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A Song for the Dark Times: The Brand New Must-Read Rebus Thriller Hardcover – 1 Oct. 2020

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ian rankin, rebus, a song for the dark times, mark billingham, john grisham, lee child, peter james

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For more than three decades Ian Rankin has been out in front of the pack, delivering the best books out there, raising the bar each and every time. A Song For The Dark Times proves it. This is Rankin at his best, Rebus at his best, storytelling that meets the moment and transcends all genres and expectations. -- MICHAEL CONNELLY

Magnificent ... utterly unputdownable and an immersive pleasure. I loved it. -- MARIAN KEYES

An outstanding addition to one of the finest bodies of work in crime fiction. -- MICK HERRON

Only great novels capture the spirit of the age. This is one of them. ―

There is a sense of warmth and freedom in this novel, as though Rebus's retirement has liberated his creator as much as himself. ―

Rankin's affection for his character remains undimmed, even as he writes with candour about [Rebus's] failure as a father. ―

...masterly storytelling ―

Another class act from a storyteller who makes it seem effortless. ―

...a gripping, complex mystery ―

[A Song for the Dark Times] is vintage Rankin - which is to say, the best that the crime genre can currently offer. ―

No matter how dark the times, the arrival of a Rankin novel remains one of life's pleasures. -- Matt Nixson ―

About the Author

<p>Ian Rankin is the multimillion-copy worldwide bestseller of over thirty novels and creator of John Rebus. His books have been translated into thirty-six languages and have been adapted for radio, the stage and the screen.<br><br>Rankin is the recipient of four Crime Writers' Association Dagger Awards, including the Diamond Dagger, the UK's most prestigious award for crime fiction. In the United States, he has won the celebrated Edgar Award and been shortlisted for the Anthony Award. In Europe, he has won Denmark's Palle Rosenkrantz Prize, the French Grand Prix du Roman Noir and the German Deutscher Krimipreis.<br><br>He is the recipient of honorary degrees from universities across the UK, is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Edinburgh and a Fellow of The Royal Society of Literature, and has received an OBE for his services to literature.<br><br>Website: IanRankin.net<br>Twitter: @Beathhigh<br>Facebook: IanRankinBooks</p>

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ); First Edition (1 Oct. 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 336 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1409176975
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1409176978
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 16 x 3.4 x 23.6 cm
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Ian James Rankin, OBE, DL, FRSE (born 28 April 1960) is a Scottish crime writer, best known for his Inspector Rebus novels.

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