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The Moth Catcher (Vera Stanhope 7) - Ann Cleeves

The Moth Catcher (Vera Stanhope 7) - Ann Cleeves

Title: The Moth Catcher

Author:  Ann Cleeves

ISBN:  9781447278283

Weight:  905g

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The Moth Catcher by Ann Cleeves

‘This case was different from anything Vera had ever worked before. Two bodies, connected but not lying together. And nothing made her feel as alive as murder.’

Life seems perfect in Valley Farm, a quiet community in Northumberland.  Then a shocking discovery shatters the silence.  The owners of a big country house have employed a house-sitter, a young ecologist named Patrick, to look after the place while they’re away.  But Patrick is found dead by the side of the lane into the valley – a beautiful, lonely place to die.

DI Vera Stanhope arrives on the scene, with her detectives Holly and Joe.  When they look round the attic of the big house – where Patrick has a flat – she finds the body of a second man.  All the two victims have in common is a fascination with moths – catching these beautiful, rare creatures.

Those who live in the Valley Farm development have secrets too: Annie and Sam’s daughter is due to be released from prison any day; Nigel watches, silently, every day, from his window.  As Vera is drawn into the claustrophobic world of this increasingly strange community, she realizes that there may be deadly secrets trapped here…

Now a major ITV detective drama starring Brenda Blethyn,
The Moth Catcher is the seventh book in Ann Cleeves’ Vera Stanhope series.

Peer & Press Reviews

Ann Cleeves is a skillful technician, keeping our interest alive and building slowly up to the denouement.  Her easy use of language and clever story construction make her one of the best natural writers of detective fiction.

Sunday Express

The Moth Catcher is set in the picturesque part of Vera’s bailiwick.  The great strengths of Cleeves’ writing are the beautiful and convincing characterization and the storming story line.

Crime Squad

Excellent…  Intricate plotting makes for a compulsive read.

The Independent

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: The Moth Catcher
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Series: Vera Stanhope – book 7
Overall condition: Fine / Fine (for more info, see our article on condition grades)
Signed: On the title page
Awards and Media
Awards and prizes: Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Novel of The Year 2016 – longlist
Media adaptation:

ITV will be showing four new 2-hour long Vera episodes from the 31 January 2016 on consecutive Sunday evenings at 8:00pm.  The Moth Catcher instalment airs on 14th February.

Cleeves is possibly unique in having two of her crime series – Vera and Shetland (BBC1) – televised alongside each other during Jan and Feb 2016.

Book Stats
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Imprint: Macmillan
Publication date:
Printed by: CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13: 9781447278283
ISBN 10: 1447278283
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 388
Size (h x w x d): 241 x 161 x 37mm
Design Credits
Author photograph: Anjie Deistler
Jacket images: Shutterstock
Logotype: Pan Macmillan Design Department

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