The Moth Catcher (Vera Stanhope)
4 journalers for this copy...
Not the best in the series, perhaps, but still an interesting story
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Troc' Café - rue du faubourg de Saverne in Strasbourg, Alsace France on Thursday, March 03, 2016
Released 3 yrs ago (3/3/2016 UTC) at Troc' Café - rue du faubourg de Saverne in Strasbourg, Alsace France
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Strasbourg, Alsace France on Monday, March 07, 2016
Seen on the site and found on the spot.
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Strasbourg, Alsace France on Saturday, April 09, 2016
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Libération contrôlée, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- France on Sunday, April 10, 2016
Released 3 yrs ago (4/11/2016 UTC) at Libération contrôlée, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- France
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The title was laying on a wishlist.
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Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, April 17, 2016
It's here, thank you so much, I love this series....looking forward to reading it ♡
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Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, July 13, 2017
I've enjoyed all Ann Cleeves' previous books & this was no exception, although if I'm brutally honest I wouldn't say that this was one of the better ones. The story focuses on the death of two men in an area with just a few homes all owned by wealthy retired couples. I can't say particularly liked any of the couples & the characterisation was perhaps not as vivid as in the rest of the series.
I had no idea whodunit or why & if there had been any clues or hints I obviously failed to pick up on them.
I do however, like the way Holly's character is developing & I like the friction between her & Vera. Maybe it's time for plodder Joe to move on & force Holly to become Vera's main confidant....should set the scene for some fun clashes :o)
I notice in a lot of reviews (at goodreads) Cleeves' is criticised for saying Vera is fat too often. So what? It doesn't bother me in the slightest that it's reinforced that she's an overweight, bolshy, middle aged woman (we have so much in common!). If this was the first Vera Stanhope novel you'd picked up you'd want to know how she looked so you could get a picture of her in your mind wouldn't you? I've built my own image of her over the series & to me she's always been a cross between Edna the Bag Lady & Pauline Quirke (sorry Pauline!) - nothing like TV Vera, as Belinda Blethyn is just too slim & short, nevermind not scruffy enough, to my mind.
This quote sums Vera up perfectly for me....
"Vera thought for a moment that she might have found a man if she'd scrubbed up a bit better but then decided that no man was worth the time it took to plaster stuff on your face in the morning, when you could have an extra cup of tea instead."
Good on ya pet :o)
Journal Entry 8
by mail, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Released 1 yr ago (11/13/2017 UTC) at by mail, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases
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Added to Flutterbies9's Crime bookbox
Released as part of the NOVEMBER "THE" CHALLENGE (#10)
& the 2017 TV SERIES (#25)
Journal Entry 9
Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Funny, I have just finished one of Ann Cleaves' Shetland books and liked her style of writing and here comes another one in a book box...Great, thanks !
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Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 09, 2018
This was my first Vera Stanhope novel and I do like Ann Cleaves' writing style. Also, having found myself living in the North East of England these past 4 years I think she got the characters and their speech absolutely spot on. Previous comments said this was not one of her best books - I didn't think it was too bad so I have even higher hopes for other novels in this series which I will be looking out for.
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George & Dragon pub in Heighington Village, County Durham United Kingdom on Thursday, January 25, 2018
Released 1 yr ago (1/25/2018 UTC) at George & Dragon pub in Heighington Village, County Durham United Kingdom
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