Author(s): Ian Rankin
A murder has been committed - but as the victim was a rapist, recently released from prison, no one is too concerned about the crime. That is, until Detective Inspector John Rebus and DS Siobhan Clarke uncover evidence that a serial killer is on the loose ...
When Rebus also starts looking into the apparent suicide of an MP, he is abruptly warned off the case, not least because the G8 leaders have gathered in Scotland, and Rebus's bosses want him well out of the way. But Rebus has never been one to stick to the rules, and when Siobhan has a very personal reason for hunting down a riot cop, it looks as though both Rebus and Clarke may be up against their own side ...
Ian Rankin is a regular Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller and Guardian fastseller. He has an incredibly high profile, on TV, radio and across national press. He has won numerous awards, including the CWA Diamond Dagger and GQ Author of the Year, and received an OBE. The Rebus TV adaptation attracted 9 million viewers. Ian Rankin makes up more than 10% of all UK crime sales. 'THE NAMING OF THE DEAD ... is yet another irresistible page-turner from the UK's best crime novelist' Mail on Sunday. 'Not only an intriguing murder-mystery but an excellent piece of reportage... [Rankin] has produced yet another class act' Evening Standard. 'The best crime novel you'll read this year' Sunday Telegraph. 'His richest and most complex work to date, it comes close to transcending genre fiction' Scotland on Sunday. 'There is no sign that Rankin has lost any of the energy to continue this consistently impressive series' Sunday Times. 'Masterly ... Ian Rankin's finest novel' The Scotsman.
Winner of British Book Awards: Crime Thriller of the Year 2007.
'Unquestionably a best from Rankin, The Naming of the Dead goes way beyond the scope of even the greatest crime thrillers to become an essential state-of-the-nation take on 21st century Britain. This is possibly the best novel you will read in your life full stop. Yes, it is that good' NEWS OF THE WORLD 'Rebus and Rankin are on the top of their form' MAIL ON SUNDAY 'Gripping stuff to keep brain cells turning on the beach' RED 'He has taken a momentous few days in recent British history (not just the G8 and the protests, but also the success of the Olympic bid followed a day later by the London bombings) and effortlessly interwoven the political and the criminal' SUNDAY TIMES
Ian Rankin is a regular No.1 bestseller, and has received numerous awards, including the prestigious Diamond Dagger. He lives with his family in Edinburgh, and in 2003 received an OBE for his services to literature.