Tuesday, February 18, 2003

Meet the Author

• The author: Scotsman Ian Rankin, whose moody Inspector Rebus series has made him the #1 mystery writer in the U.K.

• The book: Resurrection Men (Little, Brown; $19.95).

• The plot: John Rebus is in it up to his neck, again. This time, Edinburgh's rogue cop is shipped off to reform school after he tosses a cup of coffee at his boss (a former lover, no less). He finds himself in a class of misfits in which it's far from clear who are the bad cops and who are the good ones. The class inquiry into an old case is overlapping a current case and, inevitably, putting Rebus' life in danger.

• The signings: 7 p.m. Monday, Books & Co., Town & Country Shopping Center, 350 E. Stroop Road,Kettering (937) 298-6540; and 1 p.m. March 1, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Madison and Edwards roads, Norwood, (513) 396-8960.

Hot act 50 Cent drops in to rap
Movies look for locations
Ready for your screen test?
Lawyers get cooking to help the hungry
Teacher likes to study sales
Get to It: A guide to help make your day
Badu takes time to give Bogart's her total act
Ice, snow don't chill partygoers
Tristate Best Sellers List
Meet the Author
Technology news