Re: RARA-AVIS: Christopher Brookmyre

From: Brian Thornton (
Date: 19 May 2002

At 12:23 PM 5/19/02 -0500, you wrote:
>Al Guthrie wrote:
> >Anyone who likes Hiaasen may want to check out Christopher Brookmyre,
> >particularly with British HB month approaching. Brookmyre's often
> >as a Scottish Carl Hiaasen. As far as I'm aware, he isn't published in
> >North America, but all his books are easily available this side of the
> >Atlantic.
>I don't know how available Brookmyre is in the U.S., but his first four or
>five trade paperbacks have recently been remaindered in Canada at a price in
>the $5-6 range. He toured Canada a couple of years ago. Now can Al or any
>other Rare-Avian provide me with the correct words and the source for the
>verse that has as its first line "One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night"
>which Brookmyre used as a title? The second line is "Two dead men got up to
>fight" which could lead to something hardboiled. I have been trying to find
>out ever since Brookmyre was here, but I couldn't attend to ask him. Ever
>since then those lines keep coming back to me and people have provided
>several additional lines that differ slightly plus suggested a number of
>different sources. P.S. I still haven't read the book, but this is the first
>time I ever heard him compared to Hiaasen.


I'll look for these titles next weekend while I'm in Vancouver. Great book stores up there.



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