^ I've seen Rankin a couple of times too at the Vancouver Writer's Festival, and I agree, he's very entertaining (the same cannot be said of some of my other favourite authors). One of the times he appeared with Quentin Jardine, and the theme of the discussion was Edinburgh as a "character" in their books. Very interesting discussion. I think I would have had the same reaction as Rankin re: Rebus and Siobhan. Mind you, if you've read Standing in Another Man's Grave ... Spoiler Rebus would be a better choice for Siobhan than that ass-hat DCI she was seeing.