The Complete Short Stories: "A Good Hanging", "Beggars Banquet", "Atonement"

The Complete Short Stories: "A Good Hanging", "Beggars Banquet", "Atonement" : The Complete Short Stories

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Ian Rankin has amassed an incredible portfolio of short stories, which all share the best qualities of his phenomenally popular novels. Now his two critically acclaimed short story collections - A GOOD HANGING and BEGGARS BANQUET - come together in one volume, along with ATONEMENT - a new Rebus story, written especially for this collection. A GOOD HANGING - Twelve Inspector Rebus mysteries, including the hanging of a student during the Edinburgh Festival, a gruesome arson attack, and the apparent witnessing of a miracle. Step off the tourist trail and into the macabre heart of Rebus's Edinburgh. BEGGARS BANQUET - Ranging from suburban murders to the sinister workings of a serial killer's mind, here are twenty-one tales all bearing the hallmark of great crime writing. Included are seven Inspector Rebus mysteries, and the Dagger award-winning story 'Herbert in Motion'. ATONEMENT - When Rebus comes to the aid of an old friend, he uncovers some hard-to-swallow truths about life, and death, at a local home for the elderly.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 544 pages
  • 162 x 232 x 52mm | 938.95g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752869345
  • 9780752869346
  • 1,031,376

About Ian Rankin

Since publishing his first Rebus novel in 1987, Ian Rankin has won a host of prizes and become a worldwide bestseller. Ian lives with his family in Edinburgh, where in 2003 he received an OBE for services to literature.show more

Review quote

'From macabre suburban murders to the criminal trail of Inspector REbus' Edinburgh, these sinister tales won't disappoint' VOYAGER 'Ian Rankin has amassed a thumping portfolio of short stories - all every bit as good as his hugely successful novels' BELFAST TELEGRAPH 'The range and the overall quality of this collection is impressive OBSERVER 'Whether you're a diehard fan of Edinburgh's most famous fictional detective, or one of the few who've yet to experience the mastery of Rankin, you'll find all the elements of compulsive reading - great twist and inventiveness so engrossing it's sunburn waiting to happen' DAILY RECORDshow more

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