15. January 2008 · Comments Off · Categories: Books, Links, Ramble

CLAIRE WASHBURN
The Medical Examiner
Meet Claire Washburn, Claire is black and heavyset; she always jokes, “I’m in shape…round’s a shape.” Claire is wise, confident, kind and the Chief Medical Examiner for San Francisco. She is married to Edmund, a kettle drum-player in the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. Claire and Edmund have two teenage sons. Her tattoo: an outline of a butterfly just below her waist. She also goes by the nickname “Butterfly” and has it embroidered on her lab coat at work.

This is from a description of a character in a James Patterson novel. I read it here.

I rarely see the timpani called kettle drums these days. Do people still call them that?

Oh well. I do figure I’ll pick up one of the books now. Maybe.

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