Ian Rankin on Nicola Sturgeon, writing about the police after Sarah Everard and his new book The Rise

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By Steve Dinneen “Some people in my local pub have started asking ‘Where’s your horse? Where’s your suit of armour?’ – other than that, it hasn’t made a blind bit of difference.” Sir Ian Rankin is talking about his recent knighthood, an accolade about which he seems equal parts proud and embarrassed. “The only other Scottish author who’s got one is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. So I thought, yeah, I fancy that. My mum and dad would have been chuffed to bits if they’d still been alive. My wife was more conflicted about it than I was.” He’s speaking to me over Zoom, not from his adopted home of Edinbu…

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