The Westwind cover is here!
Artwork revealed for the re-release of Ian's classic lost thriller in November 2019Full Post
Westwind: coming November 2019
A new edition of Ian's classic lost novelFull Post
In a House of Lies: in paperback May 2019
The No.1 bestselling new Rebus novel arrives in paperback in time for summerFull Post
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Rebus is a professional misanthrope made more cynical by the job he does. A flawed, pessimistic, multi-layered character, he delights in flouting authority; he smokes and drinks; he doesn’t play by the rules.Full Profile
“Big Ger” Cafferty
The gangster who runs Edinburgh, and Rebus’s chief adversary, Cafferty runs a criminal organisation that uses intimidation, bribery and murder to deliver what he wants.Full Profile
Complaints Officer Fox is hardworking and pernickety; a team player, not cynical like Rebus, and not a drinker. Long teetotal, he is an interesting character who is somewhat repressedFull Profile
Siobhan plays by the rules; she’s young and ambitious and she embraces the new techniques of policing. She is the perfect foil to Rebus, and the two develop a grudging respect and friendship.Full Profile
For more than twenty years novelist Ian Rankin has entertained and gripped us with stories of the maverick Detective Inspector Rebus, whose daily grind involves tackling Edinburgh’s grim underbelly. For Rebus, the city is just ‘a crime scene waiting to happen’.
How did Edinburgh inspire such dark stories?