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Rankin, Ian

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

76 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's late in the fall in Edinburgh and late in the career of Detective Inspector John Rebus. As he is simply trying to tie up some loose ends before his retirement, a new case lands on his desk: a dissident Russian poet has been murdered in what looks like a mugging gone wrong. Rebus discovers that an elite delegation of Russian businessmen is in town, looking to expand its interests. And as Rebus's investigation gains ground, someone brutally assaults a local gangster with whom he has a long history. Has Rebus overstepped his bounds for the last time? Only a few days shy of the end to his long, controversial career, will Rebus even make it that far?
Standing in another man's grave by Ian Rankin( Book )

59 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,860 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
The naming of the dead by Ian Rankin( Book )

76 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the leaders of the free world descend on Scotland for an international conference, every cop in the country is needed to control the mob of protestors in Edinburgh's streets-- except one. Inspector John Rebus's reputation precedes him, so while Presidents Bush and Putin confer in isolated splendor, Rebus mans an empty police station, safely out of the way where he can't offend any visiting dignitaries. Then a delegate falls to his death during a preconference dinner at Edinburgh Castle, and Rebus is given what looks like a simple suicide to write up. But even as he keeps it out of the headlines, Rebus probes where no probing is wanted-and doesn't like the sidesteps and powerplays his questions engender. And this week Edinburgh is a dangerous place to be: Rebus also investigates the death of a recently paroled rapist, murdered in a particularly grisly fashion. The discovery of more bodies leads Rebus to consider an unexpected and politically unacceptable possibility
Fleshmarket Alley : an Inspector Rebus novel by Ian Rankin( Book )

91 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,775 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
The impossible dead by Ian Rankin( Book )

50 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,753 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
The complaints by Ian Rankin( Book )

52 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,709 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
Resurrection men by Ian Rankin( Book )

84 editions published between 2 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,700 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
Doors open by Ian Rankin( Book )

49 editions published between 1194 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,697 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
Watchman by Ian Rankin( Book )

59 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,691 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 )

88 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A horrific shooting incident at a private school just north of Edinburgh: two seventeen-year-olds killed by an ex-Army loner who has gone off the rails. A man who finally turns the gun on himself. As Detective Inspector John Rebus puts it, "there's no mystery' ... except the why. But this question takes Rebus into the heart of a shattered community. Ex-Army himself, Rebus becomes fascinated by the killer, and finds he is not alone. Military investigators are on the scene, and won't be shaken off. The man had friends and enemies to spare - ranging from civic leaders to the local Goths - leaving behind a legacy of secrets and lies." "But Rebus faces his own trials too. A petty criminal who has been stalking his friend and colleague, Siobhan Clarke, has been found burnt to death in his own home. And Rebus is fresh out of hospital, hands heavily bandaged."--Jacket
Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin( Book )

45 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reinstated on the force, demoted, and wearing a chip on his shoulder, Rebus reteams with internal affairs officer, Malcolm Fox, to solve a cold case from 30 years ago in the 19th book in the Rebus series and the third one featuring Fox
Set in darkness : an Inspector Rebus novel by Ian Rankin( Book )

81 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,395 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
The falls by Ian Rankin( Book )

77 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,234 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
Knots and crosses by Ian Rankin( Book )

117 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Sergeant John Rebus must solve the case of the "Edinburgh Strangler" before the killer strikes again
Blood hunt : a novel by Ian Rankin( Book )

50 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,113 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
Black & blue : an Inspector Rebus mystery by Ian Rankin( Book )

125 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,026 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
Witch hunt by Ian Rankin( Book )

36 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Polish and held by 2,023 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
Even dogs in the wild : a novel by Ian Rankin( Book )

27 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,016 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"--
Bleeding hearts : a novel by Ian Rankin( Book )

50 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,954 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
Dead souls : an Inspector Rebus novel by Ian Rankin( Book )

71 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vigilantes appear in a housing complex in Edinburgh after police reveal a convicted child molester is living among them. Inspector Rebus, already up to his ears with a released serial killer, is put on the case
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Alternative Names

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The naming of the deadFleshmarket Alley : an Inspector Rebus novelThe impossible deadThe complaintsResurrection menDoors openWatchmanA question of blood : an inspector Rebus novel