Scottish author Ian Rankin, at The Oxford Bar, Edinburgh, favoured by his fictional character Detective Inspector John Rebus. Photo: Alamy

Author Ian Rankin on 30 years with John Rebus, irascible detective who is his greatest fictional creation

Novelist who’s the star at this year’s Hong Kong International Literary Festival looks back at the sleuth’s creation and evolution, and explains why retiring the hard-headed policeman has proven impossible

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Scottish author Ian Rankin, at The Oxford Bar, Edinburgh, favoured by his fictional character Detective Inspector John Rebus. Photo: Alamy
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