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Naming the Bones by Louise Welsh

Naming the Bones

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Loaded with Welsh's trademark wit, insight and gothic charisma, this adventure novel weaves the lives of Murray and Archie together in a tale of literature, obsession and dark magic.

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Naming the Bones by Louise Welsh

Some secrets are best left buried knee-deep in the mud of an ancient burial ground, a winter storm raging around him, and at least one person intent on his death: how did Murray Watson end up here? His quiet life in university libraries researching the lives of writers seems a world away, and yet it is because of the mysterious writer, Archie Lunan, dead for thirty years, that Murray now finds himself scrabbling in the dirt on the remote island of Lismore.


'Masterful...It is the most rounded of Welsh's books to date, fulfilling the huge promise of her earlier work, combining a whip-cracking plot with a literary touch that lifts her way above her genre much more than another literary mystery.'
The Times

About the Author

Louise Welsh

Louise Welsh is the bestselling author of The Cutting Room and Tamburlaine Must Die. She was chosen as one of Britain's Best First Novelists of 2002 by the Guardian, won The Crime Writers' Association Creasey Dagger for the best first crime novel, and the Saltire First Book of The Year Award, 2002.

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Publication date

3rd February 2011


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Canongate Books Ltd


400 pages


Thriller / Suspense
Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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