Ian Rankin Returns With The 20th Rebus
The Orion Publishing Group has announced the welcome return of John Rebus in Ian Rankin’s new novel EVEN DOGS IN THE WILD. It is the twentieth book in the Rebus series and will be published in autumn 2015.
In 2014 Ian had a year’s sabbatical when he took time out to travel, pick some grapes, captain a Scottish crime writer’s 5-a-side football team again their English counterparts, write the introduction to Van Morrison’s Selected Lyrics and generally relax and enjoy life. After his well-earned break Ian Rankin returns with a stunning new novel.
EVEN DOGS IN THE WILD brings together many of Rankin's greatest characters in a story exploring the darkest corners of our instincts and desires.
Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is investigating the death of a senior lawyer during a robbery. But the case becomes more complex when a note is discovered indicating that this may have been no random attack. When local gangster Ger Cafferty receives an identical message, Clarke decides that the recently retired John Rebus may be able to help. He's the only man Cafferty will open up to, and together the two old adversaries might just stand a chance of saving Cafferty's skin.
EVEN DOGS IN THE WILD is the twentieth Rebus novel. The series which began in 1987 is one of crime fiction’s bestselling and most critically acclaimed collections. The first book KNOTS AND CROSSES is now its fiftieth impression, a magnificent achievement and testament to the enduring appeal of Rebus and Rankin who have been topping the bestseller charts for nearly twenty years.
IAN RANKIN is the internationally bestselling author of the Inspector Rebus and Detective Malcolm Fox novels, as well as a string of standalone thrillers. His books have been translated into 36 languages and are bestsellers on several continents. Ian is the recipient of four CWA DAGGER AWARDS and in 2004, won America's celebrated EDGAR AWARD. He is also the recipient of honorary degrees from the universities of Abertay, St Andrews, Hull and Edinburgh and received the OBE for services to literature. He was recently made a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Find out more at www.ianrankin.net
EVEN DOGS IN THE WILD is published in hardback by Orion in autumn 2015 and is available to pre-order now.