Award-winning Scottish mystery writer Ian Rankin will be in conversation with recently retired Seattle Times' book editor, Mary Ann Gwinn, to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of his popular Inspector Rebus series from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636.

Library events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Parking in the Central Library garage will be available for $6 after 5 p.m.

In Rankin's latest book, "Rather Be the Devil," John Rebus is incapable of settling into his retirement and investigates a cold case from the 1970s involving a gorgeous and wealthy female socialite who was found dead in a bedroom at one of Edinburgh's most luxurious hotels. No one was ever found guilty, but the scandalous circumstances of the murder have kept the town talking for over forty years. Now, Rebus has his own reasons to investigate, but his inquiries quickly make him some very dangerous and powerful enemies who will stop at nothing to ensure that the case remains unsolved and the gossip falls on deaf ears.

Rankin is an internationally best-selling novelist and the recipient of an Edgar Award, a Gold Dagger for fiction and the Chandler-Fulbright Award. He lives in Edinburgh, Scotland with his wife and two sons.

This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, and media sponsor The Seattle Times and presented in partnership with University Book Store. Books will be available for purchase and signing.