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The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing

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From The Times best-selling author of The Other Mrs Walker - Waterstones Scotland’s Book of the Year 2017 - comes Mary Paulson-Ellis' 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 50,000 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 11 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....

©2019 Mary Paulson-Ellis (P)2019 Macmillan Publishers International Ltd

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Great second book

Really enjoyed this book and how it intertwines with The Other Mrs Walker, may have tread again. Although Barbara Penny shouldn’t have had a Scottish accent.