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A Song for the Dark Times

Ian Rankin

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Crime & mystery

One of the must-read books of the year - from the iconic Number One bestseller, the one and only Ian Rankin.

'The master storyteller' (Guardian) weaves a gripping story of mystery and suspense, threaded through with some of the most important issues and themes of our time, in the new John Rebus thriller.

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'Ian Rankin is a genius'
LEE CHILD

'Rebus is one of British crime writing's greatest characters: alongside Holmes, Poirot and Morse.'
DAILY MAIL

'Great fiction, full stop'
THE TIMES

'One of Britain's leading novelists in any genre'
NEW STATESMAN

'Worthy of Agatha Christie at her best'
SCOTSMAN

'Whatever he writes, it will be worth reading... Rankin has redefined the genre'
GUARDIAN

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Praise for A Song for the Dark Times

  • Britain's No. 1 crime writer - Mirror

  • Quite apart from their excellence as detective novels, every one of them adds something interesting to our understanding of the social landscape of Edinburgh, which Rankin portrays with such subtlety and sensitivity - The Times

  • Whatever he writes, it will be worth reading... Rankin has redefined the genre and changed publishing expectations of detective fiction - Guardian

  • Pacy, engaging, smart, ingenious, excellently riddled and raddled - what's not to like about Rebus? - Scotland on Sunday

  • One of British crime writing's greatest characters, alongside Holmes, Poirot and Morse...Beautifully told, superbly constructed and utterly engrossing - Daily Mail

  • Loved In a House of Lies. Ian Rankin is a genius - Lee Child

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Masterminds | Rebus' health issues

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Rather Be the Devil | Reading by Ian Rankin #Rebus30

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Rather Be The Devil | Introduction by author Ian Rankin #Rebus30

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Standing in Another Man's Grave - by Ian Rankin

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Ian Rankin discusses his latest book, The Impossible Dead

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Ian Rankin

Born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960, Ian Rankin graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1982, and then spent three years writing novels when he was supposed to be working towards a PhD in Scottish Literature. His first Rebus novel was published in 1987, and the Rebus books are now translated into thirty-six languages and are bestsellers worldwide.Ian Rankin has been elected a Hawthornden Fellow, and is also a past winner of the Chandler-Fulbright Award. He is the recipient of four CWA Daggers including the prestigious Diamond Dagger in 2005. In 2004, Ian won America's celebrated Edgar Award. He has also been shortlisted for the Anthony Award in the USA, won Denmark's Palle Rosenkrantz Prize, the French Grand Prix du Roman Noir and the Deutscher Krimipreis. Ian Rankin is also the recipient of honorary degrees from the universities of Abertay, St Andrews, Edinburgh, Hull and the Open University.A contributor to BBC2's Newsnight Review, he also presented his own TV series, Ian Rankin's Evil Thoughts. Rankin is a No.1 bestseller in the UK and has received the OBE for services to literature, opting to receive the prize in his home city of Edinburgh, where he lives with his partner and two sons. www.ianrankin.net Twitter @Beathhigh

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