Re: RARA-AVIS: Christopher Brookmyre

From: Peedie Monk (
Date: 19 May 2002

----- Original Message ----- From: "T.Kent Morgan" <>
>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
> fight" which could lead to something hardboiled. I have been trying to
> 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.

Hi Kent should have what you're after.

>P.S. I still haven't read the book, but this is the first
> time I ever heard him compared to Hiaasen.

Several sources have made the comparison, and if you read him you'll see that for once it's pretty much justified. Brookmyre himself stated at a reading that Hiaasen is one of his favourite authors and he never misses one of his books.

Al Guthrie

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