Morag Joss grew up on the west coast of Scotland. She began writing in 1996, when her first short story won an award in a national competition. She then wrote three Sara Selkirk mysteries (FRUITFUL BODIES, FEARFUL SYMMETRY, and FUNERAL MUSIC), set in Bath, England, and with her fourth novel, HALF BROKEN THINGS, she won the 2003 CWA Silver Dagger Award. Her work has been translated into several languages. Morag Joss lives in the country outside the city of Bath and in London.

Book List in Order: 10 titles


  • One night, two strangers. A damage that cannot be undone. For thirty years, Howard and Deborah Morgan have poured all their energy and modest savings into Stoneyridge, a smallholding deep in the English moors. Howard putters with pottery, Debora...



  • When a bridge collapses in the Highlands of Scotland, dozens of people vanish into the river below. A car hired by a woman tourist was filmed pulling onto the bridge moments before it fell. Now numbered among the missing, the woman seizes her chance ...



  • An accident can end a life. The same accident can begin one. Three lives collide in the wake of an unforeseeable tragedy. When a bridge collapses in the Highlands of Scotland, dozens of commuters vanish into the freezing river below, swept by th...



  • On a blustery April day, the quiet, rather private wife of a doctor discovers that her husband has been having an affair. Moments later, driving along a winding country road and distracted perhaps by her own thoughts, perhaps blinded by sunlight, she...



  • CWA Silver Dagger Award winner Morag Joss peers into the soul of a wounded family in this haunting, harrowing masterpiece of psychological suspense. With equal parts subtlety and menace, Joss takes us on a dizzying journey toward a collision between ...



  • A gripping tale of psychological suspense perfect for the readership of Minette Walters and Ruth Rendell, Half Broken Things is a novel that peers into the lives of three dangerously lost people...and the ominous haven they find when they find each o...



  • FORBIDDEN FRUITS AND OTHER DEADLY THINGS In Bath, England, good health is an ancient tradition and a booming business. One local font of wellness is the Sulis Clinic, where the rich come for rest, repair, and repasts of strictly organic -- and not t...



  • IN A CITY OF BEAUTY AND HISTORY, A LITTLE NIGHT MURDER IS BEING COMPOSED... For world-class musicians, Bath is no mecca. But to cellist Sara Selkirk it is home, now invaded by an unbearably sexy Czech composer and his unheralded protegee, who is s...



  • To the ancient Romans, the healing waters of Bath belonged to the goddess Minerva. Today they belong to the gods of commerce, as tourists teem, shops prosper, and the incense of gourmet food rises to the English skies. Among the throng is Sara Selkir...







  • in Scottish Girls About Town

    Meet the Clanswomen... International bestselling authors Jenny Colgan, Isla Dewar, and Muriel Gray lead off this dazzling collection of stories by popular and rising Scottish women authors. A sometimes wild, sometimes poignant romp through the liv...


Complete Series List in Order

A Sara Selkirk Mystery

1) Funeral Music (Mar-2005)
2) Fearful Symmetry (Jun-2005)
3) Fruitful Bodies (Jul-2005)