Beggars Banquet (book)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Beggars Banquet
First edition
Author Ian Rankin
Country Scotland
Language English
Genre Short Stories
Publisher Orion Books
Publication date
Media type Print
Pages 320
ISBN 0-7528-5237-X

Beggars Banquet is the second collection of short stories by crime writer Ian Rankin.

It features 21 stories written between 1991 and 2000. The collection features the novella "Death Is Not the End". The story "Herbert in Motion" is concerned with the theft of works of art from the storage facilities of a major Gallery and their replacement with high quality forgeries to avoid detection of the crime, which was also the basis for the 2008 novel Doors Open.

Featured Short Stories:

Trip trap
Someone Got to Eddie
A Deep Hole
Natural Selection
Facing The Music
Principles of Accounts
The Only True Comedian
Herbert in Motion
Unlucky in Love, Unlucky at Cards
Video, Nasty
Talk Show
Castle Dangerous
The Wider Scheme
Unknown Pleasures
In The Frame
The Confession
The Hanged Man
Window of Opportunity
The Serpent's Back
No Sanity Clause
Death Is Not The End