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Brothers Jonathan and Roger Maguire each have an obsession. For Jonathan, it is his beautiful and talented girlfriend Harriet. For Roger, it is the elaborate universe he has constructed in a shed in their parents' garden, populated by millions of tiny insects.But Roger lives in an impenetrable world of his own and, after the mysterious death of their parents, Jonathan is forced to give up his studies to take care of him. This obligation forces Jonathan to live apart from Harriet - further fuelling his already jealous nature.Their lives are abruptly shattered by a sudden and violent death, and Jonathan is drawn into a cat-and-mouse game with the police. Does Roger kw more than he is letting on? A cleverly plotted mystery with a shock ending, The Insect Farm - Stuart Prebble's awaited new vel - will linger long in the mind of its readers.
Apart from being one of the leading broadcasters and producers of his generation, Stuart Prebble is an acclaimed writer of fiction and non-fiction. Among his publications are two novels, five comedy books based on the Grumpy Old Men TV series which he produced and, more recently, a book about the Falklands War, Secrets of the Conqueror, published by Faber and Faber in 2012. The Insect Farm is his latest novel.