Author(s): Ian Rankin
WITCH HUNT, BLEEDING HEARTS, COLD BLOOD: Three thrillers by mega-seller Ian Rankin, writing as Jack Harvey 'Rankin's ability to create a credible character, delivering convincing dialogue to complement sinister and hard-hitting plots against vividly detailed atmosphere, is simply awesome' Time Out 'His fiction buzzes with energy ...Essentially he is a romantic storyteller in the tradition of Robert Louis Stevenson ...His prose is as vivid and terse as the next man's yet its flexibility and rhythm give it a potential for lyrical expression which is distinctively Rankin's own ...Rankin controls the material with extraordinary authority and even delicacy ...Rankin ranks alongside P.D. James and Michael Dibdin as Britain's finest detective novelist' Scotland on Sunday 'Rankin's prose is understated, yet his canvas of Scotland's criminal underclass has a panoramic breadth. His ear for dialogue is as sharp as a switchblade. This is, quite simply, crime writing of the highest order' Daily Express
Over one million Rebus novels in print in Orion livery BLACK & BLUE won the CWA Gold Dagger in 1997 DEAD SOULS a Sunday Times top three bestseller in both hardback and paperback
Ian Rankin lives with his wife and two sons in Edinburgh having returned from a six year sojourn in France.