Beggars Banquet: Pt.3

Beggars Banquet: Pt.3

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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 mystery novels. 10 years ago, A Good Hanging - Ian's first short story collection - demonstrated this talent and now after nearly a decade at the top of popular fiction, Ian is releasing a follow-up. This is the third of three volumes on audio which include all twenty-one stories of the Beggars Banquet book, read unabridged. The Wider Scheme reveals more than first meets the eye. Unknown Pleasures looks at the new millennium from the dark side. Inspector Rebus investigates a blackmail in In The Frame. The Confession, which started out as a radio piece, is set in a police interview room. A hitman gets more than he bargained for in a crowded fairground in The Hanged Man. Rebus learns a thing or two from a veteran jailbreaker in Window of Opportunity. The Serpents Back explores the seedy side of Edinburgh in the 1790s. And in No Sanity Clause Rebus sees his girlfriend kissing Santa Claus. All bear the hallmark of great crime writing.
The hugely versatile James Macpherson relishes the variety of characters.
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  • Audio cassette
  • 108 x 140 x 18mm | 117.93g
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Unabridged
  • 0752856219
  • 9780752856216

About Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin is probably Britain's top crime writer. His first Rebus novel was published in 1987. The books are now in translation, as well as being increasingly popular in the USA. Ian Rankin has been a Hawthornden Fellow and is winner of the Chandler-Fulbright Award as well as two Crime Writers' Association 'Daggers' for short stories: his novel Black and Blue won the 1997 Gold Dagger. He lives in Edinburgh and is married with two sons. James Macpherson has played DCI Jardine in Taggart for sixteen years, and has acted on stage in plays as diverse as The Taming of the Shrew and works by Hamish Wilson. He has presented a regular books programme for Radio Scotland - for which he has interviewed Ian Rankin. He won a Gold Award for his reading of Strip Jack at the Spoken Word Awards 2004. He lives in Glasgow.
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