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A Good Hanging : Dark Tales From Rebus's Edinburgh - Ian Rankin

A Good Hanging

Dark Tales From Rebus's Edinburgh

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Published: 7th December 2010
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A Good Hanging contains twelve remarkable, gritty stories starring Detective Inspector John Rebus in his home city of Edinburgh, as only Ian Rankin can portray it: not just the tearooms and cobbled streets of the tourist brochures, but a modern urban metropolis with a full range of criminals and their victims--blackmailers, peeping Toms, and more than one kind of murderer. It's a city like any other, a city that gives birth to crimes of passion, accidents, and long-hidden jealousy, and a city in which criminal minds find it all too easy to fade into the shadows. As dedicated readers of the series well know, nobody is better equipped to delve into Edinburgh's back alleys and smoky pubs than Rebus, and no one better able to illuminate his world than Ian Rankin.

A...but beautifully written series. "The New York Times Book Review"" "A...but beautifully written series." --The New York Times Book Review A...but beautifully written series. The New York Times Book Review" "A...but beautifully written series." -- "The New York Times Book Review"

Included Short Stories:
Playback
The Dean Curse
Being Frank
Concrete Evidence
Seeing Things
A Good Hanging
Tit For Tat
Not Provan
Sunday
Auld Lang Syne
The Gentlemen's Club
Monstrous Trumpet
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.

Visit Ian Rankin's Booktopia Author Page


ISBN: 9780312653514
ISBN-10: 0312653514
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 253
Published: 7th December 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.34 x 13.72  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.32