NY: Canongate, 2003. 1st Edition. Hardcover. As New/As New. Signed. The author's first novel initially appeared in the UK as a paperback original, where it won the CWA Creasey Dagger for best first mystery in 2002. Rilke, a specialist in antiques in the often seamy milieu of Glasgow's auction houses, is offered a plum assignment - empty a stately home of its furnishings - fast, and no questions asked. When Rilke happens upon a clutch of erotic photographs that look as if the girl in them is being killed, he feels compelled to investigate. Welsh has conjured up a marvelously serpentine protagonist in Rilke, whose idea of a good time is wordless sex in the park with boys. Welsh's strangely appealing novel is already into multiple printings. We love this book! All of our first editions are first printings unless otherwise noted. Dustwrappers are protected with clear archival wraps and we pack each book like it's a Tiffany egg.
Bookseller: Partners & Crime Mystery Booksellers
New York, United States