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Over the years, Ian Rankin has amassed an incredible portfolio of short stories. Published in crime magazines, composed for events, broadcast on radio, they all share the best qualities of his phenomenally popular Rebus novels. Brought together for the first time, and including brand new material, this is the ultimate Rebus short-story collection and a must-have book for crime lovers and for Ian's millions of fans alike. No Rankin aficionado can go without it.
Closing date: 31/08/2020
Ian Rankin has found it difficult to write finis to the career of his long-serving protagonist DI Jack Rebus, and recently brought him back in Standing in Another Man’s Grave. With The Beat Goes On, we are given what is described as ‘The Complete Rebus Short Stories’, and it’s a cherishable collection – except, perhaps, for the fact that it isn’t quite complete. The first story, ‘Dead and Buried’, presents us with a relatively young Rebus making his mark at Summerhall station in the 1980s, and it’s a strong curtain-raiser to an enjoyable collection, frequently displaying the playfulness that is characteristic of the author (as evinced by the references to popular music in his titles). Not all of the writing here is vintage Rankin, but the hit ratio is very much on the plus side, and the short stories function as a good introduction to those unfamiliar with Rebus.
Publication date: 09/10/2014
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||9th October 2014|
|Publisher:||Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
Ian Rankin was born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960, Ian Rankin graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1982, and then spent three years writing novels when he was supposed to be working towards a PhD in Scottish Literature. His first Rebus novel was published in 1987, and the Rebus books are now translated into thirty-six languages and are bestsellers worldwide. Ian Rankin has been elected a Hawthornden Fellow, and is also a past winner of the Chandler-Fulbright Award. He is the recipient of four Crime Writers' Association Dagger Awards including the prestigious Diamond Dagger in 2005. In 2004, Ian won America's ...More About Ian Rankin