The book that launched Ian Rankin's phenomenal career. Copies of the orginal edition of THE FLOOD sell for well over 1000 on the collectors' market. THE FLOOD has the potential to be perfect 'event publishing' - a must for Rankin fans and book collectors. We have sold almost a quarter of a million copies of FLESHMARKET CLOSE in trade editions so far Ian has an incredibly high profile. As well as being a regular on the bestseller charts in the UK and worldwide, he is also a frequent contributor to a huge range of major magazines, papers, TV and radio programmes.
Ian Rankin was born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960. In 1997 he was awarded the Macallan Gold Dagger for Fiction for Black and Blue. His subsequent Rebus novels have all been international bestsellers. He lives with his wife and two sons in Edinburgh. In 2003, Ian received an OBE for his services to literature.