In fact, I believe Lepine killed thirteen students; one of the victims was a university employee. And the school's name is University of Montreal, not Montreal University. (Think the switch makes no difference? Tell a Princeton University graduate that he went to the University of Princeton, or a University of North Carolina alumna that she went to North Carolina University.)
On the plus side is Ammunition's argument between Brant and Porter Nash over who wrote "The First Cut is the Deepest":
"Know who wrote that song?"
Without hesitation, Porter said:
Brant laughed, said:I loved this because I recently had the same discussion with someone, though in less colorful terms. Like Brant, I was right.
"Fucking money from a baby, money for old rope ... it was Cat Stevens."
Porter felt he already had the twenty in his wallet ... Cat Stevens ... yeah, right.
And now, readers, what errors, little slips in detail, drive you nuts?
P.S. Apparently I am not the only one with this question on my mind. It's a Crime! (or a mystery...) has just posted a dispatch about the Harrogate Crime Writing Festival that mentions a panel called Getting it Right, "about the need for accurate detail when setting novels in the past." It's important for novels set in the present, too!
© Peter Rozovsky