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.

Tour dates for Ian Rankin’s U.S. tour Dec29

Tour dates for Ian Rankin’s U.S. tour

2014 will see Crime fiction icon Ian Rankin tour the U.S. to support SAINTS OF THE SHADOW BIBLE, the latest novel to feature John Rebus. Rebus is back on the force, albeit with a demotion and a chip on his shoulder. A 30-year-old case is being reopened, and Rebus’s team from back then is suspected of foul play. With Malcolm Fox as the investigating officer is the past and present about to collide in a shocking and murderous fashion? And does Rebus have anything to hide? His colleagues back then called themselves ‘The Saints’, and swore a bond on something called ‘the Shadow Bible’. But times have changed and the crimes of the past may not...

Rankin, Pekkanen and Kerr are featured in this week’s giveaway. Apr12

Rankin, Pekkanen and Kerr are featured in this wee...

This week , in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, we are giving away copies of Philip Kerr’s A MAN WITHOUT BREATH (Signed Advanced Reader’s Copies) , Ian Rankin’s STANDING IN ANOTHER MAN’S GRAVE (Signed) and Sarah Pekkanen’s THE BEST OF US. A MAN WITHOUT BREATH by Philip Kerr Berlin, March, 1943. A month has passed since the stunning defeat at Stalingrad. Though Hitler insists Germany is winning the war, commanders on the ground know better. Morale is low, discipline at risk. Now word has reached Berlin of a Red massacre of Polish officers in the Katyn Forest near Smolensk. If true, the message it...

Ian Rankin is bringing back John Rebus this Fall Jun06

Ian Rankin is bringing back John Rebus this Fall

One of the most beloved mystery protagonists is returning after a five year hiatus. On his website, Ian Ranklin announced that his next book, STANDING IN ANOTHER MAN’S GRAVE, will feature both Detective Inspector John Rebus and Malcom Fox, Rankin’s current character. It’s twenty-five years since John Rebus appeared on the scene, and five years since he retired. But 2012 sees his return in STANDING IN ANOTHER MAN’S GRAVE. Not only is Rebus as stubborn and anarchic as ever, but he finds himself in trouble with Rankin’s latest creation, Malcolm Fox of Edinburgh’s internal affairs unit. Added to which, Rebus may be about to derail...

Coming to America Mar09

Coming to America

Ah, the calendar says it’s less than a week until Ian Rankin hit’s the U.S. with his American tour for THE COMPLAINTS. First stop, Cambridge. For other tour stops see the Hachette Group author tour site.He’ll be in my home town of Milwaukee on March 19th, noon at Mystery One Books. Mystery One is the kind of brick and mortar store readers love but is small for an author of this renown. Be prompt.Late in 2002 I wrote of Rankin’s John Rebus series, “It’s hard to say where the strength in this series is because there are no weaknesses.” I am a hard core Rebus fan. When Rankin announced he was ending...