Beggars Banquet

Author(s): Ian Rankin


Over the years, Ian Rankin has amassed an incredible portfolio of short stories. Published in crime magazines, composed for events, broadcast on radio, they all share the best qualities of his phenomenally popular Rebus novels. Ranging from the macabre ('The Hanged Man') to the unfortunate ('The Only True Comedian') right back to the sinister ('Someone Got To Eddie') they all bear the hallmark of great crime writing. Of even more interest to his many fans, Ian includes seven Inspector Rebus stories in this collection ...


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Reissued in the stunning new livery alongside EXIT MUSIC - new in paperback. Ian Rankin is a regular No.1 bestseller and Guardian fastseller. He has won numerous awards, including the CWA Gold Dagger and the Edgar Award. Ian Rankin makes up more than 10% of all UK crime sales. He also constantly gets excellent reviews: 'Masterfully plotted, clear and succinct' Scotsman 'BEGGARS BANQUET is a reminder that the tapas lunch of a collection of stories can be just as enjoyable as a novel's three-course meal' Sunday Times 'The short stories demonstrate in miniature the extraordinary extent and range of Rankin's output, his evocation of character and atmosphere as well as narrative pace' Scotland on Sunday 'A superior collection of chilling crime thrillers from the master of characterisation ... explore the gritty underworld of Edinburgh and prove a fascinating insight into the minds of the dangerous and the deadly' OK! 'Each story perfectly judged and bearing all the hallmarks of a writer at the peak of his powers. Great summer reading' Time Out 'This collection proves that Rankin is a skilled practitioner of the difficult art of crime fiction in miniature' Sunday Times Culture

Ian Rankin is a regular No.1 bestseller, and has received numerous awards, including the Diamond Dagger. He lives with his family in Edinburgh, and in 2003 received an OBE for his services to literature.

General Fields

  • : 9781409102373
  • : 104129
  • : 104129
  • : 0.264
  • : July 2008
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 23mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : 384
  • : 823.914
  • : 1
  • : Paperback
  • : Ian Rankin