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List of the best Ian Rankin books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Ian Rankin is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. He is known for his crime novels, especially those featuring Inspector Rebus. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Ian Rankin who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

These books, like Black & Blue and Beggars Banquet include images when available. What are Ian Rankin's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.

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Fleshmarket Close is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ian Rankin Books
Fleshmarket Close Ian Rankin

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Hide and Seek is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ian Rankin Books
Hide and Seek Ian Rankin

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Black & Blue is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ian Rankin Books
Black & Blue Ian Rankin

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A Question of Blood: An Inspec... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ian Rankin Books

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Exit Music is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ian Rankin Books
Exit Music Ian Rankin

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Tooth and Nail is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ian Rankin Books
Tooth and Nail Ian Rankin

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Resurrection Men is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ian Rankin Books
Resurrection Men Ian Rankin

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Knots and Crosses is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ian Rankin Books
Knots and Crosses Ian Rankin

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The Falls is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ian Rankin Books
The Falls Ian Rankin

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Let It Bleed is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ian Rankin Books
Let It Bleed Ian Rankin

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The Hanging Garden is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ian Rankin Books
The Hanging Garden Ian Rankin

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Dead Souls is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ian Rankin Books
Dead Souls Ian Rankin

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The Naming of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ian Rankin Books

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Beggars Banquet is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ian Rankin Books
Beggars Banquet Ian Rankin

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The Black Book is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ian Rankin Books
The Black Book Ian Rankin

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Strip Jack is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ian Rankin Books
Strip Jack Ian Rankin

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The Complaints is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ian Rankin Books
The Complaints Ian Rankin

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A Good Hanging is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ian Rankin Books
A Good Hanging Ian Rankin

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The Flood is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ian Rankin Books
The Flood Ian Rankin

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Set in Darkness: An Inspector ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ian Rankin Books

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A Cool Head is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ian Rankin Books
A Cool Head Ian Rankin

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Blood Hunt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ian Rankin Books
Blood Hunt Ian Rankin

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Westwind is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ian Rankin Books
Westwind Ian Rankin

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Mortal Causes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ian Rankin Books
Mortal Causes Ian Rankin

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Bleeding Hearts is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ian Rankin Books
Bleeding Hearts Ian Rankin

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Watchman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Ian Rankin Books
Watchman Ian Rankin

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Witch Hunt is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Ian Rankin Books
Witch Hunt Ian Rankin, Wendy Corsi Staub