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TIFA Presents: Ian Rankin: A Heart Full of Headstones

November 07 at 7:30pm
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TIFA presents bestselling Scottish crime writer Ian Rankin in conversation about his latest book, A Heart Full of Headstones. Rankin brings fan-favourite Detective Inspector Rebus back to the page for a 24th series instalment with a surprising role reversal: John Rebus is on trial for a crime that could put him behind bars for life. In this fast-paced gripping story, Rankin expertly weaves tense procedural with police politics, acknowledging the changing system and politics of the day. Rebus’s age and traditional approach are challenged, and his methods questioned, as he finds himself on the wrong side of the court room. Join us as acclaimed Canadian author Linwood Barclay talks with Edgar Award-winning novelist Ian Rankin to celebrate the beloved character, Detective John Rebus.

Interviewer: Linwood Barclay

Ticket Info:
Date & Time: November 7 at 7:30pm
Where: Fleck Dance Theatre (207 Queens Quay W, Toronto)
Duration: 75 minutes
Ticket price: $24 – Regular, $12 – Students & Youth

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John Rebus stands accused: on trial for a crime that could put him behind bars for the rest of his life. Although it’s not the first time the legendary detective has taken the law into his own hands, it might be the last.

Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke faces Edinburgh’s most explosive case in years, as a corrupt cop goes missing after claiming to harbour secrets that could sink the city’s police force. But in this investigation, it seems all roads lead to Rebus – and Clarke’s twin loyalties to the public and the police will be tested to their limit.

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Inspired by his decades-long love of cars, internationally bestselling author Linwood Barclay envisions a world in which automotive technology outpaces our wildest dreams—and our darkest nightmares—in a gripping new novel of action and suspense.

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Rankin, Ian - HeadshotSir 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 was knighted for his services to literature and charities in 2022. Photo credit: Hamish Brown.

Linwood Barclay's headshotLinwood Barclay is the New York Times bestselling author of 20 previous novels, and two thrillers for children. His books have been translated into more than two dozen languages. He wrote the screenplay adaptation for his novel Never Saw it Coming and his book The Accident has been made into a TV series in France. His novel No Time for Goodbye was a global bestseller. A native of Connecticut, he now lives in Toronto with his wife, Neetha. Photo credit: Ellis Parrinder.

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