Monday, November 13, 2006

Fact or fiction

Three of my favourite authors - Denise Minna, Christopher Brookmyre and Ian Rankin - all have a scene in one of their books in which someone is tied to a chair and killed. In the Rankin the guy tied to the chair manages to get to a window and jump out, but he's impaled on a fence.

Now, all three authors are Scottish and the books came out around the same time, so I'm wondering, was this account based on a real event?

What I found really cool was how all three had very different backstories for the crime that all made sense.

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