". . . it's no wonder this new Rankin book [Standing in Another Man's Grave] has hit the bestseller list." ? The Globe and Mail
"With Rankin/Rebus you're not reading so much to find out whodunit ? though, you definitely want to know ? as to spend a few hundred blissful pages in the company of an old friend." ? Calgary Herald
"Is he that much better than everyone else? His sales, reviews, honours and reputation suggest that he is." ? The Globe and Mail
"If the point of crime fiction is to make you think while entertaining you . . . then Ian Rankin definitely does it better than most." ? The Globe and Mail
"Full of the author's dry humour and lovely depicted details of Scottish life, the book is a welcome reunion with an old friend." ? HELLO! CANADA
About the Author
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.