Order of Ian Rankin Books
Ian Rankin is a Scottish author of crime fiction. Rankin’s goal in life was not always to write crime fiction. He originally thought he would be compared to the likes of Robert Louis Stevenson rather than to be considered part of the Tartan Noir genre. He is best known for his Inspector Rebus novels, which are set in Edinburgh. Many of the books have been adapted to a television series on the British channel ITV, starring John Hannah and later Ken Stott as Inspector Rebus.
Ian Rankin became a published author in 1986 when The Flood was released. His next novel, Knots and Crosses was the beginning of the Inspector Rebus character. Since then, most of his work has been in the Rebus series, although he has also written some standalone books and a new series featuring Malcolm Fox. Below is a list of all of Ian Rankin’s novels in publication order and in chronological order (when necessary):
Publication Order of Inspector Rebus Books
Publication Order of Inspector Rebus Short Stories
Publication Order of Inspector Rebus Collections
Publication Order of Jack Harvey Books
Publication Order of Malcolm Fox Books
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
Publication Order of Short Stories
Publication Order of Short Story Collections
|Herbert in Motion and Other Stories||(1997)|
|The Complete Short Stories||(2005)|
Publication Order of Graphic Novels
Publication Order of Standalone Plays
Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books
Notes: Witch Hunt, Bleeding Hearts and Blood Hunt were written under the pseudonym of Jack Harvey.
One City also contains contributions by Alexander McCall Smith and Irvine Welsh. Ox-Tales: Earth also contains contributions by Kate Atkinson, Jonathan Buckley, Jonathan Coe, Hanif Kureishi, Marti Leimbach, Marina Lewycka, Vikram Seth, Nicholas Shakespeare and Rose Tremain. Dark Entries is co-authored with Werther Dell’Edera. Dark Road is co-authored by Mark Thomson.