Ian Rankin: Inspector Rebus writer pleads with Edinburgh public to help solve mystery of lost wallet

Ian Rankin has taken to social media in the hope of being reunited with a wallet he left on a No.26 bus on Saturday.

The Fife-born, Edinburgh-based crime writer said he lost his credit card wallet on the top deck of the bus – and has pleaded with anyone who finds it to hand it in to Lothian Buses.

Posting on Twitter, the Inspector Rebus writer said: ‘Any Edinburgh folk using No26 bus today – credit card wallet left on top deck. Please do hand in/report! @on_lothianbuses'.

Last year, the 60-year-old said books featuring his most famous literary creation now “make me a seven-figure sum”.


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He also revealed that these days he writes a book every second year, but even in the year he takes off, he still brings in a six-figure sum.

Rankin's most recent Rebus novel, the excellent A Song For The Dark Times, will be released in paperback on April 29.

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Ian Rankin lost his credit card wallet on a No.26 bus.

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