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.