Fatal Inheritance

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New Years Day 1900 and a brilliant violinist is found dead, leaving his friends and family devastated and confused. Vanessa Weatherburn must uncover the mystery of his death and the long-kept secrets of his family.

It is New Year’s day, 1900, when the brilliant violinist Sebastian Cavendish is found dead. The last few days of his life are a mystery, but in the final hours of 1899 he wrote a cryptic suicide note mentioning a “cursed inheritance”, took poison, and died in agony. ...

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New Years Day 1900 and a brilliant violinist is found dead, leaving his friends and family devastated and confused. Vanessa Weatherburn must uncover the mystery of his death and the long-kept secrets of his family.

It is New Year’s day, 1900, when the brilliant violinist Sebastian Cavendish is found dead. The last few days of his life are a mystery, but in the final hours of 1899 he wrote a cryptic suicide note mentioning a “cursed inheritance”, took poison, and died in agony. Vanessa Weatherburn, an established detective and ex-tutor to one of Sebastian’s friends, is engaged to investigate the dead man’s final movements. It is a journey which will reveal to her the science of genetics, the history of Sebastian’s equally brilliant grandfather and the long-kept secrets of the Cavendish family.

The author was shortlisted for a prestigious Dagger Crime writing Award for the first in the series The Three-Body Problem.

Readers will enjoy this impeccably researched historical evocation of late 19th-century Cambridge and London.

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“The story goes down smoothly, seasoned with wit and intelligence and made out of unusual and interesting ingredients...a clever concoction.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780749014858
  • Publisher: Allison & Busby, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/15/2014
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,263,130
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

CATHERINE SHAW is an academic who has published four novels featuring Vanessa Duncan. The Library Paradox and The Riddle of the River are published by Felony & Mayhem in the US.

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