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Knots and Crosses

By Rankin, Ian




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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Knots & Crosses.

Rankin, Ian

London: Bodley Head, 1987. First edition of the author's first Inspector Rebus mystery. Octavo, original red cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by Rankin who has additionally added the words, "Rebus, unable to move, decided it was safe to go to sleep now." Rankin has also added his knots & crosses motif. Rankin wrote Knots & Crosses with the intent of updating Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde for modern Edinburgh (Rebus: The Early Years) The protagonist, detective John Rebus, is assigned to investigate the a murderer in the city of Edinburgh. He somehow shares a bond with the criminal, a knot of blood, and when this link causes Rebus to be relieved from duty, he faces the enemy on his own. Knots and Crosses is popularly considered the most compellingly complex detective fiction written today.

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Knots and Crosses

Rankin, Ian

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.

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Knots and Crosses

RANKIN IAN

London: Bodley Head, 1987. First Edition. Hard Cover. Dust Jacket. Signed by Author. First UK Edition. SIGNED, LOCATED & DOODLED BY THE AUTHOR. Publisher's original red cloth, lettered gilt at the spine. Crime fiction featuring Detective Inspector John Rebus - his first appearance. No inscriptions, not price-clipped. ISBN: 0370310578. The page block edges have just a hint of toning (much less than normally seen) and there is minor foxing to the top edge still a fine copy in a fine D/W with no fading whatsoever to the red spine lettering. Signed, located (Edinburgh) and dated (Aug 07) and doodled with the Author's customary knots and crosses. A really attractive signed copy and scarce in this lovely, shelvable condition. Photographs/scans available upon request.

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Knots and Crosses

RANKIN IAN

London: Bodley Head, 1987. First Edition. Hard Cover. Dust Jacket. Signed by Author. First UK Edition. Publisher's original red cloth, lettered gilt at the spine. Crime fiction featuring Detective Inspector John Rebus - his first appearance. No inscriptions, not price-clipped. ISBN: 0370310578. A fine copy (usual very slight toning to edges of paper, almost inevitable - due to the cheap paper) in a D/W that is in near fine condition with the red spine lettering very slightly faded to a mid-pink. SIGNED & DOODLED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE TITLE PAGE.

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Knots and Crosses

RANKIN, Ian

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

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Knots and Crosses

Rankin, Ian

London: The Bodley Head Ltd, 1987. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. The Bodley Head, London, 1987. First Edition FPu(y). Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. In Pen on ffep says 'nz '88'. Review copy stamp to title page. Which states: Review Copy. NZ Retail Price. ($39.95) Available. (In stock). In all reviews please quote publisher and BOOK REPS as NZ agent. We would also appreciate 2 copies of each review, one for the publisher and one for our files. Text in brackets in blue ink. Some light tanning as with all these rankin firsts. Book does have what looks a grease stain to bottom of front and back boards. Light compressions to back leading corners. Again a light stain to bottom of front paste down. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good.Back cover has a crease. Correct uk price intact 10.95. bottom of back flap has the grease stain again. Very little shelf wear and no fading of colours. Likely advanced review copy of a limited print run. Review copies are usually sent out by publishers to reviewers, media and booksellers 3 - 6 months prior to public release.

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Knots and Crosses

Rankin, Ian

NY: Crime Club. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1987. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0385243073 . Signed on the title page and on a bookplate on the fep by Rankin. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 182 pages; Signed by Author .

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Knots & Crosses

RANKIN, Ian

London: The Bodley Head, [1987]. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (22cm.); publisher's simulated cloth in pictorial, partially price-clipped dust jacket; [6],169pp. Jacket a bit wrinkled and lamination shows some crinkling, textblock evenly but lightly toned. A Very Good or better copy though still shows the usual signs of having been read. The author's second novel and the first to feature Inspector John Rebus.

