When a world-renowned cellist stumbles across the still-warm body of a museum director in the natural pools, the entire town of Bath takes notice
Life has been difficult for cellist Sara Selkirk. Since her partner’s death, she has lost none of her technical virtuosity, but her playing has missed that essential element—passion. Because of this, she has stayed out of the limelight, giving only one performance for a private charity event at the beautiful and ancient Pump Room in Bath.
The director of the Roman Baths Museum is the contentious and offensive Matthew Sawyer, a man who makes enemies everywhere he goes. When Sara returns to the Pump Room the morning after her performance, she finds Sawyer’s body in the Sacred Spring that fills the baths. Grudgingly conducting the case is her music student, the attractive detective DCI Andrew Poole. Now Sara must figure out who among the former director’s many detractors would end his life.
Funeral Music proves to be an accomplished and atmospheric debut for author Morag Joss.