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Fatal inheritance / Catherine Shaw.

By: Shaw, Catherine, 1961-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Allison & Busby, 2013Edition: First edition.Description: 351 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780749013226; 0749013222.Subject(s): Duncan, Vanessa (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Cambridge (England) -- Fiction | Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Fiction | Duncan, Vanessa (Fictitious character) | England -- Cambridge | Great Britain | 1837-1901Genre/Form: Detective and mystery stories. | Mystery fiction. | Detective and mystery fiction. | Detective and mystery fiction. | Fiction. | History.DDC classification: 813.6 Summary: In the final hours of 1899, violinist Sebastian Cavendish wrote a cryptic suicide note mentioning a "cursed inheritance", took poison, and died in agony. Yet his friends and relations are utterly perplexed. They saw only a dazzling future ahead of him. So why, his friends and loved ones ask, would he change his plans at such short notice, disappear for days on end, and take his own life? 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--Provided by publisher.
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In the final hours of 1899, violinist Sebastian Cavendish wrote a cryptic suicide note mentioning a "cursed inheritance", took poison, and died in agony. Yet his friends and relations are utterly perplexed. They saw only a dazzling future ahead of him. So why, his friends and loved ones ask, would he change his plans at such short notice, disappear for days on end, and take his own life? 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--Provided by publisher.

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