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Manuscripts, typescripts, working papers, and published extracts of the novels of Ian Rankin., 1984-2018.

Identifier: MSS.50310-50445

Scope and Contents

This series contains manuscripts and typescripts of, and associated working papers for, novels, novellas and graphic novels by Ian Rankin. The working papers include, variously, synopses, research material, development notes, and evidence of editorial interventions. With these also are papers relating to the process of publication: some administrative, particularly contracts, and promotional materials; others, including advertisements and cover proofs, concerning actual publication. Additionally, published extracts of a small number of Rankin’s novels are held.


  • Creation: 1984-2018.


Conditions Governing Access

Normal access conditions apply.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.


148 Volumes

Language of Materials



The series is arranged by the following categories: Police procedurals; Thrillers; The Flood; Watchman; Unpublished; Novellas; Graphic Novels; Various novels; Anthologies; and Publications (extracts).

Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

Archives and Manuscript Division
National Library of Scotland
George IV Bridge
Edinburgh EH1 1EJ
0131 623 3700