Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin is the worldwide #1 bestselling writer of the Inspector Rebus books, including Knots and Crosses, Hide and Seek, Let It Bleed, Black and Blue, Set in Darkness,  Resurrection Men, A Question of Blood, The Falls and Exit Music. He is also the author of The Complaints and Doors Open.  He has won an Edgar Award, a Gold Dagger for fiction, a Diamond Dagger for career excellence, and the Chandler-Fulbright Award. He has been elected a Hawthornden Fellow, and received the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his contributions to literature. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1982. He lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, with his wife and their two sons. 


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A Good Hanging
Inspector Rebus Novels
Ian Rankin
Minotaur Books

Twelve remarkable, gritty stories starring Detective Inspector John Rebus in his home city of Edinburgh, as only Ian Rankin can portray it: not just the...


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The Falls
Inspector Rebus Novels
Ian Rankin
Minotaur Books

Ian Rankin's John Rebus, arguably the most realistic detective in crime fiction, is a brilliant but troubled man. When a young woman goes missing near his...


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Set in Darkness
Inspector Rebus Novels
Ian Rankin
Minotaur Books

On the eve of the first Scottish parliament in three hundred years, Edinburgh is a city rife with political passions and expectations. Queensbury House, the...


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Dead Souls
Inspector Rebus Novels
Ian Rankin
St. Martin's Griffin

A colleague's suicide.  Pedophiles.  A missing child.  A serial killer.  Driven by instinct and experience, John Rebus searches for connections, against...


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The Hanging Garden
Inspector Rebus Novels
Ian Rankin
St. Martin's Griffin

Drugs.  Extortion.  Slavery.  Organized crime is fighting for a hold on John Rebus's peaceful Scotland.  And when Rebus rescues a young Bosnian girl forced...


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Black and Blue
Inspector Rebus Novels
Ian Rankin
Minotaur Books

Bible John killed three women, and took three souvenirs. Johnny Bible killed to steal his namesake's glory. Oilman Allan Mitchelson died for his principles....


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Let It Bleed
Inspector Rebus Novels
Ian Rankin
Minotaur Books

In the dark days and biting windstorms of an Edinburgh winter, two drop-out kids dive off the towering Forth Road Bridge. A civic office is spattered by a...


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Mortal Causes
Inspector Rebus Novels
Ian Rankin
Minotaur Books

In Edinburgh you're never far from a peaceful spot, or from a hellish one either. Now, in the heart of summer, in the midst of a nationalist festival,...


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The Black Book
Inspector Rebus Novels
Ian Rankin
Minotaur Books

Five years ago, a mysterious fire burned Edinburgh's seed Central Hotel to ashes. Long-forgotten and unsolved, the case reappears when a charred body--with a...


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Strip Jack
Inspector Rebus Novels
Ian Rankin
St. Martin's Griffin

Gregor Jack has it all: young, wealthy, and charming, he's a highly respected member of Parliament, with a  beautiful wife--and a closet bursting with...


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Tooth and Nail
Inspector Rebus Novels
Ian Rankin
Minotaur Books

Scottish homicide detective John Rebus has been sent from "North of the Border" to help London police catch a serial killer with a gruesome M.O. Teamed with a...


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Hide and Seek
Inspector Rebus Novels
Ian Rankin
Minotaur Books

At night the summer sky stays light over Edinburgh. But in a shadowy, crumbling housing development, a junkie lies dead of an overdose, his bruised body...


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Knots and Crosses
Inspector Rebus Novels
Ian Rankin
Minotaur Books

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...


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