A couple of articles below for my American friend from today's Scottish edition of the Times: how our brave tartan-tinted crimefighters helped inspire the foundation of the FBI. The pieces concentrate on one tiny element of a much wider new study of the FBI, by Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones, whose earlier work on the CIA got big reviews on both sides of Atlantic.
So I've gone for the token Scottish line, but then I'm selling my stories to Scotland. When I get a big commission from the New Orleans Bugle, I'll give you more about New Orleans, OK? In the meantime, if you want more, read Rhodri's book.