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Ian Rankin

DECEMBER 2015

So that was 2015, then . . .   In my head, I think of it as six months of writing a book, four months of waiting for that book to be published and two […]

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NOVEMBER 2015

Here we are again, then . . .   Publication day for Even Dogs in the Wild is here, and I’m thinking, Where did the year go?   The answer is pretty straightforward – I spent the […]

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DECEMBER 2014 NEWSLETTER

So that was my sabbatical year then…   Yes, I did hardly anything in 2014. Well, there was the US tour (for Saints of the Shadow Bible) in January, but then I had a nice long […]

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SEPTEMBER 2014 NEWSLETTER

It’s been a long time. . .   Some of you will remember that this has been my sabbatical year, in that I’ve not been writing a new novel. That doesn’t mean I’ve not been […]

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DECEMBER 2013 NEWSLETTER

As I write this, I’m just back from a book tour in Canada. Those of you who follow me on Twitter may have noticed just how hectic that was –  no time for record shops, just the […]

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NOVEMBER 2013 NEWSLETTER

Saints of the Shadow Bible – out on Thursday! This Thursday, Detective John Rebus – joined by Malcolm Fox and Siobhan Clarke – is back in my new novel, Saints of the Shadow Bible. Rebus is […]

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JUNE 2013 NEWSLETTER

Well, Standing In Another Man’s Grave is finally out in paperback here in the UK.  As some of you will know, it takes its title from a mondegreen, meaning a misheard song lyric.  For some time, I’d […]

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DECEMBER 2012 NEWSLETTER

Greetings from the road. I’m halfway through December’s UK tour as I write this. I still seem to be on Antipodean time though, having spent much of November on tour in Australia and New Zealand. […]

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MAY 2012 NEWSLETTER

As I write this, Stephen Fry and his merry band are somewhere in Edinburgh, planning to pull off the heist of the century in the TV adaptation of my book Doors Open. I have managed […]

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OCTOBER 2011 NEWSLETTER

This is the calm before the storm.  As I sit down to write this newsletter, publication of The Impossible Dead is less than two weeks away.  I’ve had great feedback from the few people who managed to […]

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SUMMER 2011 NEWSLETTER

That was an exceptionally busy first half of the year.  I began writing The Impossible Dead on January 2nd, and finally finished dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s around the middle of July.  I’m very happy […]

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DECEMBER 2010 NEWSLETTER

Well, I enjoyed my ‘year off’, even though it proved to be every bit as busy as a year when I’m writing a novel.   Those of you who follow me on Twitter (where I’m […]

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