Author(s): Ian Rankin
A brilliant new Rebus novel from Britain's best-loved crime writer
July 2005, and the G8 leaders have gathered in Scotland. With daily marches, demonstrations, and scuffles, the police are at full stretch. Detective Inspector John Rebus, however, has been sidelined - until the apparent suicide of an MP coincides with clues that a serial killer may be on the loose. The authorities are keen to hush up both, for fear of overshadowing a meeting of global importance - but Rebus has never been one to stick to the rules, and when his colleague Siobhan Clarke finds herself hunting down the identity of the riot cop who assaulted her mother, it looks as though both Rebus and Clarke may be pitted against all sides in the conflict. The Naming of the Dead is a potent mix of action and politics, set against a backdrop of the most devastating week in recent British history. First published 2006.
A new Rebus novel from Ian Rankin is always a surefire bestseller Ian now has an incredibly high profile and it just keeps growing As well as his own TV series, Ian has received an OBE, guested regularly on Newsnight Review and been a constant contributor to the national media In 2003, Rankin sold over one million books and he now makes up 10% of all UK crime sales! 'One of Britain's leading novelists in any genre' New Statesman 'Rankin continues to be unsurpassed among living British crime writers' The Times
Winner of British Book Awards: Crime Thriller of the Year 2007.
Ian Rankin was born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960. In 1997 he was awarded the Macallan Gold Dagger for Fiction for BLACK AND BLUE. His subsequent Rebus novels have all been international bestsellers and he has gone to receive three further dagger awards. He lives with his family in Edinburgh, and in 2003 Ian received an OBE for his services to literature.