From bestselling Ian Rankin, winner of the 1997 CWA Macallan Gold Dagger for fiction for Black & Blue, come the early Inspector Rebus novels, gathered in one volume for the first time.
Knots & Crosses has Rebus hunting a killer who taunts police with messages made out of knotted string and matchstick crosses. In Hide & Seek, a junkie found dead in an Edinburgh squat is regarded as just another overdose, until Rebus finds it looking more like murder every day. And Tooth & Nail sees Rebus drafted down to London to assist in the hunt for a killer known as the Wolfman, after his penchant for taking bites out of his victims. A sterling chance to catch up on Rebus career. Quite simply, crime-writing of the highest order (Daily Express)
Ian Rankin is the multimillion-copy worldwide bestseller of over thirty novels and creator of John Rebus. His books have been translated into thirty-six languages and have been adapted for radio, the stage and the screen.
Rankin is the recipient of four Crime Writers' Association Dagger Awards, including the Diamond Dagger, the UK's most prestigious award for crime fiction. In the United States, he has won the celebrated Edgar Award and been shortlisted for the Anthony Award. In Europe, he has won Denmark's Palle Rosenkrantz Prize, the French Grand Prix du Roman Noir and the German Deutscher Krimipreis.
He is the recipient of honorary degrees from universities across the UK, is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Edinburgh and a Fellow of The Royal Society of Literature, and has received an OBE for his services to literature.