The Grave Tattoo by Val McDermid audiobook

The Grave Tattoo: A Novel

By Val McDermid
Read by Kate Reading

Macmillan Audio 9780312339210
13.85 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781427200648

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 torrential summer rains uncover a bizarrely tattooed body on a Lake District hillside, a long-disregarded old wives' tale takes on a chilling new plausibility. For centuries, Lakelanders have whispered that Fletcher Christian, made infamous by Mutiny on the Bounty, staged the massacre on Pitcairn so that he could return home. And once there, what if he could tell his story to an old friend and schoolmate, William Wordsworth, who turned it into a long narrative poem—a poem that remained hidden lest it expose Wordsworth to the gallows for harboring a fugitive. Wordsworth specialist Jane Gresham, herself a native of the Lake District, feels compelled to discover once and for all whether the manuscript ever existed—and whether it still exists today. But as she pursues each new lead, death follows hard on her heels. Suddenly Jane is at the heart of a 200-year-old mystery that still has the power to put lives on the line.

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Summary

Summary

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 torrential summer rains uncover a bizarrely tattooed body on a Lake District hillside, a long-disregarded old wives' tale takes on a chilling new plausibility. For centuries, Lakelanders have whispered that Fletcher Christian, made infamous by Mutiny on the Bounty, staged the massacre on Pitcairn so that he could return home. And once there, what if he could tell his story to an old friend and schoolmate, William Wordsworth, who turned it into a long narrative poem—a poem that remained hidden lest it expose Wordsworth to the gallows for harboring a fugitive. Wordsworth specialist Jane Gresham, herself a native of the Lake District, feels compelled to discover once and for all whether the manuscript ever existed—and whether it still exists today. But as she pursues each new lead, death follows hard on her heels. Suddenly Jane is at the heart of a 200-year-old mystery that still has the power to put lives on the line.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

One of our most accomplished crime writers...compelling. Glasgow Herald
An irresistible combination of contemporary psychological thriller and historical mystery filled with the moody atmosphere of the Lake District. Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of Harvest
I've been a Val McDermid fan forever...like all her work, The Grave Tattoo is an experience...a visceral entertainment that leaves you panting right up to the shattering climax . Ridley Pearson, New York Times bestselling author of The Kingdom Keepers
Absorbing modern mystery...McDermid's mix of historical and literary clues with modern detection is handled with panache. The Times (London)
If you haven't discovered her genius yet, you are in for a rare treat. Harlan Coben, New York Times bestselling author of The Innocent
Val McDermid at her very best. Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of Company Man
It is difficult to find words to capture the masterful achievement that is Val McDermid's The Grave Tattoo. Laura Lippman
“A world-class crime novelist at the top of her game. George Pelecanos, author of Hard Revolution

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Author Bio: Val McDermid

Author Bio: Val McDermid

Val McDermid was a journalist for sixteen years and is now a full-time writer living in South Manchester. Among her awards are the Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel of the Year for The Mermaids Singing. Her novel A Place of Execution won a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, was nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel, and named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 13.85
Audience: Adult
Language: English