©PA Media (Jane Barlow/PA) L-R Lesley Kelly & Ian Rankin
Rankin, creator of the Rebus series of detective novels, said: “It will be great to establish a new series of literary lunches in Edinburgh.
“Food, wine and books – what could be better?”
Lin Anderson is best known for her bestselling series featuring forensic scientist Dr Rhona MacLeod, while Lesley Kelly has spent the past few years writing the Health of Strangers series, set in an Edinburgh beset by a killer virus.
Tickets can be reserved on a first come, first served basis by emailing email@example.com.
Payment will only be requested closer to the event, with tickets priced at £60 per person.
The first Literary Lunch will take place on Thursday March 18 and guests will receive a three-course lunch with champagne on arrival and refreshments.