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Author Name: Ian Rankin

Born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960, Ian Rankin graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1982, and then spent three years writing novels when he was supposed to be working towards a PhD in Scottish Literature. His first Rebus novel was published in 1987, and the Rebus books are now translated into twenty-two languages and are bestsellers on several continents.
Ian Rankin has been elected a Hawthornden Fellow, and is also a past winner of the Chandler-Fulbright Award. He is the recipient of four Crime Writers' Association Dagger Awards including the prestigious Diamond Dagger in 2005. In 2004, Ian won America's celebrated Edgar Award for 'Resurrection Men'. He has also been shortlisted for the Edgar and Anthony Awards in the USA, and won Denmark's Palle Rosenkrantz Prize, the French Grand Prix du Roman Noir and the Deutscher Krimipreis.
Ian Rankin is also the recipient of honorary degrees from the universities of Abertay, St Andrews and Edinburgh.
A contributor to BBC2's 'Newsnight Review', he also presented his own TV series, 'Ian Rankin's Evil Thoughts'. He recently received the OBE for services to literature, opting to receive the prize in his home city of Edinburgh, where he lives with his partner and two sons.
 

     Books By Author :: Ian Rankin

   
Strip Jack
 -by Ian Rankin

When respected MP Gregor Jack is caught in a police raid on an Edinburgh brothel and his flamboyant wife Elizabeth suddenly dis... Read More

   
The Beat Goes On: The Complete Rebus Stories
 -by Ian Rankin

There is no detective like DI Rebus. Brilliant, irascible and endlessly frustrating to both his friends and his long‐suff... Read More

   
Blood Hunt
 -by Ian Rankin

It begins with a phone call. Gordon Reeve's brother has been found dead in his car in San Diego - the car was locked from the i... Read More

   
Hide & Seek
 -by Ian Rankin

A junkie lies dead in an Edinburgh squat spreadeagled, cross-like on the floor, between two burned-down candles, a five-pointed... Read More

   
Bleeding Hearts
 -by Ian Rankin

The death of a TV reporter from a single bullet wound to the heart - a dramatic news story, an unsolved crime... but the twist ... Read More

   
Beggars Banquet
 -by Ian Rankin

From suburban murders to the sinister workings of a serial killer's mind, from a bent cop with a terminal approach to his work ... Read More

   
The Falls
 -by Ian Rankin

A student has gone missing in Edinburgh. She's not just any student, though, but the daughter of well-to-do and influential ban... Read More

   
Exit Music
 -by Ian Rankin

It's late autumn in Edinburgh and late autumn in the career of Detective Inspector John Rebus. As he tries to tie up some loose... Read More

   
Fleshmarket Alley
 -by Ian Rankin

An illegal immigrant is found murdered in an Edinburgh housing scheme: a racist attack, or something else entirely? Rebus is dr... Read More

   
The Black Book
 -by Ian Rankin

When a close colleague is brutally attacked, Inspector John Rebus is drawn into a case involving a hotel fire, an unidentified ... Read More



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