Ian Rankin

Book Shambles Author Extra

Before a gig in Edinburgh, Robin sits down backstage with the bestselling crime writer Ian Rankin. They chat about the process of writing popular crime fiction, the great American novel and why Jekyll and Hyde is one of the all time great crime novels.

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Reading List

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Butchering Art by Lindsey Fitzharris

Jerusalem by Alan Moore

Bleak House by Charles Dickens

A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

Rivals by Jilly Cooper

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

Laidlaw by William Mcilvanney 

The Islanders by Pascal Garnier

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