A big year for Ian Rankin, and Rebus

Today we say happy 56th birthday to Ian Rankin, and the date also marks the first appearance of Rebus in 1987. “It was 28 April. Wet, naturally,…

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Even Dogs in the Wild

Ian Rankin’s Rebus is back in his 20th novel, and this time the old man is retired. No pipe and slippers for our hero though,…

Andre: Top five books of 2015

This was a year when the big hitters came good. Laura Lippman, Stephen King and Ian Rankin all make my top five, and other famous…

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Even Dogs in the Wild

Written by Ian Rankin — A new Ian Rankin book is always something to celebrate, while one featuring John Rebus deserves extra fanfare. It’s been a…

Gunpowder, plots and new crime books

On the Radar — In England, there’s an old children’s chant promising gunpowder, treason and plot for 5 November. Book publishers seem to have taken…

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Free Killer Crime festival

Friday 13 March won’t be an unlucky day for crime fiction fans. Bookseller Waterstones has teamed up with publisher HarperCollins to stage a free crime…

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Free books in February

Well, under Labour we had the credit crunch, and since then we’ve had five years of austerity under the ConDem coalition. We know things have…

Death Sentences

Edited by Otto Penzler — While crime fiction may be the biggest seller by genre, the dedicated crime bookshop has become an endangered species. In his…