Ian Rankin was born in 1960 in Cardenden, Fife. His best known books are the Inspector Rebus novels. A long list of awards honor this Scotish author’s 25 novels. Rankin has been elected as a Hawthornden Fellow and won the Chandler-Fulbright Award. He has also won two Crime Writers’ Association Dagger prizes for short stories and in 1997 the CWA Macallan Gold Dagger for Fiction for ‘Black and Blue’ (which was also short-listed for the Edgar). He won the Edgar in 2004 for Resurrection Men. In 2005 he was awarded the Cartier Diamond Dagger to mark a lifetime’s achievement in crime writing. In 2008 he won the Crime Thriller Award for Author of the Year, for Exit Music. In June 2002 he was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. VJ Books offers many of Rankin‘s most popular titles.