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.
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.
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.
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.
Magnificent ... utterly unputdownable and an immersive pleasure. I loved it.
An outstanding addition to one of the finest bodies of work in crime fiction.
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.
THE SUNDAY TIMES
Another class act from a storyteller who makes it seem effortless.