> Well, there you go, I got the title wrong but the name of the cop
> sheila is Angelique de Xavier (typical bloke, forgetting a girl's name)
Touché! Angel X.
> > I know he worked as a journalist in both Glasgow and Edinburgh, but you
> > might be right about the Aberdeen connection.
> Yep, it says in the bio note that he was born in Glasgow, for sure, but
> also 'He no longer lives in Aberdeen. Yes.' And that he's lived in
> Edinburgh as well as London and Los Angeles. Busy feller.
> I've read a number of the Rebus books. They give me a yen to visit my
> granny's city - but not for too long. It all seems wet and grey and
> narrow but perhaps I've misunderstood.
It is (I'm reluctantly forced to admit) good to visit -- and if you ever do,
check out The Deacon Brodie pub in the Royal Mile. They do an appetising
line in haggis baps, both carniverous and vegetarian, and sell Deacon Brodie
T-shirts (I'm wearing one as I type). Not as grey as Rankin makes out, at
least in the summer, but it can be bloody cold in Princess Street when the
wind is blowing.
> And, yes, there wasn't anything
> there I didn't really misunderstand, though it took me a while to
> figure out Irn-Bru.
Drinking too much of that stuff when I was young(er) is part of the reason
why I've only one tooth left in my jaw.
They're actually trying to market it in England now -- will wonders never