The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing (Paperback)
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Paperback 528 Pages / Published: 02/04/2020
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Longlisted for the The McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year 2020

From The Times bestselling author of The Other Mrs Walker - Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year 2017 - comes Mary Paulson-Ellis's second stunning historical mystery, The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing.

Solomon knew that he had one advantage. A pawn ticket belonging to a dead man tucked into his top pocket - the only clue to the truth . . .

An old soldier dies alone in his Edinburgh nursing home. No known relatives, and no Will to enact. Just a pawn ticket found amongst his belongings, and fifty thousand pounds in used notes sewn into the lining of his burial suit . . .

Heir Hunter, Solomon Farthing - down on his luck, until, perhaps, now - is tipped off on this unexplained fortune. Armed with only the deceased's name and the crumpled pawn ticket, he must find the dead man's closest living relative if he is to get a cut of this much-needed cash.

But in trawling through the deceased's family tree, Solomon uncovers a mystery that goes back to 1918 and a group of eleven soldiers abandoned in a farmhouse billet in France in the weeks leading up to the armistice.

Set between contemporary Edinburgh and the final brutal days of the First World War as the soldiers await their orders, The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing shows us how the debts of the present can never be settled unless those of the past have been paid first . . .

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447293965
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 372 g
Dimensions: 197 x 131 x 35 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A profound and moving book' - Woman's Weekly

'The characterisation is great and the atmosphere powerful. The bored and fractious platoon is wonderfully evoked.' - The Daily Mail 

'Skilful juggling of the twin timelines in this engaging mystery reveals a darkness at its core' - Sunday Times Crime Club

'Riveting ... A deftly woven, moving plot' - Woman & Home

'Richly enjoyable. Paulson-Ellis writes with verve and vividness, also with sympathy.' - The Scotsman

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“Every item has got a story to tell....”

The “Other Mrs Walker” was an instant best seller and we were wondering if she was able to capture our hearts again with her second novel. Well the answer is definitely yes, it is equally good if not better.

Solomon... More

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“A Palpable Delve into the Secrets of War and Family”

Solomon Farthing, an heir hunter down to his last few pennies, jumps on the chance to score off the back of an old soldier's death, quite literally, as the deceased has been buried with a cash-lined suit. But the... More

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“Deliciously complex”

Wow! Yes, this is a wow book and I'm pretty sure it has just marched onto my favourite books of the year list.

I'm finding that books set during the First World War are really capturing my attention these... More

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