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Ian Rankin is a regular Sunday Times No.1 bestseller and Guardian fastseller. Includes 64 pges of stunning photographs. Rankin is the only author to have ever achieved eight titles simultaneously in the Scottish top ten giving him a place in the Guinness Book of Records. This is the first time Ian Rankin has written about the places and locations that inspired his novels, providing all his many fans with fascinating new insights into his work. Also includes an extract from SET IN DARKNESS. The reviewers have always commented on his ability to bring Scotland alive: 'Rankin is a phenomenon. He has made Edinburgh an imaginary or rather fully imagined city as nobody, except Spark, has done since Stevenson' Spectator. 'Rankin's Rebus novels should be required reading for anyone whose knowledge of Edinburgh has been derived from visits to the Festival' Sunday Telegraph.

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Ian Rankin was born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960. In 1997 he was awarded the CWA Gold Dagger for BLACK AND BLUE. His subsequent Rebus novels have all been international bestsellers. In 2005 he won Crime Thriller of the Year at the British Book Awards for Fleshmarket Close, and was also awarded the prestigious CWA Diamond Dagger. Ian Rankin lives with his wife and two sons in Edinburgh, and has received an OBE for his services to literature. 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. He lives with his wife and two sons in Edinburgh. ?

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Rankin's Rebus novels should be required reading for anyone whose knowledge of Edinburgh has been derived from visits to the Festival - Sunday TelegraphRankin is a phenomenon. He has made Edinburgh an imaginary or rather fully imagined city as nobody, except Spark, has done since Stevenson - SpectatorA must-have for all Rebus fans as the writer, revisiting the rual Scotland of his upbringing, reveals the genesis of his characters - Daily ExpressRebus's Scotland is interesting, particularly for fans of the novels, and nicely produced ... Rankin is such a perceptive observer - Irish TimesAbsorbing analysis ... Rankin blends autobiography, cultural analysis and the process of creative writing into a pure malt - Observer

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