Collected together for the first time, these short stories from the modern-day master of crime writing represent the very best of Ian Rankin's repertoire. Selected from ten years' worth of material, they are taken from magazines, radio and journals. They include seven tales starring Rankin's outstanding creation, Inspector John Rebus and this paperback edition includes the novella 'Death is Not the End'.
Stretching from suburban murders of loved ones to the sinister workings of a serial killer's mind and from a bent cop with a terminal approach to his work to a hitman who gets more than he bargained from in a crowded fairground, these tales not only explore the inner life of a city like no other. For the streets of Edinburgh have seen more than their fair share of blood. With Beggars Banquet, Ian Rankin once again demonstrates all the powers that have made him a consistent number one bestseller. Including two CWA Dagger-winning tales, these stories show a writer of incredible range and a storyteller at the height of his powers.