The Moth Catcher
This is the seventh book in Ann Cleeves' Vera Stanhope series - which is now a major ITV detective drama starring Brenda Blethyn, VERA. In a valley in Northumberland, a shocking discovery shatters the peace in a quiet farming community. The owners of a big country house have employed a house-sitter, a young ecologist, to look after the place while they're visiting family in Australia. Then Percy, a retired farm labourer who lives with his divorced daughter in a development on the farmland, finds Patrick, the house-sitter, dead by the side of the lane on the way into the valley. Vera Stanhope arrives on the scene, with her detectives Holly and Joe. When Vera looks round the attic of the big house - where Patrick has a flat - she finds the body of a second man. He's middle-aged, grey. What could the two victims have in common? Why were they killed on the same day, but their bodies found in separate locations? Also available in the Vera Stanhope series are The Crow Trap , Telling Tales , Silent Voices, The Glass Room and Harbour Street . Ann Cleeves' Shetland series (BBC television drama SHETLAND) is also available now in print and ebook editions.