Crime writer Ian Rankin has confirmed Inspector Rebus will return in a new novel out later this year called Standing in Another Man’s Grave.
The Edinburgh-based author said there was “unfinished business” with Inspector John Rebus and the latest story was the “perfect fit” for him.
The detective last appeared in Exit Music, published in 2007.
Mr Rankin said: “I felt there was unfinished business between the two of us. He had never really gone away but was working for Edinburgh’s cold case unit.”