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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, and although takings are up in the Oxford Bar these days he jumps at the chance of getting involved when…
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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 while since we last shared a pint down the Oxford, so a catch-up is long overdue. Is retirement suiting the lugubrious…
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A gazetteer of British crime: Scotland

A sense of place is one of those vital ingredients which can be crucial in a crime fiction novel. Maigret’s rainy Paris suburbs, Marlowe’s neon-lit LA, Harry Hole’s snowy Oslo streets – the locations are inseparable from the characters. Here in Britain we have our own…
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First look: The Rebus short stories

Readers can’t get enough of Edinburgh’s irascible detective, and on 9 October you’ll be able to get you hands on a new Rebus book. Author Ian Rankin’s latest is not a novel though, instead it’s a collection of 27 short stories that run in chronological…
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Saints of the Shadow Bible

Written by Ian Rankin — Since the return of Rebus last year in Standing in Another Man’s Grave, a serial killer investigation that took him on a sinister Scottish road trip, the formerly retired Detective Inspector has been as mischievous as ever while trying to…
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Interview: Ian Rankin

Rebus is back! Just a year since the publication of Standing in Another Man’s Grave, the ex-cop’s comeback that had him working in a cold case unit, now Rebus is an Edinburgh detective once again for the latest book, Saints of the Shadow Bible. He…
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