Ian Rankin – You’re Booked

It’s our 150th episode! And we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than to welcome a true literary legend to the podcast: Ian Rankin! Ian is a broadcaster, musician, playwright and the globally renowned, multi-million-selling author of the Rebus crime novels, amongst many others. His latest book is the Amazon Original The Rise. We talked to Ian about Muriel Spark, using crime books as a travel guide, writing routines and his love for Jilly Cooper. Find out more about Daisy’s Creative Confidence Substack and her Writing CourseHERE or email: creativeconfidenceclinic@gmail.com. Find out more about all the books mentioned on the episode by visiting https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/booked


Daisy Buchanan – Limelight

Ian Rankin – The Rise

Muriel Spark – Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Muriel Spark – Hothouse by the East River

Alain Robbe-Grillet – Last Year at Marienbad

Muriel Spark – The Drivers Seat

Muriel Spark – Girls of Slender Means

Muriel Spark – Loitering With Intent

Reginald Hill – Asking Fo the Moon

Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl

Robert Louis Stevenson – Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Anbara Salam – Hazardous Spirits

Evelyn Waugh – Vile Bodies

Muriel Spark – The Bachelors

Arthur Conan Doyle – Complete Sherlock Holmes

James Hogg – The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner

Anthony Burgess – A Clockwork Orange

Joseph Heller – Catch 22

Mario Puzo – The Godfather

Ken Kesey – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Robin Moore – The French Connection

William Peter Blatty – The Exorcist

Dorothy Whipple – Someone at a Distance

Ian Rankin – The Flood

Ian Rankin – Knots and Crosses

Ian Rankin – Watchman

Graham Greene – Human Factor

Ian Rankin – Westwind

Michael Connelly – Desert Star

James Ellroy – LA Confedential

Lawrence Block – A Drop of the Hard Stuff

William McIlvanney – Laidlaw

Denise Mina – The Long Drop

Anita Nair – Cut Like Wound

Thomas Pynchon – Short Stories

Stieg Larsson – Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Henning Mankell – Faceless Killers

Jo Nesbo – The Snowman

Hanya Yanagihara – A Little Life

Alasdair Gray – Poor Things

Alasdair Gray – Lanark

John Niven – Oh Brother

Jilly Cooper – Tackle

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