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The Dark Remains - Ian Rankin & William McIlvanney

The Dark Remains - Ian Rankin & William McIlvanney

Title: The Dark Remains

Signed first edition, first printing

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

Attribute Details
Title The Dark Remains
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Series Laidlaw (#4)
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On a signature page, tipped-in before the title page.
(Printed on this page is the book’s title.)
Awards and Media
Awards and prizes British Book Awards 2022 – winner (fiction: Crime & Thriller)
Media accolades Selected as a Times and Sunday Times Crime Novel of the Year for 2021.
Book Stats
Publisher Canongate Books
Publication date
Printed by Clays Ltd, Elcograf S.p.A.
ISBN 13 9781838854102
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 282
Size (h x w x d) 242 x 162 x 30mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photos Ian Atkinson (McIlvanney), Hamish Brown (Rankin)
Jacket design Gill Heeley
Jacket images Jason Peterson (bridge)
Getty Images (rain)

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