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A Song for the Dark Times By Ian Rankin

A Song for the Dark Times by Ian Rankin

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From the iconic Number One bestseller Ian Rankin, comes one of the must-read books of the year: A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES.

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A Song for the Dark Times: The Brand New Must-Read Rebus Thriller by Ian Rankin

One of the must-read books of the year - from the iconic Number One bestseller, the one and only Ian Rankin.

'The master storyteller' (Guardian) weaves a gripping story of mystery and suspense, threaded through with some of the most important issues and themes of our time, in the new John Rebus thriller.


'Ian Rankin is a genius'

'Rebus is one of British crime writing's greatest characters: alongside Holmes, Poirot and Morse.'

'Great fiction, full stop'

'One of Britain's leading novelists in any genre'

'Worthy of Agatha Christie at her best'

'Whatever he writes, it will be worth reading... Rankin has redefined the genre'

A Song for the Dark Times Reviews

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. -- MICHAEL CONNELLY
Magnificent ... utterly unputdownable and an immersive pleasure. I loved it. -- MARIAN KEYES
An outstanding addition to one of the finest bodies of work in crime fiction. -- MICK HERRON
Only great novels capture the spirit of the age. This is one of them. * THE TIMES *
There is a sense of warmth and freedom in this novel, as though Rebus's retirement has liberated his creator as much as himself. * LITERARY REVIEW *
Rankin's affection for his character remains undimmed, even as he writes with candour about [Rebus's] failure as a father. * THE SUNDAY TIMES *
...masterly storytelling * SUNDAY EXPRESS *
Another class act from a storyteller who makes it seem effortless. * SUNDAY MIRROR *
...a gripping, complex mystery * MAIL ON SUNDAY *
[A Song for the Dark Times] is vintage Rankin - which is to say, the best that the crime genre can currently offer. * FINANCIAL TIMES *
No matter how dark the times, the arrival of a Rankin novel remains one of life's pleasures. -- Matt Nixson * DAILY EXPRESS *

About Ian Rankin

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.

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A Song for the Dark Times: The Brand New Must-Read Rebus Thriller by Ian Rankin
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