A student has gone missing in Edinburgh. She's not just any student, though, but the daughter of well-to-do and influential bankers. There's almost nothing to go on until DI John Rebus gets an unmistakable gut feeling that there's more to this than just another runaway spaced out on unaccustomed freedom. Two leads emerge: a carved wooden doll in a toy coffin, found in the student's home village, and an Internet role-playing game. The ancient and the modern, brought together by uncomfortable circumstance..."Rankin continues to be unsurpassed among living British crime writers...He makes the reader feel part of the scene, and enhances the experience with his virtuosity with dialogue...But all these virtues would count for little if Rankin didn't also possess the most important asset of them all - the ability to tell a damned good story." - "The Times".
- Paperback | 496 pages
- 110 x 178 x 31mm | 270g
- 15 Dec 2005
- Orion Publishing Co
- Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
There was a huge amount of media coverage for the launch of the new Rebus starring everyone's favourite - Ken Stott. It was broadcast on Bank Holiday Monday 2 January It was Pick of the Day in in: DAILY TELEGRAPH SUNDAY TELEGRAPH - Seven THE TIMES SUNDAY TIMES THE INDEPENDENT THE INDEPENDENT - THE INFORMATION THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY MAIL ON SUNDAY OBSERVER SUNDAY EXPRESS - S magazine DAILY MIRROR HEAT TIME OUT GLASGOW HERALD magazine SUNDAY HERALD (Pick of the Week) There were profile interviews with Ken Stott in RADIO TIMES and THE TIMES There was a mention in Jim Shelly's column in DAILY MIRROR.
About Ian Rankin
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 twenty-two languages and are bestsellers on several continents. 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 celebrated Edgar Award for 'Resurrection Men'. He has also been shortlisted for the Edgar and Anthony Awards in the USA, and won Denmark's Palle Rosenkrantz Prize, the French Grand Prix du Roman Noir and the Deutscher Krimipreis. Ian Rankin is also the recipient of honorary degrees from the universities of Abertay, St Andrews and Edinburgh. A contributor to BBC2's 'Newsnight Review', he also presented his own TV series, 'Ian Rankin's Evil Thoughts'. He recently received the OBE for services to literature, opting to receive the prize in his home city of Edinburgh, where he lives with his partner and two sons.