Ian Rankin The Black Book
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The fifth Inspector Rebus vel from 'Britain's No.1 crime writer' DAILY MIRROR. When a close colleague is brutally attacked, Inspector John Rebus is drawn into a case involving a hotel fire, an unidentified body, and a long forgotten night of terror and murder. Pursued by dangerous ghosts and tormented by the coded secrets of his colleague's tebook, Rebus must piece together the most complex and confusing of jigsaws. But t everyone wants the puzzle solved - perhaps t even Rebus himself...
Author(s) Ian Rankin
Publisher Orion Publishing Co
Date of Publication 07/08/2008
Subject Crime, Thriller & Adventure
Place of Publication London
Country of Publication United Kingdom
Imprint Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Weight 250 g
Width 129 mm
Height 196 mm
Spine 24 mm
Format Details B-format paperback
Author Biography Born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960, Ian Rankin graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1982, and then spent three years writing novels when he was supposed to be working towards a PhD in Scottish Literature. His first Rebus novel was published in 1987, and the Rebus books are now translated into thirty-six languages and are bestsellers worldwide.Ian Rankin has been elected a Hawthornden Fellow, and is also a past winner of the Chandler-Fulbright Award. He is the recipient of four Crime Writers' Association Dagger Awards including the prestigious Diamond Dagger in 2005. In 2004, Ian won America's celebrated Edgar Award for Resurrection Men. He has also been shortlisted for the Anthony Award in the USA, won Denmark's Palle Rosenkrantz Prize, the French Grand Prix du Roman Noir and the Deutscher Krimipreis. Ian Rankin is also the recipient of honorary degrees from the universities of Abertay, St Andrews, Edinburgh, Hull and the Open University.A contributor to BBC2's Newsnight Review, he also presented his own TV series, Ian Rankin's Evil Thoughts. Rankin is a number one bestseller in the UK and has received the OBE for services to literature, opting to receive the prize in his home city of Edinburgh, where he lives with his partner and two sons. Visit his website www.ianrankin.net or follow him on Twitter @Beathhigh
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