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Author hits out at venue over seating plan

posted 28 Aug 2010, 05:43 by David Rintoul   [ updated 28 Aug 2010, 05:54 ]

He's the creator of the gruff Edinburgh detective with a taste for classic rock.

No doubt Inspector John Rebus would have been proud after author Ian Rankin launched a tirade against an Edinburgh venue for ruining a gig by a cult Sixties idol.

The crime writer used Twitter to slate The Queen's Hall during a concert by celebrated Edinburgh singer-songwriter Bert Jansch.

Mr Rankin complained that the layout of the former church meant he spent the first part of the evening staring at "some bloke's head."