• Signed by the Author
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released January 1, 1987
ISBN 9780370310572

£1,200.00

'And in Edinburgh of all places. I mean, you never think of that sort of thing happening in Edinburgh, do you...?'


'That sort of thing' is the brutal abduction and murder of two young girls. And now a third is missing, presumably gone to the same sad end. Detective Sergeant John Rebus, smoking and drinking too much, his own young daughter spirited away south by his disenchanted wife, is one of many policemen hunting the killer.


And then the messages begin to arrive: knotted string and matchstick crosses - taunting Rebus with pieces of a puzzle only he can solve.

Book Condition & Notes

A fine first edition of Ian Rankin's second novel, and the very first Rebus novel. In a near-fine unclipped dust jacket - some discoloration visible on the reverse of the jacket, and several light surface marks to back cover.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.

Ian Rankin

Born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960, Ian Rankin graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1982, and then spent three years writing novels when he was supposed to be working towards a PhD in Scottish Literature. His first Rebus novel was published in 1987, and the Rebus books are now translated into thirty-six languages and are bestsellers worldwide.

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Book Condition & Notes

A fine first edition of Ian Rankin's second novel, and the very first Rebus novel. In a near-fine unclipped dust jacket - some discoloration visible on the reverse of the jacket, and several light surface marks to back cover.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.