Ian Rankin, the evil that inspired him
The best-selling crime novelist tells Books of My Life about his PhD on Muriel Sparks including a fascinating link between Robert Louis Stevenson and a criminal from the 18th century
Ian Rankin never thought he'd be a crime novelist. Having now sold more than 30 million crime novels, however... Books of My Life host Rupert Hawksley speaks to Rankin about his much-loved Detective Rebus and reveals which famous crime writer has never read.
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Updated: October 30, 2019 09:29 AM