In any year Detective Inspector John Rebus can expect gang warfare, murder, assault and battery at the very least. The scarce true first edition of this book of 12 Short Stories on Instpector Rebus. Cover differs to one shown. He was disconcerted by their classification as genre fiction. Archived from on 23 September 2015. The collection features Ian Rankin's popular Detective. Rankin at the title page with a small hanging gallows drawing.
This copy is also signed by Mr. Not enough, but a tantalizing start. Source Rating Date Reviewer The Spectator. First edition Author Country Scotland Language English Series Genre Published 1992 Media type Print Pages 253 A Good Hanging and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by crime writer. Orion an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd.
Laying off the booze seems to help: there's less depressive self-reflection than usual except the obligatory mulling over how he's failed as family man and friend, and a few too many ostensibly appropriate music-references , and for once the people he has to worry about most -- Sammy, Candice, Sammy's boyfriend, some colleagues -- are generally in considerably more danger than he is. 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. Fine in fine dust jacket. Things get off to a relatively bad start in Playback, not least because the clever idea behind it all isn't very clever, but rather entirely transparent from the first. Edinburg is a city unlike any other.
His 15 police procedurals featuring the dour Scottish Detective Inspector John Rebus are beginning, at last, to attract a devoted--and deserved--following in this country. It doesn't allow for easy character development or much intricacy, two things that readers have come to expect from Ian Rankin's John Rebus novels. Not much to go on here, but Rankin allows himself a nice dark touch to its final resolution, and it would have made a nice sub-plot in one of the novels. Archived from on 1 September 2012. All overseas shipping is via Airmail. The 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. Martins has just published this, Rankins 1992 collection of short stories, and I cant think of a better Penzler Pick, January 2002: Ian Rankin is now the United Kingdoms bestselling crime writer.
Published by and starring of. The Gentlemen's Club is the other truly underdeveloped story in the collection. . Ian Rankin is also the recipient of honorary degrees from the universities of Abertay, St Andrews, Edinburgh, Hull and the Open University. Encouraged by his English teacher, he persisted and graduated in 1982 from the , where he also worked on a doctorate on but did not complete it. . They made their live debut at the music festival on 28 July 2018.
Hard Cover in the Dust Jacket. And girlfriend Patience hovers near too. Even the appearance of an Inspector Cluzeau visiting from France in the last story can be forgiven, though that exercise in a traditional whodunit story is among the weaker mysteries. Even 10 years ago, when he was writing these stories, Rankin was a writer of great gifts. Many of the sculptures made reference to the work of Rankin, and an eleventh sculpture was a personal gift to him. Step off the tourist trail and into the macabre heart of Rebus's Edinburgh. Dubbed Tartan Noir by James Ellroy, Rankins tales are set in Edinburgh.
In 2013, Rankin co-wrote the play with Mark Thomson, the artistic director of the. He has taught at the university and retains an involvement with the. A Good Hanging contains a dozen short stories set in Edinburgh and involving Inspector Rebus. Archived from on 19 January 2013. In Being Frank, a homeless man, from his unique perspective on the park bench, is able to give Rebus the information he needs to break up a scam by local neer-do-wells. He thought his first novels, and , were mainstream books, more in keeping with the Scottish traditions of and even. Orion an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd.
The mysteries tend to hinge on small details -- an alibi furnished by the roar of a crowd at a goal scored at a football game, for example -- and there are a fair number of things that aren't quite what they seem at first. In 2011 were deposited around Edinburgh as gifts to cultural institutions and the people of the city. A lot of what Rebus has to deal with gets very personal, and that's a problem: Never get personally involved: it was the golden rule. He has also written a title. The play, which marked Rankin's play-writing debut, premiered at the Lyceum Theatre, , in September 2013. Others are strictly throwaway entertainments, a simple idea Rankin wants to toy with.
All my books are carefully packed and I make every effort to send orders the same day. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. Archived from on 3 December 2012. Bound in purple boards, stamped in gold. Signed by the author on the title page. The collection is of 12 short stories set in , where Ian Rankin sets almost all of his novels.