Dell, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780440242413, 368pp.
Publication Date: March 29, 2005
The killing occurred in the famous Roman Baths, and the victim was the museum's director. Knowing several people close to the investigation from a potential suspect to a detective who cajoled her into giving him cello lessons Sara discovers a talent for making sense of things. But like a Bach fugue, the pattern she grasps is more complex than it seems. And as she moves down a trail strewn with secrets and damaged lives, a chilling story begins to emerge: of greed, envy and a killer performance that may not be quite finished yet.
“Morag Joss’s distinguished debut demonstrates an interesting setting, characters, both sympathetic and villainous, who are drawn with wit and perception, good writing and a plot which combines tension with credibility.”–P. D. James
“As well plotted as Ruth Rendell and with all the psychological complexity you find in the great P. D. James…Beautifully written, it manages to be witty and touching at the same time.”–Bath Chronicle