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Knots & Crosses

Rankin, Ian

The Bodley Head, London, 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Signed. 169 pages (complete). A VERY RARE - and pleasing - copy of this first edition of the first Rebus novel from Ian Rankin. Tipped-in signature on the half-title page. Newer end-papers? The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dustjacket itself is healthy, smart with just the lightest of scuffing. The red boards are fresh and steady and hale. The contents are most agreeable. The pages are clean, clear, tight, fresh, unblemished, pleasurable. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services.

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Knots and Crosses

Rankin, Ian

Doubleday. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. 0385243073 . Black cloth stated first American edition inscribed to title page by Rankin with doodle. Slight bump/ridge to spine head and slight push to spine foot, very faint trace of rubbing to points else square, tight and unmarked. The DJ in mylar has two short closed tears and some creasing to rear panel corner and trace of soil. ; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches; Signed by Author .

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Knots and Crosses (Signed)

RANKIN, Ian

NY: Doubleday, 1987. A typical ex-lib copy with all of the flaws -- but the price-clipped dust jacket is acceptable. The first edition of the author's first book (and first John Rebus). A place saving copy until you can swing a Fine/Fine copy. 182 pp. Signed on the title page with the author's tic-tac-toe drawing. Priced accordingly. . Signed by Author. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Good +/Good + Price-clipped.

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Knots and Crosses (1st edition hardback)

Rankin, Ian

Bodley Head, 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. Fair Condition/Good. ~~Withdrawn Ex-Library Copy, usual stamps and protective cover~~Fairly Good/Good 1st ed 1987 Bodley Head hardback, unclipped DJ, terrific jacket design, very scarce entry in the Rebus series. Fly-leaf removed a little untidily, replacement plain library boards with gilt lettering to spine of red boards. Sold Library stamps to fly-leaf, library stamp to copyright page which states Bury St Edmunds as place of publication, true first printing. Some page tanning, DJ has some wear along edges and lower rear corner tear, with uneven trimming along lower edge of DJ and minimal loss to DJ spine ends, tape marks along inside of boards and inside edge of flaps with library code written in pen inside rear cover. More by this author available Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Crime Fiction; ISBN: 0370310578. ISBN/EAN: 9780370310572. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 071855.. 9780370310572

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Knots and Crosses

Ian Rankin

The Bodley Head Ltd, 1987-03-19. Hardcover. Good.

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Knots and Crosses

Rankin, Ian

Garden City: Doubleday & Company. Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket; Ex-Library, with few marks. Spine . canted. Tape on covers, removed bookplate front endpaper. Ink stamp . title page. Tear top back dust jacket.. 1987. First American Edition. Hardcover. 0385243073 . A scarce book.; Ex-Library; 8vo; 182 pages .

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Knots and Crosses: An Inspector Rebus Novel (Inspector Rebus Novels)

Ian Rankin

1995-02-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Knots and Crosses (COLLECTORS' EDITION)

Ian Rankin

2007-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Knots and Crosses

Ian Rankin

First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Knots and Crosses is Rankin’s first book. This edition is called a First Thus beccause it is a first edition 2010 reprint of the original 1987 title. \n\nFlat Signed! Hardcover 20th Anniversary reprint: first edition / first printing. Fine book in fine jacket, not price clipped, Signed on the title page and is author's signature only. Minimum scuffing and edge wear. No writing or marks Comes with Certificate of Authenticity for author's signature. Your books ship to you with protective mylar jacket, bubble wrapped in cardboard box.

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Knots and Crosses

Rankin, Ian

HC, ex-library. Stated First U.S. Ed. VG- in VG dj in mylar. Corners & spine ends bumped. Clean pages. One interior gutter crack. Spine pulled from bound pages, but pages firmly bound.

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Knots and Crosses (Inspector Rebus Series)

Ian Rankin

2014-06-07. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Ian Rankin

2008-01-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Knots and Crosses

Rankin, Ian

NY: Doubleday, 1987. Ex-Library. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1987 Doubleday First American Edition of RANKIN'S FIRST MYSTERY An ex-library copy in VG/VG condition. Most library markings have been removed & there is a bit of a lean. .

