Ian Rankin and Prof Sue Black in conversation

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Lovers of crime fiction won’t want to miss this video of renowned crime author Ian Rankin in conversation with the expert forensic anthropologist, Professor Sue Black.

Ian Rankin is one of the world’s best known crime writers, creator of the hugely popular Inspector Rebus novels, as well as a string of stand-alone thrillers. Rankin’s newest novel Even Dogs in the Wild, the 20th Inspector Rebus novel, was published in November 2015.

Professor Sue Black is a leading forensic anthropologist and the Director of the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification at Dundee University. Her forensic expertise has been crucial to a number of high-profile criminal cases. She founded the British Association of Human Identification in 2001, the same year in which she received an OBE for her services to forensic anthropology in Kosovo.

In this RSE ‘Talk Science’ event, Ian Rankin and Sue Black discussed how forensic science is represented in crime literature.


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