This Week on Well Read TV: Ian Rankin Talks about RATHER BE THE DEVIL

This week on Well Read, award-winning author Ian Rankin will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about his latest installment to the best-selling Rebus series, Rather Be the Devil, released January 31. Here, “legendary but retired Edinburgh detective” John Rebus revisits a decades-old cold case, only to find himself up against “turf battles” with police and “Scotland’s reigning crime lords”, serious corruption, and a relentless race against his own mortality. In the video clip above, Rankin considers his “careful balancing act between not boring long-time readers . . . and not confusing new readers”—while divulging some of Rebus’s more revealing musical preferences.

To watch his full conversation with Jaffe and Gwinn, check your public television affiliate’s schedule and World Channel beginning this Friday, March 31.

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