Author(s): Louise Welsh
Magic is murder when dying is part of the act
Down-at-heel Glasgow conjurer William Wilson is booked for a string of cabaret shows in Berlin and hopes his luck is on the turn-it surely needs to be. Once there, amid the showgirls and shysters of the city, he intends to abandon his heart, his head and, most importantly, his past. But secrets have a habit of catching up with William, and the line between his act and reality begins to blur. Louise Welsh's deft contemporary tale moves from Glasgow drinking dens and Soho clubs to Berlin burlesque, bringing all its seedy glamour vividly to life. The Bullet Trick is a thundering thriller and adults-only drama that is guaranteed to keep you entranced until the curtain comes down.