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Knots and Crosses

by Rankin, Ian

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Condition
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ISBN 10
0370310578
ISBN 13
9780370310572
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About This Item

London, United Kingdom: Bodley Head Hard Cover. The Scarce First edition, first printing and first U.K. Edition. SIGNED by author on the title page accompanied by the now famous noughts and crosses drawing. Near fine, with the lightest of page tanning about the edges, a minute tear and small nick at top end of dj spine, some rubbing, one short narrow scratch, and one tiny mark to rear flap, but still a very attractive copy in a clear Brodart mylar cover. Ian Rankin's first John Rebus novel and his second novel has become one of the most elusive titles in modern crime fiction. Rankin has succeeded in bringing to life the Edinburgh, Scotland that Rebus knows so well, as a living breathing character in this excellent series. A serial strangler is on the loose and Detective Sergeant Rebus has been receiving crank letters, matchstick crosses, and a small neatly tied knot. He's also been drinking too much, and to complicate things further, his wife and daughter have left him. A taut police procedural and puzzle that truly lives up to its reputation as a page turner from the premier writer in modern crime fiction.. SIGNED by Author on the Title Page. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

Synopsis

Knots and Crosses is a 1987 crime novel by Ian Rankin. It is the first of the Inspector Rebus novels. It was written while Rankin was a postgraduate student at the University of Edinburgh. In the introduction to this novel, Rankin states that Rebus lives directly opposite the window in Marchmont that he looked out of while writing the book.

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book dealer
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Bookseller’s Inventory #
M171
Title
Knots and Crosses
Author
Rankin, Ian
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0370310578
ISBN 13
9780370310572
Publisher
London, United Kingdom: Bodley Head
Place of Publication
London
This edition first published
1987
Keywords
EDINBURGH SCOTLAND FICTION REBUS INSPECTOR FICTITIOUS CHARACTER MYSTERY DETECTIVE POLICE PROCEDURAL TRADITIONAL BRITISH 0-370-31057-8
Bookseller catalogs
Mystery; Signed; Author R;

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