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The Paper Cell

  • RRP: £9.00 (print)
  • Series: Contraband Pocket Crime Collection
  • Format: Hardback, Edition: 1
  • Extent: 96 pages
  • Dimensions (mm): 180 x 120
  • ISBN: 9781910192832
  • Genres: Contraband, Crime & thriller
  • Book tags: crime
  • Publication date: June 8, 2017


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From the publisher of Graeme Macrae Burnet’s His Bloody Project, the first in a new series of distinctive, standalone crime stories, each with a literary bent.

In 1950s London, a literary agent finds fame when he secretly steals a young woman’s brilliant novel manuscript and publishes it under his own name, Lewis Carson. Two days after their meeting, the woman is found strangled on Peckham Rye Common: did Lewis purloin the manuscript as an act of callous opportunism, or as the spoils of a calculated murder?

Trade information

  • Rights: World
  • BIC code(s): FF
  • BISAC code(s): FIC0500000

The Paper Cell

About the author

Louise Hutcheson

Louise Hutcheson has a PhD in Scottish Literature from the University of Glasgow. She works in broadcast and digital media and is a freelance editor who has edited a number of crime novels and other fiction. Louise also created and runs a highly respected review site for new fiction.

“One of the most exciting developments in Scottish publishing of recent times is Contraband… a place to find offbeat, interesting and quality fiction.” – Alistair Braidwood, ScotsWhayHae.

Contraband/Saraband: Inaugural Saltire Society Scottish Publisher of the Year WINNER 2013, SHORTLISTED 2015 & 2016.

Two Contraband novels have been shortlisted for the Bloody Scotland Crime Book of the Year (in 2014 and 2015 respectively): Falling Fast by Neil Broadfoot and DM for Murder by Matt Bendoris.