The Yorkshire Moorland Mystery by J. A famous American book collector is found dead, at the bottom of Herlesdem Scar on the lonley Yorshire moors, his body a mass of battered flesh.
Was it just a terrible accident, as all evidences seem to suggest? His nephiew and captain Mannering think not - they understand that a sinister and mysterious murder has just taken place when they realise that the acquisition, by t A famous American book collector is found dead, at the bottom of Herlesdem Scar on the lonley Yorshire moors, his body a mass of battered flesh. His nephiew and captain Mannering think not - they understand that a sinister and mysterious murder has just taken place when they realise that the acquisition, by the victim, of a certain neglected volume, had some strange bearing on his death.
And a breathtaking chase begins Fletcher weaves the storylines of this riveting mystery with great dexeterity - a true page-turner.
Yorkshire Moorland Mystery
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He had no wallet, mobile phone or other identification and remained unidentified, despite numerous public appeals and the release of CCTV footage of his last known movements. The story was picked up as far away as Japan and the US. An Australian news website speculated that the man was an international spy. Little is known about Lytton, who laid down fully clothed and was overcome by the elements on the remote hillside above the river Tame.
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Only a few bare facts have come to light about the circumstances leading up to his death. They also checked airport and train station CCTV to confirm his movements.
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There was also another promising lead. A man from Northern Ireland, Sean Toner, contacted police. His father, Hugh, had gone missing from a Craigavon hospital in and not been seen since. In photos, he bore a resemblance to the man in the CCTV images. But when a DNA sample was taken from Toner, it proved not to be a match.
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But there was one theory that DS John Coleman kept returning to: that the mystery man had links to Pakistan. Police had discovered that Lytton had a 10cm metal plate inserted into his left leg between and , which indicated that the operation had taken place in Pakistan. A container of medicine found on his body was also linked to the country. This began a process of trawling through hundreds of names of people who had boarded flights in the days leading up to 12 December These were the crucial parts of the jigsaw.
This DNA sample from a white British relative led to a positive identification. Lytton from London had been living in Pakistan for 10 years before returning to the UK and heading to Saddleworth for reasons which still remain a mystery.