National Crime Reading Month

Ian Rankin and Mick Herron in conversation

South-east England (inc. London) & East Anglia

Event Type:Dual author event
Event Organiser:Waterstones, with Canongate and Soho Press
Booking Link:https://www.waterstones.com/events/ian-rankin-and-mick-herron-in-conversation-at-waterstones-piccadilly/london-piccadilly
Ticket Price:£14

St Giles-in-the-Fields, 60 St Giles High St, London, WC2H 8LG

Venue accessibility:

There is level wheelchair access to the church and a disabled toilet.

Join bestselling crime and thriller authors Ian Rankin and Mick Herron as they celebrate the publication of their books The Dark Remains (co-written with William McIlvanney) and Bad Actors.

Mick’s eighth instalment of Slough House thriller, Bad Actors, finds Jackson Lamb embroiled in double dealing and the hunt for a missing agent as the rest of the slow horses add their own distinctively chaotic magic to the mix. William McIlvanney’s pioneering Laidlaw series changed the face of crime fiction, including inspiring the creation of Rebus. When he died in 2015, McIlvanney left an unfinished manuscript portraying Laidlaw’s first case; now, Ian Rankin has completed his idol’s novel, bringing to life the criminal world of 1970s Glasgow, and Laidlaw’s relentless quest for truth, in The Dark Remains.

Mick Herron is the Sunday Times bestselling author of the Slough House thrillers, which have won two CWA Daggers, been published in 20 languages, and are the basis of a major TV series starring Gary Oldman as Jackson Lamb. He is also the author of the Zoë Boehm series, and the standalone novels Reconstruction and This is What Happened.

Ian’s first novel Summer Rites remains in his bottom drawer, but his second novel, The Flood, was published in 1986, while his first Rebus novel, Knots & Crosses, was published in 1987. The Rebus series is now translated into twenty-two languages and the books are bestsellers on several continents. A regular contributor to BBC2’s Newsnight Review, he also presented his own TV series, Ian Rankin’s Evil Thoughts on Channel 4 in 2002 and Rankin on the Staircase for BBC Four in 2005. The Dark Remains has been shortlisted for The British Book Awards 2022 Crime and Thriller Book of the Year.

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