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Emily Noble's Disgrace

Mary Paulson-Ellis

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The case is unexceptional, that is what I know. A house full of stuff left behind by a dead woman, abandoned at the last . . .

When trauma cleaner Essie Pound makes a gruesome discovery in the derelict Edinburgh boarding house she is sent to clean, it brings her into contact with a young policewoman, Emily Noble, who has her own reasons to solve the case.

As the two women embark on a journey into the heart of a forgotten family, the investigation prompts fragmented memories of their own traumatic histories - something Emily has spent a lifetime attempting to bury, and Essie a lifetime trying to lay bare.

Emily Noble's Disgrace is the third novel from Mary Paulson-Ellis, the bestselling author of The Other Mrs Walker, a Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year.
By:   Mary Paulson-Ellis
Imprint:   MANTLE
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 32mm
Weight:   470g
ISBN:   9781529036183
ISBN 10:   1529036186
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   01 September 2021
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Mary Paulson-Ellis lives in Edinburgh. Her 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 long-listed for the McIlvanney Prize for best Scottish crime novel and a Historical Writers' Association Gold Crown. She has an MLitt in Creative Writing from Glasgow University and was awarded the inaugural Curtis Brown Prize for Fiction and the Maverick Award from the Tom McGrath Trust. Her non-fiction and short stories have featured in the Guardian and on BBC Radio 4. In 2019 Val McDermid named her one of the most compelling LGBTQ+ writers working today. Emily Noble's Disgrace is her third novel.

Reviews for Emily Noble's Disgrace

Paulson-Elis writes with poetry and compassion about the forgotten and overlooked . . . A brilliant, original read * Daily Mail * Totally absorbing, this is a story that will keep you gripped through all its unexpected twists and turns -- Janice Hadlow, author of <i>The Other Bennet Sister</i> This book is a swoon and slither of silk with the grit of salt underneath. Mary Paulson-Ellis is a genius at peeling away the layers and slowly, skilfully putting flesh on the bones of an extraordinary, sinuous story -- Sarah Hilary, author of <i>Fragile</i> The territory of the dead - and the objects they leave behind - is the subject of this beautifully written, compelling contemporary gothic novel. Mary Paulson-Ellis strips back the secrets and lies hiding within one house with a deft touch -- Andrew Wilson, author of <i>I Saw Him Die</i> The author writes with such compassion about people and there is poetry in her prose * Prima * A richly rewarding, gripping page-turner -- Val McDermid on <i>The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing</i>

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