Monday, May 28, 2007

News: Inspector Rebus to Retire ... But May Return

Reuters is reporting that Scottish mystery author Ian Rankin, creator of the acclaimed Inspector Rebus series, will retire his hard-drinking detective hero this year but he might well be back to tackle unsolved cases.

Attendees at The Guardian Hay Festival which runs from May 24th through June 3rd in Hay-on-Wye in Wales were told by Rankin that Rebus would reach mandatory retirement age in the next book scheduled for publication in September.

"There is every possibility that Rebus could be brought back to investigate cases that have not been cleared up," Rankin said. "I don't get the sense yet that the Rebus books are running out of steam." The most recent book in the series, , was the 16th mystery to feature the Scottish detective.

Read the entire article on WashingtonPost.com here.

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