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The Dark Remains - Ian Rankin & William McIlvanney

The Dark Remains - Ian Rankin & William McIlvanney

Title: The Dark Remains

Author:  Ian Rankin

ISBN:  9781838854102

Weight:  834 g

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The Dark Remains by Ian Rankin & William McIlvanney

In this scorching crime hook-up, number one bestseller Ian Rankin and Scottish crime-writing legend William McIlvanney join forces for the first ever case of DI Laidlaw, Glasgow’s original gritty detective

If the truth’s in the shadows, get out of the light…

Lawyer Bobby Carter did a lot of work for the wrong type of people.  Now he’s dead and it was no accident.  Besides a distraught family and a heap of powerful friends, Carter’s left behind his share of enemies.  So, who dealt the fatal blow?

DC Jack Laidlaw’s reputation precedes him.  He’s not a team player, but he’s got a sixth sense for what’s happening on the streets.  His boss chalks the violence up to the usual rivalries, but is it that simple?  As two Glasgow gangs go to war, Laidlaw needs to find out who got Carter before the whole city explodes.

William McIlvanney’s Laidlaw books changed the face of crime fiction.  When he died in 2015, he left half a handwritten manuscript of Laidlaw’s first case.  Now, Ian Rankin is back to finish what McIlvanney started.  In The Dark Remains, these two iconic authors bring to life the criminal world of 1970s Glasgow, and Laidlaw’s relentless quest for truth.

Peer & Press Reviews

McIlvanney and Rankin are the dream team.  To have Rankin completing an unfinished McIlvanney novel is a crime fiction fan’s dream come true.

Mark Billingham

Absolutely brilliant.  I was excited by this partnership the moment I heard it was happening, and it absolutely lives up to expectation.  The Dark Remains is a triumph.

Mick Herron

Mean, moody and menacing.  Perfect synchronicity from two of the best crime writers of our time.

Sue Black, Scottish forensic anthropologist

Bibliographic Info

TitleThe Dark Remains
Book Features
Edition / printingFirst edition, first printing
SeriesLaidlaw (#4)
Overall conditionFine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
SignedOn a signature page, tipped-in before the title page.
(Printed on this page is the book’s title.)
Book Stats
PublisherCanongate Books
Publication date
Printed byClays Ltd, Elcograf S.p.A.
ISBN 139781838854102
FormatHardcover with dust jacket
Size (h x w x d)242 x 162 x 30mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photosIan Atkinson (McIlvanney), Hamish Brown (Rankin)
Jacket designGill Heeley
Jacket imagesJason Peterson (bridge)
Getty Images (rain)

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