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In a House of Lies

Written by Ian Rankin — We’re at book 22 in the Rebus series, so surely things will be feeling a little tired now? Rebus himself is retired, off the cigarettes and puffing on an inhaler. His visits to the Oxford Bar are few and far…
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RebusFest is coming to Edinburgh

It all started on 19 March 1987. That’s the date Knots and Crosses, the very first Rebus novel, was released. To celebrate 30 years of the great Scottish detective, author Ian Rankin and publisher Orion Books are to stage RebusFest in Edinburgh. The city is…
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Rather Be the Devil

Thirty years a crime author, 21 Rebus novels, and Ian Rankin is still going strong. Having retired and later returned to the force to help solve cold cases, John Rebus has always scratched his head about one particular murder. The socialite Maria Turquand was found…
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Rather Be the Devil

Written by Ian Rankin — John Rebus might have retired from the police in 2007, but he just couldn’t stay away from the action. Since his return in Standing in Another Man’s Grave four years ago, Rebus has been helping his old department solve cold cases. One…
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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, the grass percolating water as John Rebus walked to the grave of his father, dead five years to the day,”…
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