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

Knots and Crosses (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hide and Seek (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tooth and Nail / Wolfman (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strip Jack (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Good Hanging (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Book (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mortal Causes (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Let It Bleed (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black and Blue (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hanging Garden (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death is Not the End (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Souls (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Set in Darkness (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Falls (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Resurrection Men (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Question of Blood (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fleshmarket Alley / Fleshmarket Close (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Naming of the Dead (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Exit Music (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Standing in Another Man's Grave (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Saints of the Shadow Bible (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In the Nick of Time (With: Peter James) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Beat Goes On (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Even Dogs in the Wild (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rather Be the Devil (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In a House of Lies (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Long Shadows (Play) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Song for the Dark Times (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Jack Harvey Books

Witch Hunt (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood Hunt (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bleeding Hearts (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Malcolm Fox Books

The Complaints (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Impossible Dead (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Flood (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Watchman (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Westwind (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Doors Open (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

A Cool Head (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Meet and Greet (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Plays

Dark Road (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Beggars Banquet (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Good Hanging and Other Stories (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Rebus's Scotland (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Hellblazer Graphic Novels

Hellblazer: Original Sins (By: ) (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
John Constantine, Hellblazer, Volume 1: Original Sins (By: ) (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hellblazer, Volume One: Original Sins (By: ) (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hellblazer: Dangerous Habits (By: ) (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hellblazer: Bloodlines (By: ) (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hellblazer: The Fear Machine (By: ) (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hellblazer: Hard Time (By: ) (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hellblazer: Good Intentions (By: ) (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hellblazer: Son of Man (By: ) (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Reasons to Be Cheerful (By: Mike Carey) (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hellblazer: Highwater (By: ) (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red Sepulchre (By: Mike Carey) (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stations of the Cross (By: Mike Carey) (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black Flowers (By: Mike Carey) (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Staring at the Wall (By: Mike Carey) (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
All His Engines (By: Mike Carey) (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gift (By: Mike Carey) (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hellblazer (By: ) (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Papa Midnite (By: ) (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hellblazer: The Devil You Know (By: ) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hellblazer: The Family Man (By: ) (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark Entries (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Phantom Pains (By: ) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death and Cigarettes (By: ) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Bibliomysteries Books

The Book of Virtue (By: Ken Bruen) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By: C.J. Box) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book Thing (By: Laura Lippman) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book Case (By: Nelson DeMille) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Acceptable Sacrifice (By: Jeffery Deaver) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Leaves a Bookmark (By: William Link) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Final Testament (By: Peter Blauner) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rides a Stranger (By: David Bell) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Long Sonata of the Dead (By: Andrew Taylor) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book of Ghosts (By: Reed Farrel Coleman) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Compendium of Srem (By: F. Paul Wilson) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
What's in a Name? (By: Thomas H. Cook) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Remaindered (By: Peter Lovesey) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sequel (By: R.L. Stine) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gospel of Sheba (By: Lyndsay Faye) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Nature of My Inheritance (By: Bradford Morrow) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
It's in the Book (By: Mickey Spillane) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Scroll (By: Anne Perry) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book of the Lion (By: Thomas Perry) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Little Men (By: Megan Abbott) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Condor in the Stacks (By: James Grady) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mystery, Inc. (By: Joyce Carol Oates) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Every Seven Years (By: Denise Mina) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Travelling Companion (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Citadel (By: Stephen Hunter) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Reconciliation Day (By: Christopher Fowler) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Dames Don't Sing (By: John Harvey) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Haze (By: James W. Hall) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hoodoo Harry (By: Joe R. Lansdale) (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pretty Little Box (By: Charles Todd) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seven Years (By: Peter Robinson) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hemingway Valise (By: Robert Olen Butler) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Honest Horse Thief (By: Michael Koryta) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By: John Connolly) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Bibliomysteries Books

The Book of Virtue (By: Ken Bruen)(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Scroll (By: Anne Perry)(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By: C.J. Box)(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Acceptable Sacrifice (By: Jeffery Deaver)(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Leaves a Bookmark (By: William Link)(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seven Years (By: Peter Robinson)(2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book Thing (By: Laura Lippman)(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book of Ghosts (By: Reed Farrel Coleman)(2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Long Sonata of the Dead (By: Andrew Taylor)(2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Final Testament (By: Peter Blauner)(2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rides a Stranger (By: David Bell)(2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
What's in a Name? (By: Thomas H. Cook)(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
It's in the Book (By: Mickey Spillane)(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Nature of My Inheritance (By: Bradford Morrow)(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Remaindered (By: Peter Lovesey)(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Compendium of Srem (By: F. Paul Wilson)(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gospel of Sheba (By: Lyndsay Faye)(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sequel (By: R.L. Stine)(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book of the Lion (By: Thomas Perry)(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Little Men (By: Megan Abbott)(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart)(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Every Seven Years (By: Denise Mina)(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Citadel (By: Stephen Hunter)(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Condor in the Stacks (By: James Grady)(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mystery, Inc. (By: Joyce Carol Oates)(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Travelling Companion(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Haze (By: James W. Hall)(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Dames Don't Sing (By: John Harvey)(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Reconciliation Day (By: Christopher Fowler)(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hoodoo Harry (By: Joe R. Lansdale)(2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pretty Little Box (By: Charles Todd)(2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By: John Connolly)(2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hemingway Valise (By: Robert Olen Butler)(2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Honest Horse Thief (By: Michael Koryta)(2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book Case (By: Nelson DeMille)(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Murderous Christmas Stories Books

Murder under the Christmas Tree: Ten Classic Crime Stories for the Festive Season (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder on Christmas Eve (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Very Murderous Christmas: Ten Classic Crime Stories for the Festive Season (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Anthology series.

Publication Order of World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories Books

The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 1 (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 2 (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 3 (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 4 (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 5 (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Master's Choice: Mystery Stories by Today\'s Top Writers and the Masters Who Inspired Them(2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 1(2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 2(2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
One City(2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dangerous Women(2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Penguin Book of Crime Stories(2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ox-Tales: Earth(2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crimespotting(2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Killer Cookbook(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
FaceOff(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jawbreakers(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Daggers Drawn(2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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.

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