It's being reported that Rankin will continue writing Rebus.
Of course, I don't automatically believe anything they report about Rankin anymore, because the speculation has been rampant. Just the other day I read that he wouild be writing comics when he stopped writing Rebus... today he's still going to write Rebus... I think it doesn't have to be one or the other, but whatever.
The nice thing about this is, people obviously care. What more could you hope for as a writer? Certainly beats the alternative of people not giving a shit if your character fades into oblivion or not.
Which, in a way, is too bad. People fixate on Rankin writing Rebus, when it isn't Rebus that Rankin writes best*.
But enough of my Rankin commentary. Still, this is hopeful news for Rankin fans, and all the people who (knowing I was going to Harrogate this year) begged me to persuade Ian to continue the series. Believe me, I had nothing to do with it - it's a conversation I never had. I just think he's tempted by the idea of going retro with the music selections.
* Not that I don't love Rebus.