Naming the Bones

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Canongate, 2010 - Adventure stories - 389 pages
32 Reviews
SOME SECRETS ARE BEST LEFT BURIEDKnee-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.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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User Review  - Rachel Sargeant - Goodreads

This is the fourth Louise Welsh novel I've read and it's more than up to her usual standard. This time she sends her protagonist on an obsessional quest to find out about a minor Scottish poet who ... Read full review

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User Review  - Goodreads

This is the fourth Louise Welsh novel I've read and it's more than up to her usual standard. This time she sends her protagonist on an obsessional quest to find out about a minor Scottish poet who ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Louise Welsh is the bestselling author of The Cutting Room, Tamburlaine Must Die and The Bullet Trick. She was chosen as one of Britain's Best First Novelists of 2002 by the Guardian. Her awards include the Crime Writers' Association Creasey Dagger and the Saltire First Book Award. She lives in Glasgow.

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