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Ian Rankin News

IAN RANKIN MARKS THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF JOHN REBUS

2017 marks the thirtieth anniversary of one of crime fiction’s greatest characters, John Rebus, created by one of the world’s leading crime writers, Ian Rankin.   On 28th April the Orion Publishing Group announced news of […]

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IAN ANNOUNCES THE TITLE OF HIS NEXT REBUS NOVEL

Stop press!   Ian has announced today that the title of his new novel will be Rather be the Devil.   John Rebus, now a couple of years into his retirement finds himself drawn into a […]

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A QUESTION OF BLOOD COMES TO BBC RADIO 4

Ian Rankin’s Number 1 bestseller A Question of Blood has been dramatized for radio and will be broadcast in two parts. Tune to BBC Radio 4 on Saturday, 13 February from 14.30 to listen to the first part, then […]

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IAN’S END OF YEAR ROUND + A GIVEAWAY

WIN A SIGNED COPY OF EVEN DOGS IN THE WILD!   2015 is almost drawing to a close, and as a final treat, Ian has given us a round up of the books and music […]

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IAN RANKIN JOINS WATERSTONES’ BUY BOOKS FOR SYRIA CAMPAIGN

  This week, Waterstones, the UK’s biggest bookseller announces its ‘Buy Books for Syria’ campaign, with the goal to raise one million pounds for Oxfam’s Syria Crisis Appeal.   From Thursday 1st October, Waterstones booksellers […]

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CHANGING RELATIONSHIPS IN EVEN DOGS IN THE WILD

IAN DISCUSSES HOW THE KEY RELATIONSHIPS HAVE CHANGED IN THIS NOVEL

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DARK ROAD OUT NOW IN PAPERBACK

Dark Road, Ian Rankin’s first stage play, is now available in paperback. First performed at Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum Theatre in 2013, it was co-written by the Royal Lyceum’s Artistic Director Mark Thomson. It’s been 25 […]

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WHERE TO START READING RANKIN

IF YOU ARE NEW TO IAN’S BOOKS, WE HAVE PICKED A FEW TO START WITH   Starting to read books by an author with a large backlist can be daunting. Where do you start? If […]

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THE REBUS BOOKS IN ORDER

THE WHOLE SERIES, ORGANISED IN THE ORDER THEY WERE ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED   John Rebus is one of the most enduring characters in crime fiction, first appearing in Knots & Crosses in 1987. Each of the novels is […]

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WELCOME TO MY NEW LOOK WEBSITE!

Welcome to my new-look website!   I’m not sure that Rebus would approve – he still thinks of fax machines and cassette decks as new technology – but this is the place to find out […]

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THE SOCIAL CONTEXT

REAL TIME WRITING   ‘What I usually get first is a theme – which comes from something I’m interested in or some question that’s been bugging me’ Ian Rankin   Ian Rankin has written the […]

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CRIME SCENE EDINBURGH

‘The past was certainly important to Edinburgh. The city fed on its past like a serpent with its tail in its mouth’ The Black Book   There is more to Edinburgh than its history, architecture […]

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