Saints of the shadow bible 20 the beat goes on 2014 even dogs in the wild 2015 rather be the devil 2016 check out bookbags exciting features section, with interviews, top tens and editorials. John rebus, now a couple of years into his retirement finds himself drawn into a cold case from the 1970s involving a female socialite, found dead in a bedroom in one of edinburghs most luxurious hotels. Black and blue special edition special edition of the awardwinning rebus novel includes exclusive extra material. In the mid1990s, ian ranking wrote three books under the pen name of jack harvey. Westwind is a standalone thriller, not part of rankin s inspector rebus detective series. Hamish brown this november awardwinning crime novelist ian rankin will publish his 21st rebus novel. Crime scene this may be rebuss 21st outing, but this is a cleverly crafted tale and ian rankins storytelling is as fresh as ever. Oct 05, 2018 ian rankin is one of my favourite authors and his rebus books never fail to impress me both with their ingenuity and the quality of their plots and characterisations saints of the shadow bible is no exception.
Retirement may not suit rebus but its resulted in yet another brilliant book in rankin s revived crime series. Nov 03, 2016 rather be the devil is an intricate, evocative edinburgh mystery that builds to a bloody finale. Hands in his pockets, rebus turned to face cafferty. Brilliant, irascible and frequently frustrating to both his friends and his longsuffering bosses, john rebus has made the dark places of edinburgh his home for over two decades. Westwind by ian rankin was originally published in 1990, and after a bit of tweaking by the author, was rereleased in 2020. Ian looks back on the last twelve months and shares some of his favourite books, films and records. One of the most successful and bestselling scottish crime authors around, ian rankin is perhaps most famous for the acclaimed inspector rebus series, which has consistently topped the sunday times bestseller lists, and was adapted into a megapopular television series across the pond. Ian rankins inspector john rebus novels in chronological. Six of the best is a semiregular feature that pokes, prods and persuades your favourite bands, bards and barometers of hip opinion to tell us six of the best tracks theyve ever heard. Crime writer ian rankin, 48, has written a string of books but is best known for his inspector rebus novels set in edinburgh. Mar 17, 2016 ian rankin is still putting the finishing touches to the book, but this is the blurb. The author now sees his lost book westwind as pacey and prescient. Each dust jacket is protected in an acidfree archival quality acetate cover. As the book opens, the united states, which is becoming more isolationist, is.
Ian rankins new gig as a dad rock singer best picture are an edinburgh band with a twist their lead singer is one of britains most popular crime writers. Ian rankin audio books at simply audiobooks simply audiobooks. Learn more about rankins life and career, including his other works. Ian rankin books list of books by author ian rankin. He writes one new book every year for his legion of fans. A new john rebus book is as welcome as a cool pint of guinness on st patricks day. Jul 17, 20 six of the best ian rankin july 17, 20 july 17, 20 craig mcallister six of the best is a semiregular feature that pokes, prods and persuades your favourite bands, bards and barometers of hip opinion to tell us six of the best tracks theyve ever heard. The tracks could be mainstream millionsellers or they could be. I am, of course, a frustrated rock star the creator of rebus discusses real ale, good and evil and twitter over lunch in edinburgh with euan ferguson published. Eleventh hour films have picked up the rights to author ian rankins inspector rebus book series, tapping gregory burke 71 to write a contemporary tv drama adaptation. He has won an edgar award, a gold dagger for fiction, a diamond dagger for career excellence, and the chandlerfulbright award.
Sign up to ian s email newsletter to find out more about his books, get exclusive updates about new releases, and find out when hes on tour. Ian rankin was born on april 28, 1960 in cardenden, fife, scotland as ian james rankin. I like the way malcolms home life interrupts his work life and i enjoy the banter between colleagues as it is all so human and normal. In 2009 rankin stated on radio five live that he would start work on a five or sixissue run on the comic book hellblazer, although he may turn the story into a standalone graphic novel instead.
Ians classic lost thriller is published again in november 2019. Retirement may not suit rebus but its resulted in yet another brilliant book in rankins revived crime series. As someone who has grown up and lives in south east scotland, ian rankins bestselling books provide the perfect material to make a thrilling series about crime in the modern world, said burke. Sign up to ians email newsletter to find out more about his books, get exclusive updates about new releases, and find out when hes on tour. Each of the novels is linked by returning characters, such as siobhan clarke and big ger cafferty, but you can start reading the. Book overview there is no detective like ian rankins detective inspector john rebus, a man the new yorker calls the ideal sleuth. In 2004, ian won americas celebrated edgar award for resurrection men. Jan 15, 2010 crime writer ian rankin, 48, has written a string of books but is best known for his inspector rebus novels set in edinburgh. Ian rankin collection 10 books collection book people. The whole series, organised in the order they were originally published. Its the 22nd book in rankins inspector rebus series. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the world.
