which catches the killer. I had absolutely zero idea of who the killer was going to be. I didn't even know the gender of the person we were looking for and yet when I found out who it was I thought "Oh yes . Of course!" The mark of a good thriller writer I think. I will mos [...]

    • Brad says:

      Of all the fictional coppers I read about on a regular basis, Detective John Rebus is the least likeable. Granted, I've only just finished the third book in the series (I am reading them in order), so he may become more likeable as I progress, but right now there is nothing I like about this character. I connect on a shockingly deep level (could it be love?) with Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander, feeling a kinship with the sullen Ystad detective that I've felt with few fictional characters in my [...]

    • Jill Hutchinson says:

      This early entry in the Rebus series is not the best nor the worst of the books has its strong points such as the continuing unpleasant attitude of the detective which the author just keeps building upon as the series progresses. The weak point is the motive/identity ot the serial killer who Rebus has been seconded to London to help capture. It is one of those "pick the least likely suspect" and you have solved the case which has become a rather lame plot device in modern police procedurals and [...]

    • Lori says:

      "Fish out of water" Rebus. Loved it. Rebus is on loan to London to help solve a serial murder case. Somehow he's now got the rep as a serial killer expert and has been called in to solve this series of heinous, brutal murders. His interactions with the London police and resentment of their "hick from the sticks" attitude towards him is classic Rebus as is his awkward concern regarding his daughter and her new "Beau" and the suspicions he has that this boy in her life is trouble. The mystery was [...]

    • Brian says:

      This must be one of the silliest books I've ever read. The plot is rambling; the denoument is melodramatic and farcical; the central character, Inspector Rebus, comes over as a bit thick in his conversations with the young female psychology student who, predictably enough, ends up in bed with him; and the characterisation of the villain, a serial killer who leaves bite marks in his victims, is like something out of a pantomime.

    • Francis says:

      Well I'm back to reading about Rebus and not surprisingly he is just as surly, petulant, impulsive and distrusting as ever. No, that's not right. The fact is, he reaches new heights in this book. First of all, he's chasing down a serial killer ( I know what your thinking Hey everybody has to, so what's so special about that?) Well for one thing, the serial killer is British and he's Scottish, and secondly he is being forced to work with the Brits in damned London, and the Brits they're thinking, [...]

    • Laura says:

      Excellent plot, with a grippingly suspense and an unexpected end.3* The Third Gentleman3* The Serpent's BackInspector Rebus series:4* Tooth and Nail (Inspector Rebus, #3)3* Strip Jack (Inspector Rebus, #4) 3* The Black Book (Inspector Rebus, #5) 3* Let It Bleed (Inspector Rebus, #7)2* Death Is Not the End (Inspector Rebus, #10.5) 4* Resurrection Men (Inspector Rebus, #13) 4* A Question of Blood (Inspector Rebus, #14) 4* Fleshmarket Close (Inspector Rebus, #15) TR Knots and Crosses (Inspector Reb [...]

    • Margaret says:

      This is one of the earliest Rebus novels, so it's a bit shorter than the later ones. Having said that, the story packs a punch.Rebus is sent down to London as an "expert" on serial killers to help the Met with a killer of their own. He battles bigotry as he tries to track down the killer that the media has dubbed "Wolfman".The story plods along a little, right up to the big reveal of the killer, and that point the story explodes. I was laughing with sheer delight by this point. I don't think any [...]

    • Metabull says:

      3.5 stars. Once again, the buildup is great in the third Rebus novel. Rebus is written perfectly as the Scot who isn't on his own turf in London. Rebus is in London to assist the police with The Wolfman Case, as an expert on serial killers. And of course, Rebus goes in and does his thing. The novel is great until the end. It just unravels too abruptly to do the novel justice. The killer wasn't too obvious, the killer's voice and perspective was well done and had me guessing. Also enjoyed the nod [...]

