Rankin's A Song for the Dark Times hits the high note in top spot

Rankin's A Song for the Dark Times hits the high note in top spot

Ian Rankin's A Song for the Dark Times (Orion) has clearly struck a chord with the book-buying public, reaching a crescendo in its first full week on sale and hitting the UK Official Top 50 number one spot.

It sold 21,929 copies in its second week in the chart, leapfrogging not only the previous week's overall number one, Kate Garraway's The Power of Hope (Bantam), but also claiming the Mass Market Fiction number one from Maggie O'Farrell's Hamnet (Tinder Press).

This is Rankin's ninth overall pole in the chart since Resurrection Men (Orion) in October 2002 and his 14th week in the Mass M...

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