Customarily laconic: Ian Rankin, creator of Rebus. Photograph: Ulf Andersen/Getty

Recently retired, the former Inspector Rebus returns to the ranks of the Edinburgh police in Ian Rankin’s Saints of the Shadow Bible (Orion, €20.50), (...)

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Weekend in... Edinburgh

Tourists descend on Edinburgh every August for the Edinburgh International Festival, a citywide celebration of theatre, music, opera and dance perf(...)

Crime writer Ian Rankin has written a novella inspired by the music of guitarist Rory Gallagher. The book is being published as part of a compilation (...)

Evil intent: a common thread in crimewriting is the question, ‘What makes a person want to commit murder?’. Photograph: Istockphoto

If you’re a regular consumer of crime fiction you can’t help but notice that among the murders, mysteries and mayhem lurks a small but signific(...)