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  • None 00:00:00 None 23:59:59 Pacific/Auckland IAN RANKIN: WRITING REBUS 6-7pm The Charles Luney Auditorium


Sunday 14 May 2017

Ian Rankin once threatened to retire his famous anti-hero, John Rebus, but, to his fans’ delight, Rebus refused to ‘go gentle into that good night’. Now, 30 years since he brought the detective to life, Ian Rankin is back with another Rebus mystery, Rather Be the Devil, a tale of twisted power, deep-rooted corruption and bitter rivalries. ‘I had no idea when I published Knots and Crosses in 1987 that Rebus would still be sharing his adventures – and misadventures – with me,’ says Rankin, whose crime novels have gained global acclaim and made him an international bestseller. We are thrilled to bring one of the world’s most popular and well-respected crime writers to our city to talk about his work and passions with Christchurch coroner Marcus Elliott.

The Autumn Season in association with Auckland Writers Festival runs from 14-17 May 2017. For the full programme, visit