Ian Rankin

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The best recent crime and thrillers – review roundup
The Dark Remains by William McIlvanney and Ian Rankin; Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty; Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden; The Whistleblower by Robert Peston; and The Wrong Goodbye by Toshihiko Yahagi

Laura Wilson

17, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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I don’t know why Jackie Leven isn’t better known – he should be revered
As the late Scottish troubadour gets his first greatest hits album, novelist and collaborator Ian Rankin recalls his relationship with this chronicler of alienation and fragile masculinity

Ian Rankin

20, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Jessie Greengrass: 'Frog and Toad Are Friends contains one of the best jokes ever written'
The author on underrated ‘great of feminist literature’ Gaudy Night, looking forward to every Ian Rankin novel, and never finishing Middlemarch

Jessie Greengrass

19, Mar, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Ian Rankin: 'Why does it take celebrity voices for disabled people to be heard?'
Scotland’s pre-eminent crime writer joins broadcaster Jo Whiley berating ‘woeful’ treatment of people with learning difficulties over Covid

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

19, Feb, 2021 @12:15 PM

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Ian Rankin hits out at lack of Covid jab advice for people with learning disabilities
Crime writer accuses governments of ignoring people like his 26-year-old son, who is in a care home

Libby Brooks

17, Feb, 2021 @3:37 PM

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Ian Rankin to complete William McIlvanney’s final novel The Dark Remains
Due out next year, the novel will see the Rebus creator fill out notes for another Laidlaw mystery left by the revered Scottish crime writer on his death in 2015

Alison Flood

05, Dec, 2020 @6:01 AM

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The best recent thrillers – review roundup
Former Labour deputy leader Tom Watson makes a winning debut

Alison Flood

02, Nov, 2020 @8:30 AM

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‘With Edinburgh empty, we’re seeing our city through tourists’ eyes’
Novelist Ian Rankin and other locals walk Edinburgh’s locked-down, tourist-free streets, and discover parts of the city they never knew existed

Peter Ross

12, Jul, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Lee Child on Jack Reacher: 'I don't like him that much'
Author says he takes a hard-hearted approach to character and planned to kill him off

Alison Flood

27, Jun, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Scenes for Survival review – Brian Cox is Inspector Rebus under lockdown
Ian Rankin’s stalwart detective struggles with self-isolation in one of six quarantine-themed short films from the National Theatre of Scotland

Mark Fisher

27, May, 2020 @9:00 PM

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Top 10 Scottish crime novels
Scottish novelists from William McIlvanney to Ian Rankin and Denise Mina deliver all the gut-punch thrills of crime without forgetting its human cost

Craig Robertson

27, May, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Theatres create first online programmes of new work in response to Covid-19
Brian Cox is among stars appearing in digital productions commissioned by the UK’s swiftly adapting arts venues, written by playwrights in isolation

Chris Wiegand

23, Mar, 2020 @1:52 PM

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