    • Benjamin Thomas says:

      This morning on the way into work I completed my latest audio book, Tooth and Nail, by Ian Rankin. This was the first book I had read (or listened to) by Mr Rankin. I had picked it out of the library like I usually do looked interesting: a serial killer is on the loose, with the interesting characteristic that he bites his victims sort of like a werewolf. I've done a little research since then and have found that Ian Rankin is one of the top selling British novelists alive today. In fact , if yo [...]

    • Tamara (Frau Kugelfisch) says:

      Dieses Buch befindet sich auf meiner Liste 16 Bücher für 2016, auf die es vor allem Bücher schafften, welche ihr Dasein vor sich hin Fristen, aber seit längerem nicht von mir gelesen wurden. Bei Ian Rankin war ich mir lange nicht sicher. Ich habe die Reihe auf Empfehlung meiner Schwester angefangen, welche grosser Fan dieser Reihe ist. Leider vermochten mich der erste und der zweite Teil nicht zu überzeugen. Ich wollte aber dem dritten Teil noch eine Chance geben und jetzt(!) ist die Bombe [...]

    • Juliet Sem says:

      SPOILERSI wanted to read several crime novels that were considered accurate for the genre, as being the child of a police officer, I often find it hard to suspend disbelief when reading a crime novel when I find inaccuracies. Ian Rankin's Tooth And Nail was highly recommended to me by a friend who loves crime novels, so I forked out the $17 required to purchase this in paperback. I would like a refund. I didn't think the main character did much, if anything, in the way of solving the crime, inst [...]

    • Mal Warwick says:

      A serial murderer dubbed The Wolfman by the press has killed and mutilated three women in London, one a month. The pressure is on the police to catch the killer before panic spreads further. Now, someone at New Scotland Yard has written to Edinburgh to request help from Inspector John Rebus, much to his surprise. Whoever it is has mistaken Rebus for an expert on serial murder, because the difficult case he had solved was very personal and held few lessons for other investigators. But orders are [...]

    • Hobart says:

      ★ ★ ★ 1/2 (rounded up) This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader.---She drives home the knife.The moment, she knows from past experience, is a very intimate one. Her hand is gripped around the knife'scool handle and the thrust takes the blade into the throat up to the hilt until her hand meets the throat itself. Flesh upon flesh. Jacket first, or woollen jersey, cotton shirt or T-shirt, then flesh. Now rent. The knife is writhing, like an animal sniffing. Warm blood covering hil [...]

    • Ross Cumming says:

      Went straight from reading 'Hide and Seek' (Rebus 2) to reading this, the third in the Detective Inspector Rebus novels. In this story Rebus is seconded to the Metropolitan Police in London to assist with the investigation into a series of killings committed by the serial killer named The Wolfman. So named because he kills and then takes a bite out of his victims. The reason for Rebus's secondment is because of his so called 'expertise' in investigating serial killings which is the subject of th [...]

    • Alondra says:

      4 StarsRebus is sent to London to help detectives hunt a serial killer dubbed the Wolfman by the press. Rebus feels out of place and like a fraud as the detectives and reporters call him a serial killer expert. but mostly just emphasizing Rebus’s status as an outsider and diminishing his role to a small fish in a big pond, not the other way around.Throughout the story, the killer appears to be a few steps ahead of the police; which is quite suspicious, making you wonder if it is not a cop; whi [...]

    • LJ says:

      TOOTH AND NAIL (Pol Proc-John Rebus-Scotland-Cont) - ExRankin, Ian - 3rd in seriesFrom Fantastic Fiction: They call him the Wolfman - because he takes a nip out of his victims and because they found the first victim in the East End's lonely Wolf Street. But there's no urban predator that Rebus fears. When Scotland Yard are anxious to find the last serial killer on their patch they look north and soon Rebus is on his way south from the chill of Edinburgh to the rain of London. A serial killerfrom [...]

