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.