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 Years 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 Sebastians friends, is engaged to investigate the dead mans final movements. It is a journey which will reveal to her the science of genetics, the history of Sebastians 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.