The Moth Catcher

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Pan Macmillan, Sep 8, 2015 - Detective and mystery stories - 400 pages
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.

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User Review  - Vesper1931 - LibraryThing

In Valley Farm, a quiet hamlet in Northumberland two bodies are discovered. What is the connection between them,what possible motive for their deaths. It is up to Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope and ... Read full review

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User Review  - JulieStielstra - LibraryThing

I want to like these. But overall, the TV series is actually better than the books (and often quite different). The characters in this one are many and difficult to keep straight. Cleeves works too ... Read full review

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About the author (2015)

Ann Cleeves is the author behind ITV's VERA and BBC One's SHETLAND. She has written over twenty-five novels, and is the creator of detectives Vera Stanhope and Jimmy Perez - characters loved both on screen and in print. Her books have now sold over 1 million copies worldwide.Ann worked as a probation officer, bird observatory cook and auxiliary coastguard before she started writing. She is a member of 'Murder Squad', working with other British northern writers to promote crime fiction. In 2006 Ann was awarded the Duncan Lawrie Dagger (CWA Gold Dagger) for Best Crime Novel, for Raven Black , the first book in her Shetland series. In 2012 she was inducted into the CWA Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame. Ann lives in North Tyneside.www.anncleeves.com

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