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Rankin, Ian

Works: 169 works in 3,091 publications in 28 languages and 86,198 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Suspense fiction  Spy stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Creator, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6068.A57, 823.914
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Publications about Ian Rankin
Publications by Ian Rankin
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Most widely held works by Ian Rankin
Exit music by Ian Rankin( Book )
78 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 3,147 libraries worldwide
As Detective Inspector John Rebus ties up loose ends before his retirement, a new case lands on Rebus's desk: a dissident Russian poet has been murdered in what looks like a mugging gone wrong
The naming of the dead by Ian Rankin( Book )
77 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 3,075 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
Resurrection men by Ian Rankin( Book )
100 editions published between 2 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 3,033 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 complaints by Ian Rankin( Book )
64 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 3,012 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
Standing in another man's grave by Ian Rankin( Book )
61 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 2,961 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 )
97 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 2,945 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
Doors open by Ian Rankin( Book )
61 editions published between 1194 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 2,922 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 impossible dead by Ian Rankin( Book )
43 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,841 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
A question of blood : an inspector Rebus novel by Ian Rankin( Book )
103 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 2,836 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
Watchman by Ian Rankin( Book )
61 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,783 libraries worldwide
Bombs are exploding in the streets of London, but life seems to have planted more subtle booby-traps for Miles Flint. Miles is a spy. His job is to watch and to listen, then to report back to his superiors, nothing more. The job, affording glimpses into the most private lives of his victims, appeals to Miles. He doesn't lust after promotion, and he doesn't want action. He wants, just for once, not to botch a case. Having lost one suspect--with horrific consequences--Miles becomes too involved with another, a young Irishwoman. His marriage seems ready to crumble to dust. So does his home. But Miles is given one last chance for redemption, a trip to Belfast, which quickly becomes a flight of terror, murder and shocking discoveries
Set in darkness : an Inspector Rebus novel by Ian Rankin( Book )
90 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 2,628 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
Knots and crosses by Ian Rankin( Book )
139 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 2,467 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 )
94 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 15 languages and held by 2,445 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
Blood hunt : a novel by Ian Rankin( Book )
47 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,229 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 )
135 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 2,201 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
Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin( Book )
34 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,162 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
Witch hunt by Ian Rankin( Book )
39 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,110 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
Dead souls : an Inspector Rebus novel by Ian Rankin( Book )
97 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 2,102 libraries worldwide
A call from an old friend brings back memories and more than a little guilt for DI John Rebus. Suddenly it seems Edinburgh's streets are crowded with the lost and forgotten. Stalking a prisoner at the local zoo, Rebus hits upon a freed paedophile, camera in hand. Outing the man rouses the vigilantes and leaves Rebus with mixed feelings and another weight on his conscience. But the straw that looks like breaking Rebus's back comes courtesy of the US government. Feted by the tabloid press and put under Rebus's watchful eye, a convicted murderer is looking to play games with Rebus as his pawn
Bleeding hearts : a novel by Ian Rankin( Book )
46 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,997 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
The hanging garden : an Inspector Rebus novel by Ian Rankin( Book )
95 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 1,858 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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Renkins, Ians, 1960-
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ランキン, イアン
English (928)
German (174)
French (84)
Spanish (70)
Dutch (46)
Italian (44)
Danish (36)
Polish (33)
Swedish (20)
Czech (17)
Russian (12)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (8)
Croatian (7)
Japanese (6)
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