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Rankin, Ian

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Most widely held works by Ian Rankin
Exit music by Ian Rankin( Book )

88 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 3,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Detective Inspector John Rebus tries to tie up some loose ends before retirement, a murder case intrudes. A dissident Russian poet has been found dead. Rebus and DS Siobhan Clarke become convinced that they are dealing with something more than a random attack. Meanwhile, a brutal and premeditated assault on a local gangster sees Rebus in the frame. Has the Inspector taken a step too far in tying up those loose ends? Police procedural
The naming of the dead by Ian Rankin( Book )

91 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 3,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sent to man an abandoned police station during an international conference between the leaders of the free world, officer John Rebus investigates the suspicious falling death of a delegate at an Edinburgh banquet
Standing in another man's grave by Ian Rankin( Book )

65 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Scottish detectives investigate the disappearance of a hitchhiking teenage girl, their only clue a photo sent from the missing girl's cell phone
Fleshmarket Alley : an Inspector Rebus novel by Ian Rankin( Book )

105 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It could be nothing more than a ruthless and enterprising pub owner looking to create a local legend that will help lure trade. Or it could be something far worse - something as grisly as the death of a recent immigrant found brutally murdered at a local housing project, or the murder of Donald Cruikshank, a recently paroled rapist whose body is found just as a young woman goes missing. The missing girl is a friend of Inspector rebus's colleague Detective Siobhan Clarke, and Siobhan is shocked to find herself in the same intricate web of murderers as Rebus - all somehow tied to that pile of bones under Fleshmarket Alley." "In a race to stop the killings before more bodies turn up - even as the possibility of romantic entanglements distracts and entices them - rebus and Siobhan plumb the darkest corners of their beloved city and confront the lawless, conscienceless men who dwell there."--Jacket
Resurrection men by Ian Rankin( Book )

88 editions published between 2 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sent to a rehabilitation school after a serious mistake, Inspector John Rebus discovers that his classmates are plotting a drug heist and joins forces with Detective Sergeant Siobhan Clarke to investigate ties to an art dealer's murder
The impossible dead by Ian Rankin( Book )

54 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A major inquiry into a neighboring police force sees Malcolm Fox and his colleagues cast adrift, unsure of territory, protocol, or who they can trust. An entire station-house looks to have been compromised, but as Fox digs deeper he finds the trail leads him back in time to the suicide of a prominent politician and activist. There are secrets buried in the past, and reputations on the line
Doors open by Ian Rankin( Book )

47 editions published between 1194 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three friends descend upon an art auction and concoct a plan to "liberate" several paintings from the National Gallery. As enterprising girlfriends, clever detectives, a crime boss, seductive auctioneers and a Hell's Angel named Hate enter the picture, this fast-paced story of second guesses and double crosses keeps changing the picture
The complaints by Ian Rankin( Book )

53 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nobody likes The Complaints--they're the cops who investigate other cops. It's a department known within the force as "The Dark Side," and it's where Malcolm Fox works. His new case: investigate a cop named Jamie Breck. As Fox takes on the job, he learns that there's more to Breck than anyone thinks--dangerous knowledge, especially when a vicious murder takes place far too close to home
Watchman by Ian Rankin( Book )

57 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miles Flint is a spy whose last assignment led to the death of a foreign official in London, then to a short stint in jail. Convinced there is a mole in British intelligence, he sets out to find him--only to be waylaid by a routine mission to Belfast that may be his last
A question of blood : an inspector Rebus novel by Ian Rankin( Book )

103 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While investigating the murders of two teenagers at an Edinburgh boarding school by a reclusive former soldier, Inspector Rebus faces possible suspension when the man stalking his partner dies in a fire Rebus is suspected of setting
Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin( Book )

47 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reinstated on the force, demoted, and with a chip on his shoulder, Rebus reteams with internal affairs officer Malcolm Fox to solve a cold case from thirty years ago
Even dogs in the wild : a novel by Ian Rankin( Book )

46 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 2,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is investigating the death of a senior lawyer during a robbery. The case becomes more complex when a note is discovered, indicating that this may have been no random attack. When local gangster Big Ger Cafferty receives an identical message, Clarke decides that the recently retired John Rebus may be able to help. Together the two old adversaries might just stand a chance of saving Cafferty's skin. But a notorious family tailed by a team of undercover detectives has also arrived in Edinburgh. There's something they want, and they'll stop at nothing to get it. As the cases collide, it's a game of dog eat dog--in the city as in the wild"--
Set in darkness : an Inspector Rebus novel by Ian Rankin( Book )

90 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector John Rebus investigates a body found in a Queensbury House fireplace, the suicide of a homeless man in possession of a fortune and the murder of an ambitious politician--three deaths with ties to one of Scotland's most notorious criminals
Rather be the devil : a novel by Ian Rankin( Book )

43 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For John Rebus, 40 years may have passed, but the death of beautiful, promiscuous Maria Turquand still preys on his mind. She was murdered in her hotel room on the night a famous rock star and his entourage were staying there, and Maria's killer has never been found. Meanwhile, the dark heart of Edinburgh remains up for grabs. A young pretender, Darryl Christie, may have staked his claim, but a vicious attack leaves him weakened and vulnerable, and an inquiry into a major money laundering scheme threatens his position. Has old-time crime boss Big Ger Cafferty really given up the ghost, or is he biding his time until Edinburgh is once more ripe for the picking?
Blood hunt : a novel by Ian Rankin( Book )

53 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Determined to exact revenge in the aftermath of his brother's unlikely suicide, professional assassin Gordon Reeve becomes increasingly enraged by a local cop who thwarts his attempts to talk with a friend who last saw Reeve's brother alive
Knots and crosses by Ian Rankin( Book )

124 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 2,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Sergeant John Rebus must solve the case of the "Edinburgh Strangler" before the killer strikes again
The falls by Ian Rankin( Book )

81 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edinburgh detective John Rebus gets involved with the case of a missing young woman. His only clues are an Internet-based role-playing game and a wooden doll stuffed into a tiny casket
Witch hunt by Ian Rankin( Book )

42 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Polish and held by 2,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pursued by three obsessed detectives, an assassin known as Witch undertakes an assignment with global ramifications that forces those who are investigating her to follow leads within the highest ranks of international law and finance
Bleeding hearts : a novel by Ian Rankin( Book )

55 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hired by an anonymous employer to kill a TV reporter, assassin-for-hire Michael Weston suddenly finds himself the target of an unknown enemy who could be tied to a private detective who has been hunting him for years
Black & blue : an Inspector Rebus mystery by Ian Rankin( Book )

137 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Already tackling a murder in Edinburgh, Inspector John Rebus becomes involved when a copy-cat serial rapist called "Bible Johnny" begins striking in Aberdeen and must keep his wits about him in the center of the media circus surrounding the case
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Alternative Names

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Ian Rankin

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Rėnkin, Iėn

Renkins, Ians, 1960-


Рэнкин, Иэн.

איאן רנקין סופר בריטי

ایان رابینک

랜킨, 이언 1960-


ランキン, イアン


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