A Good Hanging and Other Stories

A Good Hanging and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by crime writer Ian Rankin.

A Good Hanging and Other Stories
First edition
AuthorIan Rankin
SeriesInspector Rebus
GenreDetective fiction
Published1992 (Century)
Media typePrint

The collection features Ian Rankin's popular Detective Inspector Rebus. The collection is of 12 short stories set in Edinburgh, where Ian Rankin sets almost all of his novels.

These twelve Rebus stories cover a chronological year in his life; "Playback" in March, "A Good Hanging" in August during the Festival Fringe and "Auld Lang Syne" in December.[1]

The Short Stories:

The Dean Curse
Being Frank
Concrete Evidence
Seeing Things
A Good Hanging
Tit For Tat
Not Provan
Auld Lang Syne
The Gentlemen's Club
Monstrous Trumpet


  1. The Beat Goes on Preface, page 1

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