Ian Rankin reveals first plot details of new Rebus book A Song for the Dark Times

Crime writer Ian Rankin has recorded a lockdown video to reveal the first plot details of his new Rebus novel A Song for the Dark Times - and insist it has nothing to do with the coronavirus pandemic.

Ian Rankin's 23rd Rebus novel will be published in October.
Ian Rankin's 23rd Rebus novel will be published in October.

The best-selling Edinburgh author's latest book will see the former detective head to the far north of Scotland to help his daughter after she comes under suspicion over the disappearance of her partner.

Rankin has told how he began writing the new book in the autumn at a time when he was increasingly worried about "where the world was headed."