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The Cutting Room

Louise Welsh


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Paperback (11/1/2003)


When Rilke, a dissolute auctioneer, comes upon a hidden collection of violent and highly disturbing photographs, he feels compelled to discover more about the deceased owner who coveted them. Soon he finds himself sucked into an underworld of crime, depravity and secret desire, fighting for his life.

Praise For The Cutting Room

"You can find traces of morality tales, urban fiction, crime stories and Gothics in The Cutting Room without finding any single point of comparison that mirrors the book's unique voice or hardened humanism. It's a brilliant debut."

"The likableness of an unedifying character like Rilke is part of the pleasure of the detective story."  New York Times

"Yet another talented Scottish author makes a debut with this dark and twisty thriller, boasting a highly unusual hero and a compelling background that shows extensive inside knowledge. . . . Booksellers can confidently recommend it to admirers of another Scottish noir author, Denise Mina. "  Publishers Weekly

"A taut mystery . . . Welsh develops a colorful cast of supporting characters and lays out the plot in just the right way to create a maximum amount of suspense; an unexpected twist at the end is well executed."  Library Journal

Canongate Books, 9780857860866, 307pp.

Publication Date: June 2, 2011

About the Author

Louise Welsh is the bestselling author of The Cutting Room, Tamburlaine Must Die, The Bullet Trick and 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 for and the Saltire First Book of The Year Award. She lives in Glasgow.