Naming the Bones

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Text Publishing Company, Jun 7, 2010 - Fiction - 384 pages
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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 researching the lives of writers in university libraries seems a world apart, and yet it is because of the mysterious poet 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.

'What sticks in the memory are the moments of flashing wit and brilliant prose that illuminate the darkness and light the way. Naming the Bones is that good.' Sydney Morning Herald

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User Review  - ChristineEllei - LibraryThing

Murray Watson lives a reasonably quiet life in university libraries as a literary researcher. He is trying to put together a biography about Archie Lunan, a favorite poet who committed suicide in the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Davida.Chazan - LibraryThing

Louise Welsh knows how to intrigue her readers and, like any good mystery writer, gives them enough twists and turns to keep them interested to the last page. But instead of using a professional (like ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Louise Welsh is the bestselling author of The Bullet Trick, The Cutting Room and Tamburlaine Must Die. Her latest novel is Naming the Bones. 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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