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Rankin, Ian

Works: 513 works in 3,504 publications in 22 languages and 91,747 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Suspense fiction  Spy stories  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Biography  Detective and mystery television programs  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Author, Creator, Author of introduction, Contributor, Director, Editor, Narrator
Classifications: PR6068.A57, 823.914
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Most widely held works about Ian Rankin
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Most widely held works by Ian Rankin
The naming of the dead by Ian Rankin( Book )
73 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 3,389 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
Exit music by Ian Rankin( Book )
72 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 3,340 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?
Resurrection men by Ian Rankin( Book )
88 editions published between 2 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 3,340 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 )
56 editions published between 1194 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 3,226 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
A question of blood : an inspector Rebus novel by Ian Rankin( Book )
89 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 3,136 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
Watchman by Ian Rankin( Book )
49 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,123 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
Fleshmarket Alley : an Inspector Rebus novel by Ian Rankin( Book )
73 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,122 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 complaints by Ian Rankin( Book )
54 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 3,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Malcolm Fox works for The Complaints, they're the cops who investigate other cops. He's middle-aged, bitter, unwell and on the case of a dirty cop who seems untouchable
Standing in another man's grave by Ian Rankin( Book )
40 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,926 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 impossible dead by Ian Rankin( Book )
37 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,867 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
Bleeding hearts : a novel by Ian Rankin( Book )
45 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,718 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
Blood hunt : a novel by Ian Rankin( Book )
42 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,707 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
Set in darkness : an Inspector Rebus novel by Ian Rankin( Book )
60 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,627 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
Witch hunt by Ian Rankin( Book )
46 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,621 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
The falls by Ian Rankin( Book )
73 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 2,423 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 )
97 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 2,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Detective Sergeant John Rebus must solve the case of the "Edinburgh Strangler" before the killer strikes again
Black & blue : an Inspector Rebus mystery by Ian Rankin( Book )
118 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 2,286 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
Dead souls : an Inspector Rebus novel by Ian Rankin( Book )
81 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 2,153 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
Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin( Book )
30 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,043 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
The hanging garden : an Inspector Rebus novel by Ian Rankin( Book )
89 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 1,950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inspector John Rebus of the Edinburgh police hunts for a World War II criminal, a Nazi officer who massacred an entire village in France. At the same time he has to bust a ring which is importing East European prostitutes
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Alternative Names

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Rankin, Ian
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Rėnkin, Iėn
Renkins, Ians, 1960-
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ランキン, イアン
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