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Rankin, Ian

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

74 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,906 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 )

55 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,857 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 )

72 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,842 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 impossible dead by Ian Rankin( Book )

47 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,752 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
Watchman by Ian Rankin( Book )

55 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,690 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 )

43 editions published between 1194 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,687 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 )

85 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,579 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
The complaints by Ian Rankin( Book )

34 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,562 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
Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin( Book )

42 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,394 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
The falls by Ian Rankin( Book )

75 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,236 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
Set in darkness : an Inspector Rebus novel by Ian Rankin( Book )

59 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,190 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
Blood hunt : a novel by Ian Rankin( Book )

48 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,122 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 )

97 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

32 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
Bleeding hearts : a novel by Ian Rankin( Book )

48 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 )

68 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,841 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
Let it bleed : a John Rebus mystery by Ian Rankin( Book )

52 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,718 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. By the author of Mortal Causes
The hanging garden : an Inspector Rebus novel by Ian Rankin( Book )

78 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,665 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 )

73 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,583 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
Strip Jack by Ian Rankin( Book )

64 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Rebus of the Edinburgh policeinvestigates the murder of the wife of a respectedmember of parliament. The lady was famous for playinghostess to wild parties, but it turns out her husband wasno better
 
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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-

イアン・ランキン

ランキン, イアン

伊恩·藍欽

Languages
English (958)

German (122)

French (27)

Polish (24)

Spanish (12)

Swedish (11)

Russian (11)

Chinese (6)

Danish (5)

Turkish (3)

Italian (3)

Dutch (3)

Hebrew (2)

Korean (1)

Bulgarian (1)

Portuguese (1)

Welsh (1)

Czech (1)

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The naming of the deadThe impossible deadWatchmanDoors openA question of blood : an inspector Rebus novelThe complaintsThe fallsSet in darkness : an Inspector Rebus novel