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Exit Music

 

Exit Music

Exit Music
Author Ian Rankin
Country Scotland
Language English
Series Inspector Rebus
Genre Detective novel
Publisher Orion Books
Publication date
6 September 2007
Media type Print
Pages 496
ISBN
OCLC 122283613
Preceded by The Naming of the Dead
Followed by Standing in Another Man's Grave

Exit Music is the seventeenth crime novel in the internationally bestselling Inspector Rebus series, written by Ian Rankin. It was published on 6 September 2007. The title was released simultaneously by Rankin himself at the Edinburgh International Book Festival and by a special promotion featured on internet music networking site last.fm, arranged by the publisher to celebrate the theme of music which has run throughout the series. The cover was also revealed on the site. Rankin has mentioned that his character Siobhan Clarke may in some way continue the franchise. The book is named after the Radiohead song "Exit Music (For a Film)".

Plot summary

Just a week before Rebus’s retirement, Rebus and Clarke are investigating the death of a famous Russian exile poet who was mugged and beaten to death on King's Stables Road. Then a sound recordist with close ties to the dead Russian poet turns up dead. Rebus searches for the killer of both men but is suspended for his over-enthusiastic interrogations and getting on the wrong side of powerful Scottish bankers and politicians. His last three days before retirement are spent working from his flat, trying to solve the case.

Awards

Won, ITV3 Crime Thriller Award for Author of the Year, 2008 (awarded to Ian Rankin).[1]

Ian Rankin announces the title at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

References

  1. ^ Allen, Katie (2008-10-06). "Rankin and P D James pick up ITV3 awards". theBookseller.com. Retrieved 2008-10-06. 

External links

  • Exit MusicIan Rankin reads the opening to on Guardian Unlimited's Books Blog
  • Last.fm Rankin page
  • Extraction from Ianrankin.net


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