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Beer with Ian Rankin

To celebrate the return of Inspector Rebus in The Saints of the Shadow Bible, we offered one lucky Rebus fan the chance to meet Ian Rankin in Edinburgh's Caledonian Brewery - to sample Ian and Rebus' favourite tipple, Deuchars IPA.

With a goldfish named Rebus, Beth Joyce impressed us with her demonstrated devotion to her literary idol, and so we were delighted to send her to Edinburgh to meet the man himself - and here's what she had to say about her day:

"Not only did I get to see a beautiful city and finally see the places I had read about in the Rebus novels, but also tour the Caledonian Brewery and meet Ian Rankin himself. He was lovely and so down to earth. I truly had a wonderful time. I have attached a photograph of my time there (one of many)."