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Rankin, Ian

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Exit music by Ian Rankin( Book )

63 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,865 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 )

39 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,830 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 )

62 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,771 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
The complaints by Ian Rankin( Book )

40 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 2,675 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 )

54 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,667 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
Doors open by Ian Rankin( Book )

40 editions published between 1194 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,657 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
Resurrection men by Ian Rankin( Book )

67 editions published between 2 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,649 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 )

36 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 2,572 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
Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin( Book )

31 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 2,363 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
Fleshmarket Alley : an Inspector Rebus novel by Ian Rankin( Book )

33 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 2,346 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 falls by Ian Rankin( Book )

58 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,154 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 )

81 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,128 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 )

49 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,101 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
Witch hunt by Ian Rankin( Book )

36 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Polish and held by 2,005 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
Black & blue : an Inspector Rebus mystery by Ian Rankin( Book )

114 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,989 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
Bleeding hearts : a novel by Ian Rankin( Book )

49 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,939 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
Let it bleed : a John Rebus mystery by Ian Rankin( Book )

51 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Edinburgh, Scotland, Detective John Rebus investigates a series of suicides on his own after his superiors suggest he lay off. The tale of an honest cop defying dishonest bureaucrats in cahoots with dishonest capitalists
Set in darkness : an Inspector Rebus novel by Ian Rankin( Book )

35 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,659 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 hanging garden : an Inspector Rebus novel by Ian Rankin( Book )

65 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,626 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
Hide & seek : a John Rebus mystery by Ian Rankin( Book )

72 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a crumbling housing development in Edinburgh, a junkie lies dead of an overdose, his body surrounded by signs of Satanic worship. John Rebus tracks down a young woman who knew the dead boy and heard him cry out his terrifying last words: "Hide! Hide!" Now, with the help of a bright, young detective, Rebus is following the girl through a brutal world of bad deals, bad dope and bad company, seeking the perfect hiding place for a killer
 
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Alternative Names

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Rėnkin, Iėn

Renkins, Ians, 1960-

Рэнкин

Рэнкин, Иэн.

איאן רנקין סופר בריטי

랜킨, 이언 1960-

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ランキン, イアン

伊恩·藍欽

Languages
English (1,023)

Spanish (28)

German (14)

French (6)

Catalan (5)

Polish (4)

Danish (2)

Chinese (1)

Swedish (1)

Norwegian (1)

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The naming of the deadThe complaintsWatchmanDoors openResurrection menThe impossible deadFleshmarket Alley : an Inspector Rebus novelThe falls