Mary Paulson-Ellis likes to write about what she calls the ‘murderous’ side of family life – the dark, the quirky and the strange. Her debut novel, The Other Mrs Walker, tells the story of a woman who finds the families of the recently deceased. This detective story without a detective tells the intriguing tale of a woman who uncovers the identities of those who die alone with no known next-of-kin. The Other Mrs Walker is a Times Bestseller and Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year 2017. Mary has been shortlisted as a Breakthrough Author in the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards and Highly Commended as a Rising Star in the DIVA Literary Awards 2017.