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Resurrection men by Ian Rankin. 2001 - Orion. For sale is a first edition, first printing. very good used hardback book in a very good dust jacket.

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For sale is a very good hardback copy of the novel, Resurrection men by Ian Rankin, published in 2001 by Orion.

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Title Resurrection men
Author Ian Rankin
Publisher Orion
Edition first edition, first printing
Copyright Year 2001
ISBN 0752821318
Cover Price 17.99
No. Pages 440
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.83

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by no mention of later editions on the copyright page.

The book has red boards and silver lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and yellowing at the edges, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight and square.

The very good dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £17.99. It has a little creasing to the spine.

Overall a very good copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's stamps.

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Ian Rankin

Born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960, Ian Rankin graduated from the University of Edinburgh and has since been employed as grape-picker, swineherd, taxman, alcohol researcher, hi-fi journalist and punk musician.

His first Rebus novel, Knots & Crosses, was published in 1987 and the Rebus books have now been translated into 22 languages and are increasingly popular in the USA. Ian Rankin is a past winner of the prestigious Chandler-Fulbright Award, as well two CWA short-story 'Daggers' and the 1997 CWA Macallan Gold Dagger for Fiction for Black & Blue, which was also shortlisted for the Mystery Writers of America 'Edgar' award for best novel. Dead Souls, the tenth novel in the series, was shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger in 1999. Black & Blue, The Hanging Garden, Dead Souls and Mortal Causes have been televised on ITV, starring John Hannah as Inspector Rebus.

He was awarded the OBE in the Queen's Golden Jubilee Birthday Honours List in June 2002 and is now the UK's number one best-selling crime writer. Ian Rankin lives in Edinburgh with his wife and two sons.

Synopsis of this title

Detective Inspector John Rebus may have gone too far - a bit of back chat is one thing, but letting fly at the Chief Superintendent with a full mug of the vending machine's finest can't be ignored. Rebus is sent back to the Police College for retraining, along with four of the Scottish Force's more unorthodox detectives.

But there's something bigger in the offing than a cozy chat with the Careers Assessment officer. The unsolved case the malcontents have been assigned to is one some of the team are familiar with. Rebus knew the victim, one Rico Lomax, a Glasgow lowlife no one has much cause to mourn. Is the choice of case deliberate? Are the Big House looking not to resurrect their erstwhile colleagues, but rather to find a way of getting rid of them for good?

;Back in Edinburgh, the case Rebus has left behind has thrown up a surprising suspect. Trawling through the guest list of a murdered art dealer's last private view, Detective Sergeant Siobhan Clarke comes across the signature of one Morris Gerald Cafferty, Rebus's nemesis, recently released from the notorious Barlinnie. Siobhan's been promoted, but is she really ready to step into John Rebus's shoes? Will she be able to play Cafferty's game?

Reviews of this title


'This is the thirteenth Rebus book and reviewers have rarely been able to escape the rut of high praise. Quite apart from their excellence as detective novels, every one of them adds something interesting to our understanding of the social landscape of Edinburgh, which Rankin portrays with such subtletly and sensitivity. Historians and sociologists will discover a lot more about the city in Rankin's fiction than in a host of serious tomes'
Marcel Berlins, The Times

'What is impressive in Resurrection Men is not just the deftness of the links that emerge between disparate crimes, but the fluency of the fugue-like counterpoint between investigations'
Sunday Times

'The plot is so thick you could stand a spoon up in it'
Sunday Telegraph

'Resurrection Men is Rebus's 13th outing, and it bears all the qualities that have established Rankin as one of Britain's leading novelists in any genre: a powerful sense of place; a redefinition of Scotland and its past; persuasive dialogue; and a growing compassion amongst its characters'
New Statesman

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