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Detective John Rebus: Twenty-Five Years Later

Twenty-five years will take its toll on anyone. No one knows this better than former detective John Rebus, the star of Ian Rankin’s dazzling crime novels, who now finds himself a retired civilian, peering at cases from the outside.

But even the passage of years can’t bring closure to a cold case, and Rebus has found the ultimate lost cause: the disappearance of a woman from the side of the road with no witnesses, no body, and no suspect. Rankin explains the evocative nature of the road and Rebus’s emotional state as he digs up the past in the new novel, Standing in Another Man’s Grave:

While we see Rebus’s role evolving, so, too, does our understanding of Malcolm Fox:

After listening to a couple minutes of Rankin’s Scottish accent, you’ve undoubtedly whetted your appetite for more. No shame in that—me, too! So as a public service, I’m posting Ian Rankin’s US tour dates:

January 24: Los Angeles, CA
Book Soup at 7pm

January 25: Half Moon Bay, CA
Bay Book Company at 7pm

January 26: Corte Madera, CA
Book Passage at 4pm

January 27: Scottsdale, AZ
Poisoned Pen at 2pm

January 28: Beaverton, OR
Powell’s at 7pm

January 29: Kirkland, WA
University Bookstore at 6:30

January 30: Houston, TX
Murder By The Book at 6:30

January 31: Naperville, IL
Anderson’s at 7pm

February 1: Milwaukee, WI
Mystery One at 5pm

Can you make it to any of the events above? If so, let us know below.