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Westwind - Ian Rankin

Westwind - Ian Rankin

Title: Westwind

Author:  Ian Rankin

ISBN:  9781409196044

Weight:  821g

Signed first edition, first printing



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Westwind by Ian Rankin


It always starts with a small lie.  That’s how you stop noticing the bigger ones.

After his friend suspects something strange going on at the launch facility where they both work – and then goes missing – Martin Hepton doesn’t believe the official line of “long-term sick leave”…

Refusing to stop asking questions, he leaves his old life behind, aware that someone is shadowing his every move.

The only hope he has is his ex-girlfriend Jill Watson – the only journalist who will believe his story.

But neither of them can believe the puzzle they’re piecing together – or just how shocking the secret is that everybody wants to stay hidden…

A gripping, page-turning suspense masterclass – available in print for the first time in nearly thirty years.

Bibliographic Info

Book Features
Edition / printingFirst edition, first printing
Edition background

The true first edition of this novel was published by Barrie & Jenkins on Thursday 01 March 1990.

This Orion Fiction edition, published 14 November, has a five-page introduction by Rankin.  In this he writes,“I’ve given the original printed text a polish, hopefully ridding it of those flawed sentences and scenes.  A few words have been added here and there, while others have been removed or altered, but it is essentially the same book that it always was, just thirty years older and a little wiser…”.

The book is signed on a signature page tipped-in directly before the title page.  Printed on this page is the book’s title, the name of the author, the phrase ‘Signed by the author’, the name of the publisher and the publication date.

Overall conditionFine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
SignedOn the tipped-in signature page
Book Stats
PublisherOrion Publishing Group
ImprintOrion Fiction
Publication date
Printed byClays Ltd, Elcograf S.p.A.
ISBN 139781409196044
ISBN 101409196046
FormatHardcover with dust jacket
Pages288 [main body]
Size (h x w x d)242 x 163 x 30mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photographHamish Brown
Jacket designBlacksheep Design
Jacket imagesDepositphotos / Shutterstock

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