Flowers Stained with Moonlight

Flowers Stained with Moonlight

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Four years have passed since Vanessa Duncan??'s life was turned upside down: a country girl fascinated with academia but unable to attend university, she moved to Cambridge to become a schoolmistress. Apart from missing her twin sister Dora, all appeared to be going well -- until a man she had befriended, Arthur Weatherburn, was accused of being a serial killer. Using her own powers of observation and intuition, and defying the social conventions of the late 1880s, Vanessa turned detective and discovered the true identity of the murderer, saving young Arthur Weatherburn??'s life. Vanessa??'s act of courage did not go unnoticed. When the mother of a suspected murderer turns up on her doorstep, Vanessa??'s talent for proving the innocence of the wrongly accused is again called upon. It seems that Mrs. Bryce-Fortescue??'s daughter, Sylvia, is suspected of killing her unaffectionate husband in the grounds of their manor home. But could the weak and apparently vulnerable Sylvia really be capable of such a crime? As Vanessa??'s investigation progresses, she is carried on a perilous journey from the beautiful English countryside to the bright lights of Paris. But with her intelligence and nerve pushed to the limit, will she be able to save the day again?

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Catherine Shaw

Catherine Shaw is a pseudonym used by Leila Schneps. She is a mathematician and academic and writer of murder mysteries. She lives in Paris, France.

After taking an undergraduate degree in pure mathematics at Harvard University, Leila Schneps moved to France definitively in 1983, where shortly after obtaining her Ph.D., she was hired by the French National Scienctific Research Centre as a researcher in mathematics. Over twenty years of doing maths, teaching, and mentoring graduate students, her interests have widened far beyond the horizons of pure algebra to aspects of mathematics - such as probability and statistics- that play a more visible role in the world around us, and to the way in which people absorb, reject or react to mathematics.

At the same time, a lifelong passion for mystery stories led Leila to try her hand at writing one herself, eventually leading to a series of Cambridge Mysteries published by Allison & Busby.

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