Spend an hour with Ian Rankin as he converses with Craig Sisterson about his writing and his new novel 'Standing in Another Man’s Grave'.
It is twenty-five years since Rebus first appeared in 'Knots and Crosses', and five years since he retired. In 'Standing in Another Man’s Grave' not only is Rebus as stubborn and anarchic as ever, but he finds himself in trouble with Ian Rankin's latest creation, Malcolm Fox of Edinburgh's internal affairs unit. Added to which, Rebus may be about to derail the career of his ex-colleague Siobhan Clarke, while himself being permanently derailed by mob boss and old adversary Big Ger Cafferty.
But all Rebus wants to do is discover the truth about a series of seemingly unconnected disappearances stretching back to the millennium. The problem being, no one else wants to go there – and that includes Rebus' fellow officers. Not that any of that is going to stop Rebus. Not even when his own life and the careers of those around him are on the line.
Since Rebus’ first appearance in 1987 the novels have gained global acclaim, become international bestsellers and won Ian Rankin numerous awards. Rebus has become one of the most significant characters in crime fiction and has “changed the way people imagine Edinburgh” (SCOTSMAN). Rebus’ retirement in 2007 brought a huge outcry from his fans and hit headlines across the UK. His return will be one of the most hotly anticipated literary events of 2012.