I discovered John Rebus in 2002, on a trip to Canada. It was almost winter and a cool place to hang with my wife was the Eaton Centre and the Chapters (or Indigo) inside it. There I discovered The Falls there, attracted by the stylish cover and for the good reviews on the back. I decided to give it a try and after that I was hooked. Read all the other books by Ian Rankin.
Sadly he decided to retire John Rebus in his latest book. I will miss Edinburgh (for a while maybe) and I will miss John and Siobham. Thanks for the ride, it was fun.