Ian Rankin’s depictions of a hard-nosed and unforgiving Edinburgh blasted the city’s genteel, chocolate-box image and helped usher in a new wave of Scottish crime writing. With his 21st instalment of the Inspector Rebus series currently on shelves, Rather Be The Devil, Ian talks to fellow crime author Michael Robotham (Close Your Eyes) about what it takes to create a great crime novel, and walking the sometimes blurry line between real life and fiction.
Michael Robotham (Australian)
Michael Robotham is a former journalist and ghostwriter, whose psychological thrillers have been translated into 25 languages and won numerous awards. His standalone novel, The Secret She Keeps, has been made into a six-part TV drama to be screened on Network 10. Michael's most recent novel is Good Girl, Bad Girl.