A man in shadows looks out of a window, the sky is red


By Ian Rankin & Simon Reade
Thu 29 August - Sat 7 September 2024
Tickets £25-£45*

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A splendid dinner party in an Edinburgh stately home concludes with a murder mystery game created by the hostess. A murder needs to be solved. But the guests have secrets of their own, threatened by the very game they are playing. And among them is Inspector John Rebus. True crime is his calling. Is he playing an alternative game, one to which only he knows the rules? There are suspects, clues and danger with every twist and turn – and a shocking discovery will send this game called ‘Malice’ hurtling towards a gasp-inducing conclusion.

Sir Ian Rankin is the multimillion-copy award-winning bestseller of over thirty novels worldwide and creator of John Rebus. His books have been translated into thirty-six languages and have been adapted for radio, the stage and the screen. His Rebus novels have dominated the detective fiction market with the ensuing television series ensuring the detective’s legendary status.

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Thursday 29 August – Saturday 7 September, 7.30pm

Saturday 31 August, Thursday 5 September
& Saturday 7 September, 2.30pm:

Sunday 1 September: No performances

*All ticket prices include a £3 per ticket booking fee.

  • 'Ian Rankin: Britain's No. 1 crime writer'