It is really a pleasure to meet Ian Rankin. He is much more a people person and funny. He create this character Rebus and then this character has an independent character in his mind that he finds out through writing.
The personality is there. But the background take real research by talking to people, cops and journalists.
He also write about real environment, streets and bars. This is a fun thing that now there is a Rebus tour that run locally. Given me an idea on writing story if I ever want to write one.
Detective story for him is a way how he understand the world. On social and political issue.
It is wonderful. And plus I got my book signed.