An Evening with Ian Rankin

Thursday 10 November

Chris Gribble from The Writers Center Norwich interviewing best-selling crime writer, Ian Rankin.

 As the UK’s number one bestselling crime writer, Ian Rankin needs no further introduction. We're were delighted and honered that  Ian joined us on the launch of Rather Be the Devil, the 21st book in the Inspector John Rebus series. Eager, loyal fans gathered to hear Ian speak about the book, took the chance to quiz him about it and get their copy of the book signed by the author first!


Some cases never leave you. For John Rebus, forty years may have passed, but the death of beautiful, promiscuous Maria Turquand still preys on his mind. Murdered in her hotel room on the night a famous rock star and his entourage were staying there, Maria's killer has never been found.

Meanwhile, the dark heart of Edinburgh remains up for grabs. A young pretender, Darryl Christie, may have staked his claim, but a vicious attack leaves him weakened and vulnerable, and an inquiry into a major money laundering scheme threatens his position. Has old-time crime boss Big Ger Cafferty really given up the ghost, or is he biding his time until Edinburgh is once more ripe for the picking?

In a tale of twisted power, deep-rooted corruption and bitter rivalries, Rather Be the Devil showcases Rankin and Rebus at their unstoppable best.

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