|Strange thought, to be sure.|
What is nice, though, is that the copy of the book I have is the one the author used for her Cheltenham session. She was one of a panel of three crime writers who discussed the genre and gave readings from their books. So not only is it signed to me, but it also has handwritten notes in it, such as: 'Crisis for [the assassin]. Sets him on path to redemption.' and 'Interaction between characters. Push and pull - conflict - driver for thrillers'. Nice insight into the mind of a writer.
Unlike this. I've just been looking back through my 'ideas and snippets' notebook and have come across a line I wrote some time ago. I can't remember when or where, nor do I know what it means: 'Llittle men on handmade stools.' Make of that what you will.