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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

From bestselling author Val McDermid comes a modern thriller about an ancient murder set on the high seas…

“Exciting…wildly beautiful” —The New York Times Book Review

After summer rains uncover a corpse bearing tattoos like those of eighteenth-century seafarers, many residents of the English Lake District cant help but wonder whether its the body of one of the towns most legendary fugitives.

“An old-fashioned detective yarn with enough modern touches to keep a reader on her toes.”—Salon.com

Scholar and native Lakelander Jane Gresham feels compelled to finally discover the truth about the myths and buried secrets rooted in her hometown. What she never expected was to find herself at the heart of a 200-year-old mystery that still has the power to put lives on the line. And with each new lead she pursues, death follows hard on her heels….

“Extraordinary.”—The Boston Globe

Synopsis:

In a novel reminiscent of "The Dante Club" and "The Historian," suspense master McDermid spins a psychological thriller in which a present-day murder has its roots in the 18th century and the mutiny on the HMS "Bounty." Martin's Press.

Synopsis:

In The Grave Tattoo, suspense master Val McDermid spins a psychological thriller in which a present-day murder has its roots in the eighteenth century and the mutiny on the H.M.S. Bounty

After summer rains uncover a corpse bearing tattoos like those of eighteenth-century seafarers, many residents of the English Lake District cant help but wonder whether its the body of one of the towns most legendary fugitives.

Scholar and native Lakelander Jane Gresham feels compelled to finally discover the truth about the myths and buried secrets rooted in her hometown. What she never expected was to find herself at the heart of a 200-year-old mystery that still has the power to put lives on the line. And with each new lead she pursues, death follows hard on her heels….

Synopsis:

After summer rains uncover a corpse bearing tattoos like those of eighteenth-century seafarers, many residents of the English Lake District cant help but wonder whether its the body of one of the towns most legendary fugitives.

Scholar and native Lakelander Jane Gresham feels compelled to finally discover the truth about the myths and buried secrets rooted in her hometown. What she never expected was to find herself at the heart of a 200-year-old mystery that still has the power to put lives on the line. And with each new lead she pursues, death follows hard on her heels….

About the Author

VAL McDERMID grew up in a Scottish mining community and read English at Oxford. She was a journalist for sixteen years and is now a full-time writer. In 1995, she won the Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel of the year. Her novel, A Place of Execution, won a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, was nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel, and was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She lives in the north of England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312936105
Author:
Mcdermid, Val
Publisher:
Minotaur Books
Author:
McDermid, Val
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
England
Subject:
Wordsworth, William
Subject:
Manuscripts
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Christian, Fletcher
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Thrillers/General
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
6.71 x 4.18 x 1.205 in

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Product details 448 pages St. Martin's Minotaur - English 9780312936105 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In a novel reminiscent of "The Dante Club" and "The Historian," suspense master McDermid spins a psychological thriller in which a present-day murder has its roots in the 18th century and the mutiny on the HMS "Bounty." Martin's Press.
"Synopsis" by , In The Grave Tattoo, suspense master Val McDermid spins a psychological thriller in which a present-day murder has its roots in the eighteenth century and the mutiny on the H.M.S. Bounty

After summer rains uncover a corpse bearing tattoos like those of eighteenth-century seafarers, many residents of the English Lake District cant help but wonder whether its the body of one of the towns most legendary fugitives.

Scholar and native Lakelander Jane Gresham feels compelled to finally discover the truth about the myths and buried secrets rooted in her hometown. What she never expected was to find herself at the heart of a 200-year-old mystery that still has the power to put lives on the line. And with each new lead she pursues, death follows hard on her heels….

"Synopsis" by ,

After summer rains uncover a corpse bearing tattoos like those of eighteenth-century seafarers, many residents of the English Lake District cant help but wonder whether its the body of one of the towns most legendary fugitives.

Scholar and native Lakelander Jane Gresham feels compelled to finally discover the truth about the myths and buried secrets rooted in her hometown. What she never expected was to find herself at the heart of a 200-year-old mystery that still has the power to put lives on the line. And with each new lead she pursues, death follows hard on her heels….

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