We are delighted to welcome Ian Rankin to Ely to celebrate the return of Inspector Rebus! Standing in Another Man’s Grave follows Rebus’ return to action after a long retirement, investigating of a series of new disappearances and getting himself into hot water left, right and centre. Once again the political ramifications of Rebus’ stubborn efforts to bring miscreants to justice threaten to overwhelm him. Ian Rankin has been a huge figure in British crime fiction for many years, and remains the master of intricate plots, the gritty world of ‘tartan noir’, and clever characterisation. The creator of one of the most brilliant sleuths ever, he is well known for being a fascinating and witty speaker, whose clear-eyed yet affectionate views of Scottish life should remain well read for many years to come.