The Grave Tattoo

Mass Market Paperback | August 19, 2007

byVal Mcdermid

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When torrential summer rains uncover a bizarrely tattooed body on a hillside in England’s Lake District, locals are convinced it is the corpse of Fletcher Christian, infamous mutineer on the Bounty. Though history records that Christian died in a massacre on Pitcairn Island, Lakelanders have long maintained that he returned home—where his old friend and schoolmate, William Wordsworth, risked facing the gallows by harbouring the fugitive. It was rumoured that the poet had written an epic verse recounting Christian’s version of events, only to hide it away for fear its publication would result in his arrest.

For the Wordsworth scholar Jane Gresham, the missing manuscript—if indeed it ever existed—is the ultimate prize. But on her trail is someone with a more than academic interest in the 200-year-old text, someone who will kill to get their hands on a bounty worth millions.

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When torrential summer rains uncover a bizarrely tattooed body on a hillside in England’s Lake District, locals are convinced it is the corpse of Fletcher Christian, infamous mutineer on the Bounty. Though history records that Christian died in a massacre on Pitcairn Island, Lakelanders have long maintained that he returned home—where ...

Val McDermid is the internationally bestselling author of 20 crime thrillers, among them: The Grave Tattoo; The Torment of Others; The Distant Echo, whicn won both the Sherlock Award and the Barry Award in 2004; Killing the Shadows, a New York Times Notable Book of 2001; and A Place of Execution, which won the 2001 Los Angeles Times B...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 1.5 inPublished:August 19, 2007Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Grave a Tattoo Although I enjoyed this book I felt it was confusing when the author wrote of the past constantly in ubetween.
Date published: 2014-05-24