Journalist's first novel is launched
Ranscombe adds a twist to deadly tale
David Robinson, books editor of The Scotsman, quizzed the paper’s former business correspondent about the book which Ranscombe said drew on archives from the newspaper for its authenticity.
It is essentially a story about “what if?”, said the author. “Burke was hanged bug we don’t really know what happened to Hare.”
The story assumes that Hare followed his Irish brethren and emigrated to America.
Ranscombe, now freelancing and contributing to Daily Business, last night read an extract from Hare. He said he may return to the historical fiction genre in future books.
Hare is published by Knox Robinson Publishing.