Wednesday 16 th November - Porteous, Juniper Green - 7.30pm
Mary Paulson-Ellis
Heir Piece
Join us for an in-conversation and Q&A with Mary Paulson-Ellis, the bestselling author of The Other Mrs Walker (a Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year) and The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing (long-listed for the McIlvanney Prize). Mary writes dual-timeline detective novels about the world of people who die with no next-of kin, across the genres of literary, crime and historical fiction. Learn more about the world of heir hunters – those genealogical ‘detectives’ who seek out the living relatives of someone who has died without a will in return for a slice of their cash. As all good heir hunters know, the real answers to the mysteries of the present always lie somewhere in the past. Which is where the crimes in her novels lie too. Mary will be discussing all three of her novels, including her latest book, Emily Noble’s Disgrace, her interest in the crime genre and her writing process. She lives in Edinburgh, where her books are set. Described by Val McDermid recently as one of the few writers who “gets under the skin of the City and shows the contrasts and secret lives that go on beneath the posh surface.”
Wednesday 9 th - Tuesday 22 nd November