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Ian RankinIan Rankin 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 was first published at age 26, but he was not immediately successful. He and his wife struggled to get by for years, even as he continued publishing books. Before and during this period in his life, Ranking worked a series of very different jobs, from swineherd to magazine journalist to grape-picker to tax collector to researcher. Eventually his Rebus books gained critical acclaim, and his resulting popularity allowed him to turn to writing full time. Rankin is best known for his Rebus and Malcolm Fox series, but has also written several stand-alone novels, including Doors Open (2008), which was adapted to television, and co-authored a play which premiered at the Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh in 2013.

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. Rankin is also a musician, having been part of a punk band called the Dancing Pigs and, more recently the singer for Best Picture.

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

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Rebus: Long Shadows
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In a House of Lies
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Rather Be the Devil

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Even Dogs in the Wild
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The Beat Goes On
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Rankin, Ian & Munro, Rona | Rebus: Long Shadows: The New Play | Signed First Edition Copy Rankin, Ian & Munro, Rona | Rebus: Long Shadows: The New Play | Signed First Edition Copy

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Complaints, The | Rankin, Ian | Book - Advance Reading Copy Rankin, Ian | Complaints, The | Book - Advance Reading Copy

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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 - March 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

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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