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Ian RankinIan Rankin is best known for his Rebus series, beginning with Knots & Crosses published in 1987, and his Malcolm Fox series. The Rebus series is now translated into twenty-two languages and are bestsellers on several continents.

In his latest novel The Dark Remains, Rankin takes over the Jack Laidlaw series originally created by William McIlvanney. When McIIvanney died in 2015, he left the handwritten manuscript of Laidlaw’s first case. Rankin stepped in to bring to life the criminal world of 1970s Glasgow, and Laidlaw’s relentless quest for truth.

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 Germany’s Deutscher Krimipreis.

Rankin was honored with an OBE for services to literature, and holds honorary degrees from the universities of Hull, Abertay, St Andrews and Edinburgh and The Open University. In 2019, he donated his archive of over 50 boxes of manuscripts, letters and paperwork to the National Library of Scotland.

He was born in Cardenden, Scotland in 1960. He earned a degree in Literature from the University of Edinburgh, much to the chagrin of his parents. He started, but never finished a PhD in Scottish Literature.

Rankin has lived in England, Scotland, and France. In addition to writing, he is a regular contributor to BBC2's Newsnight Review, and has presented his own TV series, Ian Rankin's Evil Thoughts and Rankin on the Staircase. He also appeared in Ian Rankin's Hidden Edinburgh and Ian Rankin Investigates Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. He has been the subject of ITV’s South Bank Show and BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs where his choice of music included Joy Division, The Rolling Stones, and Van Morrison. Rankin is also a musician, having been part of a punk band called the Dancing Pigs and, more recently as the singer for rock band Best Picture.

He lives in Edinburgh, with his wife and their two sons.

You can find a signed copy of The Dark Remains and a collection of other Ian Rankin signed books below.

Ian Rankin Book List and Awards
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Westwind
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Westwind by Ian Rankin

Rebus: Long Shadows
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Rebus: Long Shadows by Ian Rankin

In a House of Lies
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In a House of Lies by Ian Rankin

In a House of Lies
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In a House of Lies by Ian Rankin

Rather Be the Devil

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Rather Be the Devil by Ian Rankin

Even Dogs in the Wild
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Even Dogs in the Wild by Ian Rankin
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Flood, The | Rankin, Ian | Signed First Edition Thus UK Book Rankin, Ian | Flood, The | Signed First Edition Thus UK Book

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book.  2005 LON: Orion  First UK edition (thus), first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Dark Road | Rankin, Ian & Thompson, Mark | Signed First Edition Book Rankin, Ian & Thompson, Mark | Dark Road | Signed First Edition Copy

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Rather Be the Devil | Rankin, Ian | Signed First Edition UK Book Rankin, Ian | Rather Be the Devil | Signed First Edition UK Copy

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Rankin, Ian | Westwind | Signed UK First Edition Copy Rankin, Ian | Westwind | Signed UK First Edition Copy

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Rankin, Ian | Song for the Dark Times, A | Signed UK First Edition Book Rankin, Ian | Song for the Dark Times, A | Signed UK First Edition Book

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Ian Rankin Bibliography


Inspector Rebus Series

  1. Knots and Crosses - 1987
  2. Hide and Seek - 1991
  3. Tooth and Nail - 1992
  4. Strip Jack - 1992
  5. A Good Hanging - 1992
  6. The Black Book - 1993
  7. Mortal Causes - 1994
  8. Let it Bleed - 1995
  9. Black and Blue - 1997
  10. The Hanging Garden - 1998
  11. Dead Souls - 1999
  12. Set in Darkness - 2000
  13. The Falls - 2001
  14. Resurrection Men - 2002
  15. A Question of Blood - 2003
  16. Fleshmarket Close - 2004
  17. The Naming of the Dead - 2006
  18. Exit Music - 2007
  19. Standing in Another Man's Grave - 2013
  20. Saints of the Shadow Bible - 2014
  21. Even Dogs in the Wild - 2016
  22. Rather Be the Devil - 2016
  23. In a House of Lies - October 2018 (UK), January 2019 (US)
  24. Rebus: Long Shadows: The New Play - June 2019 (with Rona Munro)

Collections

  • The Beat Goes On (Rebus short stories collection) - 2015

Malcom Fox Series

  1. The Complaints - 2009
  2. The Impossible Dead - 2011
  3. Standing In Another Man’s Grave - 2012
  4. Saints Of The Shadow Bible - 2013

Other Novels

  • The Flood - 1986
  • Watchman - 1988
  • Westwind - 1990
  • A Good Hanging and Other Stories (short stories) - 1992
  • Beggars Banquest (short stories) - 2002
  • Doors Open - 2008
  • A Cool Head - 2009
  • Dark Entries (graphic novel) - 2009
  • Dark Road (stage play with Mark Thompson) - 2014
  • Westwind - November 2019

Writing as Jack Harvey

  • Witch Hunt - 1993
  • Bleeding Hearts - 1994
  • Blood Hunt - 1995

Non-Fiction

  • Rebus's Scotland: A Personal Journey - 2005

Ian Rankin Awards

  • Chandler-Fulbright Award
  • Edgar Award for Resurrection Men - 2004
  • Crime Writers’ Association Dagger Awards (4) including the prestigious Diamond Dagger in 2005
  • Denmark’s Palle Rosenkrantz Prize
  • French Grand Prix du Roman Noir
  • Germany’s Deutscher Krimipreis

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