The Naming of the Dead (Mass Market Paperback)

By Ian Rankin

Little, Brown and Company, 9780316018869, 592pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (4/4/2016)
Paperback (11/15/2010)
Hardcover (4/1/2007)

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The leaders of the free world descend on Scotland for an international conference, and every cop in the country is needed for front-line duty...except one. John Rebus's reputation precedes him, and his bosses don't want him anywhere near Presidents Bush and Putin, which explains why he's manning an abandoned police station when a call comes in. During a preconference dinner at Edinburgh Castle, a delegate has fallen to his death. Accident, suicide, or something altogether more sinister? And is it linked to a grisly find close to the site of the gathering? Are the world's most powerful men at risk from a killer? While the government and secret services attempt to hush the whole thing up, Rebus knows he has only seventy-two hours to find the answers.

About the Author

Ian Rankin is a #1 international bestselling author. Winner of an Edgar Award and the recipient of a Gold Dagger for fiction and the Chandler-Fulbright Award, he lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, with his wife and their two sons.

Praise For The Naming of the Dead

"The fifty-something Rebus is surely one of the most rounded, warts-and-all characters in modern crime fiction. . . . Those who want to plunge deep into a world of convincing characters and brilliantly rendered atmospherics can't do much better than this."
-Washington Post

"For Rankin's
fans all over the world, Rebus is the ideal sleuth."
-The New Yorker

"There is a reason this guy is a #1 bestseller all over the world. Pick up The Naming of the Dead, read the first few pages, and then thank me later."
-Harlan Coben

"The best living British crime writer."
-Lee Child