When a close colleague is brutally attacked, Inspector John Rebus is drawn into a case involving a hotel fire, an unidentified body, and a long forgotten night of terror and murder. Pursued by dangerous ghosts and tormented by the coded secrets of his colleague's notebook, Rebus must piece together the most complex and confusing of jigsaws. But ...Read MoreWhen a close colleague is brutally attacked, Inspector John Rebus is drawn into a case involving a hotel fire, an unidentified body, and a long forgotten night of terror and murder. Pursued by dangerous ghosts and tormented by the coded secrets of his colleague's notebook, Rebus must piece together the most complex and confusing of jigsaws. But not everyone wants the puzzle solved - perhaps not even Rebus himself ...Read Less
Uncredited Cover Art. Fine in Fine jacket. ----------hardcover, a Fine copy in a Fine dustjacket, looks quite new, jacket is now in a hi-quality mylar protector, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo.
Near Very Good in near Very Good jacket. Black cloth boards stamped in silver on the spine. A clean, unmarked copy in a tight binding and unclipped dust-jacket a little rubbed at the top edge. Tiny, almost unnoticable, indentation into the centre of the top edges of the upper and lower boards. A nice first printing og the fifth Inspector Rebus novel.
Fine/Near Fine. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall 1857970802 Harback Hardback. Very slight shelf wear to edges and corner of D/J. It all happened because John rebus was in his favourite massage parlour reading the Bible....So opens the latest Inspector Rebus adventure. And within a few pages the hapless Rebus has lost a lover, found an unwanted brother, been reacquainted with a dangerous ghost from his past, and witnessed the black comedy of life in a blood-soacked Edinburgh butcher's shop. In this, his fifth Inspector Rebus novel, Ian Rankin fuses fiction to the real world as never before. 278 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. academic and scholarly books and Modern First Editions etc. )
First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page: "To Jon / No gags / Ian, " followed by his trademark knots and crosses drawing. Near Fine in a Fine dust jacket. Some light soil to the book, owner stamp on the front endpaper, else a bright, clean copy.
VG in VG+ jacket. VG/VG+. 8vo. original black textured paper boards (slight slant to spine, boards a trifle marked, publisher's remainder rsm to title page) in dustwrapper (a little edge rubbed); pp. [viii (last blank)], 278. A very good copy. The fifth in the series of Inspector Rebus novels, in true UK first edition.
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