Mary Paulson-Ellis

Chris Scott

Mary Paulson-Ellis’ critically acclaimed debut, The Other Mrs Walker was a Times bestseller and Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year. Her second, The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing was longlisted for the McIlvanney Prize for Best Scottish Crime Novel and a Historical Writers Association Gold Crown. Mary’s non-fiction and short stories have featured in the Guardian and on BBC Radio 4. Emily Noble’s Disgrace is her third novel.

In 2020 Mary was selected as one of four writers to represent the vibrant diversity of literature in Scotland at the British Council Literature Seminar, Hamburg. She regularly appears on BBC Radio Scotland reviewing what’s current in TV, film, theatre, art and books. The fourth novel in her Edinburgh series is forthcoming from Mantle in 2023.

She lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.

‘Skilful juggling of the twin timelines in this engaging mystery reveal a darkness at its core’

– Times and Sunday Times Crime Club

‘Intriguing and atmospheric’

Guardian

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