The Moth Catcher
by Ann Cleeves
Editor: Pan MacMillan
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Winner of the in 2017 Crime Writers’ Association Diamond Dagger**Vera Stanhope will be back in La Mouette*The Butterfly of Catcher is the seventh book of Ann Cleeves’ Vera Stanhope of the series – the great ITV Detective drama Vera, with Brenda BlethynThis case was different from anything Vera had ever worked on before.Two bodies, connected, but not lying togetherAnd nothing made him feel as alive as murder.Life seems to be perfect in the Ferme Valley, a quiet community in Northumberland.Then a shocking discovery breaks the silenceThe owners of a large country house have used a house-sitter, a young environmentalist named Patrick, to take the place while they are far away.But Patrick is found dead on the side of the road in the valley of the magnificent, isolated place to die.DI Vera Stanhope arrives on stage with detectives Holly and JoeWhen they look around the attic of the big house – where Patrick has a plate – she finds the body of a second man.Both victims have in common, it’s a fascination for moths – the capture of these beautiful rare creatures.Those who live in the Farm Development Valley have too many secrets: Annie and Sam, the girl is due to be released from prison any day; Nigel watches, silently, every day from her window.As Vera is drawn into the claustrophobic and increasingly strange world of the community, she realizes that there may be some deadly secrets trapped here.Also available in the Vera Stanhope of the series are Le Corbeau Piège, Tell Stories, Hidden Depths, Silent Voices, The Glass of the Hall and Harbour Street.
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