The moth

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Issue Date:
2009
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NO FULL TEXT AVAILABLE. Access is restricted indefinitely. ----- NZPA8 February, 1994 Norrie Triggs was found beaten to death in his suburban Wellington bedsit on February, 8, 1994. His body had been carefully arranged and his flat tidied. There were bloodstains on a facecloth in the bathroom and on a pillow in his bedroom. A man is found dead in his bedsit, the victim of a severe assault. Police find an address book containing over four hundred women’s names. The victim’s odd life-style and discreet coupling with hundreds of women intrigued the New Zealand public. A decade later who killed him is still a mystery and remains one of only fifty unsolved murders in the country’s colonial history. The Moth uses the facts from the investigation into Norrie Trigg’s death and uses fictional narrative and characters to develop the complex social and intriguing layers that this true crime represents. The novel’s chief protagonist, Detective Sergeant Aroha Bentley leads the investigation and has orders to solve the crime. However, it’s not as simple as it first appears and she is not without distractions in her own life.
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