Fruitful Bodies (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Morag Joss

Dell, 9780440242437, 448pp.

Publication Date: July 26, 2005



In Bath, England, good health is an ancient tradition and a booming business. One local font of wellness is the Sulis Clinic, where the rich come for rest, repair, and repasts of strictly organic-and not terribly pleasant-cuisine. World-famous cellist Sara Selkirk has come to Sulis to admit her former music teacher. The poor dear has fallen into decrepitude, and has lately been the unlikely suspect in the shocking murder in a local pub.

Distracted from her upcoming Dvorak performance in Salzburg, Sara begins to wonder if there isn't an odd link between Sulis and the murder. But another death soon rocks Sara to her core, leading her to a choice she will regret-and a killer she can no longer avoid....

About the Author

Morag Joss grew up on the west coast of Scotland. Her first Sara Selkirk novel, Funeral Music, was nominated by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association for the Dilys Award for the year's favorite mystery. Her fourth novel, Half Broken Things, won the 2003 CWA Silver Dagger Award. Morag Joss lives in the country outside the city of Bath and in London.

Praise For Fruitful Bodies

“Joss has a remarkable talent–reminiscent of early P. D. James—and a gift for creating wonderful characters and relationships.” —Yorkshire Post

“Morag Joss gets better with each book. But there can be no uncertainty about the high quality of the writing and plotting.”—Donna Leon

"Another deftly textured evocation of an idyllic British locale."—Publishers Weekly