Ian Rankin’s Knots And Crosses Turns 30 Mar19

Ian Rankin’s Knots And Crosses Turns 30

March 19th 1987 saw the first of the John Rebus books hit the book shelves and it was the beginning of an amazing career both for the character and the author. Ian Rankin is now one the best selling mystery authors in the world and among readers he is always a favorite.   Like Ian, John Rebus lives and works in Edinburgh. Ian has become something of a celebrity appearing on numerous TV shows and is often sought out for his opinions on numerous topics.  My thinking is that it’s because Ian is a really clever and lovely man.   John Rebus has also gone on to become a celebrity and has had his own TV show and radio plays. Rebus...

Ian Rankin reads Not Just Another Saturday Night Aug05

Ian Rankin reads Not Just Another Saturday Night

On the 11th, Little Brown will release Ian Rankin’s THE BEAT GOES ON: The Complete Rebus Stories. Recently, Orion, Ian’s U.K. publisher, released this clip of the author reading Not Just Another Saturday Night, a story from the collection. For the few unfortunate souls that are not familiar with Ian’s work, Rebus is John Rebus, a Scottish policeman whose drive, and tendency to speak his mind, often puts him at odds with his superiors, friends and family. Ian’s writings seem more influenced by the hard boiled genre than the typical U.K. police procedural. This collection features tales that span John’s long...

Author Work-Space: Rankin, Korpon, Swierczynski

Another in our series of author workspaces. as always click on pictures to see them larger, and please, no wagering.   Ian Rankin: Yes, it’s the back room at the Oxford Bar in Edinburgh, where Rebus goes to drink and I go to think. People send mail to me there. People offer me ideas for stories there. Full-blown characters may occasionally wander in and hold court. In effect then, this is my office; it’s just that I write the books elsewhere. Nik Korpon: Important things to note about the picture, from right to left: -That weird edge on the longboard is from the iPhone panorama, not wiping out and snapping the board...

O’Bryan, Rankin and Todd featured in this week’s giveaway Jan31

O’Bryan, Rankin and Todd featured in this we...

Crimespree magazine,  in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page,  is giving away copies of  Laurence O’Bryan’s THE MANHATTAN PUZZLE, Ian Rankin’s SAINTS OF THE SHADOW BIBLE and Charles Todd’s HUNTING SHADOWS THE MANHATTAN PUZZLE by Laurence O’Bryan A global puzzle. A secret symbol. A conspiracy that ends in death. An international cover-up that could change the course of history… Sean has been tracking a symbol from another age. It provides a clue to a barbaric conspiracy. A puzzle with an answer feared for millenia. When Isabel wakes to find Sean hasn’t come home she doesn’t worry. At first....

Ian Rankin on The Craig Ferguson show Jan29

Ian Rankin on The Craig Ferguson show

Last Friday, Ian Rankin appeared on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson. If you have not already done so, be sure to pick up a copy of Rankin’s SAINTS OF THE SHADOW BIBLE…John Rebus at his best.