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Knots and Crosses

Rankin, Ian

Orion. Used - Very Good. Very Good condition.

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Knots and Crosses

Ian Rankin

1987-08-04. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Knots and Crosses (Inspector Rebus Series)

Ian Rankin

2014-04-02. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Knots and Crosses (Wheeler Softcover)

Ian Rankin

2007-09-07. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Knots and Crosses

Ian Rankin

2004-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Knots and Crosses (Inspector Rebus Series)

Ian Rankin

2014-06-07. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Knots and Crosses

Ian Rankin

Doubleday, 1987-08-04. Hardcover. Good.

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Knots and Crosses

Rankin, Ian

London: Orion Books, 2007. Collectors' Edition, an updated version of the edition published by Bodley Head in 1987. 206 pp. plus Epilogue, Deleted Material, Acknowledgements. Blue ink rough draft decorative ep's. "Includes Previously Unpublished Original Material" sticker (removable) on front board. 2 small marks on front board, ow, book is as new. Bookseller's inventory # 133235.. First Edition First Printing Thus. Pictorial Cloth. Fine/No Jacket as Issued. 8 3/4 X 5 1/2".

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Knots & Crosses

Rankin, Ian

New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1987. BU2 - An ex-library first US edition hardcover book SIGNED by author in fair condition in fair dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has patch peeled on the front flap with chipping and tears, label stain and scuffing on the spine, wrinkling, chipping, crease and few tears on the edges, sides and corners, scattered stains and scratches, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book has library markings (labels, stamping, cardholder, etc.), cocked, lightly loose hinge, bumped corners and cover edgewear, tape residue and stains on the cover with some label stains, tape stains on the free endpapers, a few writing on pages 154-155, water soiled patches on the bottom of the inside pages, some scattered stains, wrinkling and crease, light discoloration and shelf wear. Ian Rankin creates a vivid picture of Edinburgh's seedy side in a novel that captures the grittiness and soul of the old town. 8.5"x5.75", 182 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed by Author. First US Edition. Hard Cover. Fair/Fair. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

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Knots and Crosses (Inspector Rebus)

Rankin, Ian

Orion mass market paperback, 1998-01-12. Paperback. Used:Good.

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Knots and Crosses: An Inspector Rebus Novel

Rankin, Ian

Minotaur Books, 2008. Paperback. New. 8.15 x 5.57 cm.

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Knots and Crosses: An Inspector Rebus Novel (Inspector Rebus Novels)

Ian Rankin

2008-01-05. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Knots and Crosses (Detective John Rebus Novels)

Ian Rankin

St. Martin's Paperbacks, 1995-12-15. later printing. Mass Market Paperback. Used:Good.

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Knots and Crosses: An Inspector Rebus Novel (Inspector Rebus Novels)

Ian Rankin

1995-02-02. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Knots and Crosses

Rankin, Ian

Doubleday & Co. for the Crime Club..

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Knots and Crosses: An Inspector Rebus Novel

Rankin, Ian

Minotaur Books, 2008. Paperback. New. 8.15 x 5.57 cm.

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Knots & Crosses

Rankin, Ian

London: Paperview Ltd., 2004. K5 - A hardcover book SIGNED by author in near fine condition that has some light shelf wear in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected, some wrinkling and chipping on the edges and corners, patch label scuff on the front upper right corner, crease on some sides, some light discoloration and shelf wear. Great Family Reads #20. Ian Rankin creates a vivid picture of Edinburgh's seedy side in a novel that captures the grittiness and soul of the old town. 8.25"x5", 256 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Knots & Crosses

