He'd started reading it and somehow lost it!
Eventually I asked for details of the plot to help me narrow down the choices.
He said 'It's the one where Rebus has retired'
No wonder I couldn't find it, the Rebus books are written by Ian Rankin!
£5.42 spent in the supermarket on bread, eggs and oranges and £13.72 in the butcher's and green grocer. I bought 12 sausages, pigs chee...