FAMED Scots crime writer Ian Rankin has had a mysterious bag of evidence left for him at his favourite haunt.
The author frequently has post and messages left for him at The Oxford Bar – a pub near Edinburgh’s upmarket George Street – which also features heavily in his detective series.
In the past the 55 year-old has even had “weapons and panties” left by dedicated fans at his favourite bar – who sometimes travel hundreds of miles to visit the drinking hole.
But the latest addition to the set off oddities left for him is a mysterious bag marked “evidence.”
Rankin tweeted a nonchalant message to his 90,000 followers on Thursday, showing a pile of books and an official-looking evidence bag – the kind a detective might use.
He captioned the picture: “Picked up my mail from the Oxford Bar…”
Markings on the bag read: “Evidence – to be opened by authorized personnel only.”
The author left no further comment on whether the evidence was a prop – or something more sinister – and the contents still remain unknown.
Ian Rankins’ new Rebus novel – Even Dogs in the Wild – is scheduled to be released in November 2015.
The series now boasts 20 full length novels as well as countless short stories, TV, film and stage adaptations.