The discovery of a murdered Japanese tourist in a Bath pub appears to be just another complication in Sara Selkirk's life. Her developing relationship with DCI Andrew Poole is under enough strain already, ever since she brought her former teacher Joyce Cruikshank under her roof. Not to mention her dog Pretzel.
The murder does not seriously disturb the happiness of Hilary and Ivan, at whose B & B the dead woman had been staying. Hilary works as an art therapist at a private health clinic run by her father-in-law, Dr Stephen Golightly. Ivan runs the organic smallholding which supplies the clinic.
The same clinic where Sara finds a job for Joyce, and where her distinguished pianist friend, James Ballantyne, is a reluctant patient.
The Sulis Clinic, combining naturopathy, modern medicine, creative therapies and the beautiful surroundings of the historic spa town of Bath, enjoys a remarkable success rate. So why isn't James getting any better? And where is Joyce slipping off to every day? As Sara delves into the mysteries surrounding the clinic, one thing becomes clear: Pretzel the dachshund isn't the only one in danger.
'A literate and surprisingly lyrical read, as well as a mesmerising thriller.'
(What’s on – Birmingham)
‘Morag Joss writes with wry, razor-sharp observation.’ (Bath Chronicle)
'Morag Joss gets better with each book. FRUITFUL BODIES finds her sympathetic heroine, cellist Sara Selkirk, preparing to record the Dvorak cello concerto [when] things turn out to be not quite as they appear. But there can be no uncertainty about the high quality of the writing and the plotting.'