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  1. Ian Rankin teases Rebus fans with a manuscript photo

    SCOTS author Ian Rankin has teased Rebus fans by Tweeting a picture of his new manuscript. by Jenny Kane

    But avid readers were struggling for clues about the latest detective novel as the pages were shown side-on.

    Some urged the author to “hurry up” and accused him of being a “tease” .

    Rankin warned his followers: “The book will be as long as it needs to be and take as long as necessary”.

    Last month, Rankin, 54, took to Twitter to reveal that his world-famous Edinburgh detective is coming out of retirement once again.

    He has previously spoken about the difficulty of letting go of Rebus.

    The author tweeted: “Update on my new book - here’s the first draft so far…”

    Impatient fan Neal Dobby replied: “Please hurry up......no pressure. Looking forward to reading it.”

    Another, called Richard, said: “Can’t wait! Seems ages since last one. Scheduled for autumn release?”

    Eric Hamilton added: “*tease*”

    While follower Sarah Graham urged Rankin to give more details.

    She wrote: “Are we talkin’ double-sided, single-space, 10 point font? Or single-sided, triple-space, 14 pt.? Need to know how excited to get.”

    A few minutes later exasperated Rankin took to Twitter once again to silence his impatient fans.

    He wrote: “I don’t do page counts or word counts while I’m writing - the book will be as long as it needs to be and take as long as necessary.”

    The Tweet got a round of applause from some fans including from Fiachlá Nó Bhreánchú who responded: “That is such a brave statement.”

    But cheeky Darren McNaney commented: “We’ll see what your editor has to say about that!”

    This is an addendum to previous Rankin article, pub. The Scotsman. Joan

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    Re: Ian Rankin teases Rebus fans with a manuscript photo

    My brother in law's name is Ian Rankin but unfortunately not this one :-)

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