Rankin is an expert at manipulating multiple plots. Best picture are an edinburgh band with a twist their lead singer is. A student vanishes in edinburgh and her wealthy family of bankers ensure detective inspector. Rather be the devil is an intricate, evocative edinburgh mystery that builds to a bloody finale. No reservations, he takes a trip through edinburgh with writercook anthony bourdain. His evocation of the mid 80s paranoia is tremendous. For rankins reflections on the scottish capital, see edinburgh. Ian rankins work is now appearing in university literature departments, as modern examples of complex crime fictional works. Every friday book beginnings on friday is hosted by gillion at rose city reader where you can share the first sentence or so of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Westwind by ian rankin meet your next favorite book. They were old men now, similar builds, similar backgrounds.
This november awardwinning crime novelist ian rankin will publish his 21st rebus novel. Rankin uses a health scare to get in a mile of new character development in rebus while clarke and foxs own character arcs plateau. Orion first edition, first printing, mint, new unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by ian rankin. The new play signed first edition copy author signed hardcover book. As we approach the 30th anniversary of one of crime fictions most popular characters, the guardian book club will return to his eighth outing, black and blue. It was the first episode in the second rebus television series starring ken stott, airing in 2006, substantially changed from the novel and somewhat resembling the plot of the film chinatown plot summary. Ian s classic lost thriller is published again in november 2019. Ian rankin relaunches the novel he once hoped to bury. The series is incredibly popular in the united kingdom, making up 10% of crime fiction sales there. Ian rankin has announced there will be new novel featuring his iconic detective protagonist john rebus in autumn 2018. This is the official facebook page for ian rankin, run by his publishers.
His next novel, knots and crosses was the beginning of the inspector rebus character. Join facebook to connect with ian rankin and others you may know. Ian rankin announces new rebus novel for 2018 the bookseller. Ian rankin on new rebus novel jump to media player in this weeks meet the author the bbcs nick higham speaks to ian rankin about his new rebus novel standing in another mans grave. Ian rankin s work is now appearing in university literature departments, as modern examples of complex crime fictional works. Ian rankins inspector john rebus novels in chronological order. The data controller is the orion publishing group limited. Former stirling observer reporter douglas jackson and rebus creator ian rankin will be among the guest speakers at this years off the page book festival, which begins next month. Ian rankin ebooks epub and pdf downloads ebookmall. Ian rankin started the inspector rebus series with knots and crosses in 1987. He is the recipient of four crime writers association dagger awards including the prestigious diamond dagger in 2005. In a house of lies by ian rankin was published yesterday.
Rankins breakthrough novel, the book juggles four separate plotlines and blurs fiction and history to revive glasgows infamous bible john, who. Clarke continues as sharp but frustrated successor to rebus with hints of the job taking its toll on her and fox plods along hinting at brilliance while serving as somewhat inept foil to clarke and rebus. In fact, i think its one of the best a realistic and completely baffling mystery. The second inspector rebus novel from britains shelve hide and seek. As the book opens, the united states, which is becoming more isolationist, is withdrawing all troops from europe. Orion first edition, first printing, mint, newunread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by ian rankin. Just send us an email and well put the best up on the site. Based in edinburgh, inspector john rebus has to battle with demons of his own, while also attempting to unveil and uncover the brutal crimes he has to confront as part of his increasingly important workload. Drafted down to the big smoke thanks to a shelve tooth and nail.
Below is a list of all of ian rankins inspector rankin books in order of when they were originally published. Ian rankin is also the recipient of honorary degrees from the universities of abertay, st andrews, edinburgh, hull, the open university and is a fellow of the royal society of edinburgh. For example, a telephone booth figures in the mystery in a major way. Ian rankin became a published author in 1986 when the flood was released. Ian rankin, scottish bestselling crime novelist, creator of the inspector rebus series. Ian rankin has been elected a hawthornden fellow, and is also a past winner of the chandlerfulbright award. In the john rebus mysteries, ian rankin makes generous use of words known only to scots. Westwind is a standalone thriller, not part of rankins inspector rebus detective series. Titled ian rankin s hidden edinburgh and ian rankin investigates dr jekyll and mr hyde, rankin looks at the origins of the character and the events that led to his creation. Ian rankin audio books at simply audiobooks simply. Bbc radio 4 did dramatizations of rankins the falls 2008, resurrection men 2008, strip jack 2010, the black book 2012, and black and blue 20 conclusion.
Crime scene this may be rebuss 21st outing, but this is a cleverly crafted tale and ian rankin s storytelling is as fresh as ever. Strip jack was published in 1992 and reflects police procedures and the technology available at that time. Aug 07, 2009 former stirling observer reporter douglas jackson and rebus creator ian rankin will be among the guest speakers at this years off the page book festival, which begins next month. Here they involve touchy gang chieftains itching for war, equally quarrelsome police officials squabbling over jurisdiction and one especially ruthless, rapacious, handson, determined banker trafficking in fishy offshore shell companiesalong with his plotting prowess, rankin has cultivated a fluid style that.171 512 67 437 1059 390 1521 1420 1367 1136 43 1482 1417 831 539 241 1040 870 938 182 1063 1248 717 599 632 974 1027 949 824 273 805 384 356 1017 10 14 814 1572 1136 55 1414 350 351 503 288 673