Ian Rankin and the ethics of crime fiction

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Writer Ian Rankin has suggested that crime fiction should invoke a self-conscious interrogation of the dark underside of society, that readers should subsequently be drawn toward an ethical engagement with the world around them. The author considers the implications of this ethical potential with reference to Rankin's depictions of postdevolution Scotland.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-63
Number of pages11
JournalClues - Bowling Green Ohio
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • ian rankin
  • scottish literature
  • ethics
  • post devolution
  • nationalism

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