Crime Writer Faces Fearsome Double Act

Ian Rankin
Ian Rankin

By Karen Clark

Best-selling author Ian Rankin will come face to face with Edinburgh’s most evil double acts,  when he opens a new museum this morning.  The crime writer will ‘meet’ the notorious grave robbers Burke and Hare in the form of ‘life face masks’ in St Andrews today.

Rankin is no stranger to the more gruesome side of life as he constantly writes about murder, deceit and scandal in his popular Rebus books. He recently won author of the year at the ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards beating of competition from Lee Child, Robert Harris and Peter James.

On Monday 1st December, Rankin will be at Waterstone’s in Dunfermline to give a talk and sign books for fans. This is a free event and tickets are available from the store which is located in the Kingsgate Centre. The author will be signing copies of his most recent book, ‘Doors Open’. To read a review of this book click on the link below:

   http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2008/sep/20/fiction.ianrankin