    • Alex says:

      Relatively solid early Rebus hinges on a mindbogglingly stupid leap of faith in the case's solution. There's a lot of work towards building Rebus into the model that we all came to know and worry about - he breaks a lot of rules but only gets drunk once - but the serial killer aspect is a bit weak. Rebus and Rankin are always at their best when they deal largely in characters and investigation, and neither are designed to take the leaps into thriller territory. As a character establishing piece [...]

    • Beverly says:

      Here we go again. This could easily have been a 4 star book if Rankin hadn't broken down in the end. The ending was rushed and not well set up. Otherwise it was a truly creepy story about a London serial killer. Rebus is borrowed by the London police because of his supposed expertise in solving serial killer cases, but as we know the murders in Knots and Crosses were not quite serial killings. In this installment Rebus gets a love interest and visits with his ex-wife and his 16 year old daughter [...]

    • Miriam Smith says:

      Superb read would highly recommend.

    • Nick Duretta says:

      Inspector John Rebus is a wonderful creation--a cut above your usual flawed, haunted police detective--and Rankin is a wonderful writer: energetic, vivid, relentless. Together they make an irresistible team. This one finds Rebus in unfamiliar territory (London, beautifully rendered) tracking yet another serial killer. In the process he battles practically everyone in the London CID as well as his wife and daughter. There are elements that strain credulity--a few coincidences too many--but all in [...]

    • Zaida says:

      En esta tercera entrega de la serie John Rebus, Ian Rankin va dotando más profundidad a sus personajes, sigue siendo una lectura ágil y facil de leer y con mucho humor. El personaje de John Rebus me encanta, es bastante cascarrabias y me gusta que Rankin dote al personaje de una fina ironía que hace de él, un personaje magnífico.

    • Brendagarza says:

      Entretenido, fácil de leer, ágil, una lectura sencilla, ideal para entre lecturas, es corto, pero con un buen argumento, definitivamente cada libro es mejor que el anterior.Empiezo a tomarle cariño a Rebus y su muy particular sentido del humor

    • JamesLove says:

      The two greatest Scottish exports Glen Moray 16 year old single malt Scotch and the books of Ian Rankin. Together again.

    • Kelly Moonlight says:

      Unable to put this down!

    • Rachel Hall says:

      The third book in the Inspector Rebus series sees the wonderfully sardonic, truculent and, at times, antagonistic DI John Rebus uprooted from his home turf and mixing it amongst 'the big boys' of Scotland Yard. Originally published in 1992 as Wolfman, Ian Rankin used this third book primarily to explore his own feelings about London during his time spent residing in the capital and the device works well as chippy Rebus is down south and on more of a back foot than ever before.The presence of DI [...]

    • Malcolm says:

      I started reading Ian Rankin with "The Complaints" and thought it was a fabulous book, so good that I tracked down "The Impossible Dead" immediately afterwards. While not quite as good, I was still impressed. After that, I decided to start at the beginning of the Rebus novels. After three books, I think I'm done.The good:Ian Rankin can write. He can put together a well-constructed sentence and his dialogue is entertaining. As a result, his books are very readable and have the potential to be eng [...]

    • Michelle says:

      This book was suspenseful enough that I looked up the ending while I was halfway through the book. I used to do that all the time, but it's harder to read the last page of an audiobook.The gender of the villain was not revealed until near the end of the book. It was interesting to see Rebus investigating in London instead of Edinburgh. Besides that, the book didn't really have many surprises. Also, I don't think the psychologist would've been able to publish that research.

    • J says:

      Rebus is on a roll!He's in his 40s, virile, attracts a knock-out female American psychologist while he's loaned -- upon specific request -- to the London police to help stop a serial murderer.The book even has a semi-comical James Bond-like car chase!! (in which Rebus jacks a limo that has a judge as passenger inside. During the chase, the criminal in the lead car - an esteemed prosecutor who's psycho on the side -- actually phones the judge to see what's going on, having figured out he's being [...]

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