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Knots and Crosses by  Ian RANKIN - First Edition. - 1987 - from Mainly Fiction and Biblio.co.nz

Knots and Crosses

by RANKIN, Ian

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


London: Bodley Head, 1987 The author's second novel. Red fine-textured boards stamped in gilt on spine. Tight and tidy, just the faintest show of foxing in endpapers. Fully intact dust jacket, slight foxing on flaps, protected in a fitted clear film sleeve. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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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