IF YOU ARE NEW TO IAN’S BOOKS, WE HAVE PICKED A FEW TO START WITH
Starting to read books by an author with a large backlist can be daunting. Where do you start? If you are new to Ian Rankin’s work, you are in for a treat, and we hope the following tips on great books to begin with will help:
Knots & Crosses: the First Rebus novel
In Knots & Crosses, we meet the iconic Edinburgh detective for the very first time. Detective Sergeant John Rebus, smoking and drinking too much, is one of many policemen hunting a serial killer on the streets of Edinburgh.
Find out more about Knots & Crosses
Black and Blue: the Gold Dagger winner
Winning the CWA Gold Dagger in 1997, Black and Blue was the 8th Rebus novel and cemented Ian Rankin’s place in crime fiction history.
The Complaints – the first Malcolm Fox novel
Meet Malcolm Fox, from the Complaints and Conduct Department. Nobody likes The Complaints – they’re the cops who investigate other cops. And this can prove dangerous, especially when a vicious murder intervenes far too close to home for Fox’s liking.
The Saints of the Shadow Bible – The most recent Rebus novel
John Rebus is back on the force, albeit with a big demotion and an even larger chip on his shoulder. A new law has been passed allowing the Scottish police to re-prosecute old crimes and a thirty-year-old case is being reopened, with Rebus and his team from back then suspected of corruption and worse.
Even Dogs in the Wild – the New Rebus novel COMING SOON
Published on 5th November, Even Dogs in the Wild brings Rebus, Clarke and Fox together to investigate murder on the streets of Edinburgh in a story exploring the darkest corners of our instincts and desires.