Rankin, Ian

London: Paperview Ltd., 2004. K5 - A hardcover book SIGNED by author in near fine condition that has some light shelf wear in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected, some wrinkling and chipping on the edges and corners, patch label scuff on the front upper right corner, some scratches, some light discoloration and shelf wear. Great Family Reads #20. Ian Rankin creates a vivid picture of Edinburgh's seedy side in a novel that captures the grittiness and soul of the old town. 8.25"x5", 256 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Knots & Crosses

Rankin, Ian

London: Paperview Ltd., 2004. K5 - A hardcover book SIGNED by author in near fine condition that has some light shelf wear in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected, some wrinkling and chipping on the edges and corners, patch label scuff on the front upper right corner, some light discoloration and shelf wear. Great Family Reads #20. Ian Rankin creates a vivid picture of Edinburgh's seedy side in a novel that captures the grittiness and soul of the old town. 8.25"x5", 256 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Knots & Crosses

Rankin, Ian

London: Paperview Ltd., 2004. K5 - A hardcover book SIGNED by author in near fine condition that has some light shelf wear in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected, some wrinkling and chipping on the edges and corners, patch label scuff on the front upper right corner, some light discoloration and shelf wear. Great Family Reads #20. Ian Rankin creates a vivid picture of Edinburgh's seedy side in a novel that captures the grittiness and soul of the old town. 8.25"x5", 256 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Knots And Crosses (A Rebus Novel)

Ian Rankin

Orion. Very Good/Very Good. 2007. Hard Back. 0752888757 Hard Back Collectable .

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Knots And Crosses (A Rebus Novel)

Rankin, Ian

Orion, 2007. Exclusive to Waters. Hardcover. Used; Good. Fast Dispatch. Expedited UK Delivery Available. Excellent Customer Service. Bookbarn International Inventory #3211357

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Knots and Crosses

Rankin, Ian

Doubleday, 1987-08-04. Hardcover. Good. Order today-sent today with tracking number, M-F*. Good ex-library book. Besides the usual labels and stamps this book also has mild general shelf-wear due to age. This is a good reading copy. We protect your purchase with damage-resistant double-layer bubble-wrap packaging where possible. Your purchase helps fund small charities in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana. *Our delivery standard: order received by 2PM Eastern US time goes out by 4:30 PM M-F.

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Knots & Crosses

Rankin, Ian

London: Orion Books Limited. Very Good+ with No dust jacket as issued. 2007. Collectors'. Hardcover. 0752886223 . Cloth boards show very light soiling.; A tight solid book. Collector's Edition, limited edition hardback. This is a 20th anniversary reprint of the 1st Rebus mystery, containing additional notes and material cut from the original release. ; Inspector Rebus #1; 8.6 X 5.4 X 1.0 inches; 240 pages; "Detective John Rebus: His city is being terrorized by a baffling series of murders...and he's tied to a maniac by an invisible knot of blood. Once John Rebus served in Britain's elite SAS. Now he's an Edinburgh cop who hides from his memories, misses promotions and ignores a series of crank letters. But as the ghoulish killings mount and the tabloid headlines scream, Rebus cannot stop the feverish shrieks from within his own mind. Because he isn't just one cop trying to catch a killer, he's the man who's got all the pieces to the puzzle... " .

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Knots And Crosses

Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin - Knots And Crosses - Paperback. BRAND NEW.

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Knots and Crosses (Inspector Rebus Novels)

Rankin, Ian

Minotaur Books. PAPERBACK. 0312536925 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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Knots and Crosses

Rankin, Ian

Orion, 2011-01-01. New. New, unread, and unused.

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Knots and Crosses

Rankin, Ian

Orion, 2011-01-01. Used - Like New. Cover not as pictured, Used Like New, no missing pages, no damage to binding, may have a remainder mark.

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Knots and Crosses: An Inspector Rebus Novel (Inspector Rebus Novels)

Ian Rankin

Minotaur Books, 2008-09-16. Reprint. Paperback. Used:Good.

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