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Mystery
  • Author:
    Val McDermid
  • ISBN:
    0786295716
  • ISBN13:
    978-0786295715
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  • Publisher:
    Thorndike Pr (June 7, 2007)
  • Pages:
    655 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Mystery
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  • Rating:
    4.4
  • Votes:
    514
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For Kelly – my blossom of snow. O Reader! had you in your mind. She picked up the book she had been attempting to study before Jake Hartnell had intruded on her thoughts

For Kelly – my blossom of snow. She picked up the book she had been attempting to study before Jake Hartnell had intruded on her thoughts. But it took her only a few minutes to realise how far her focus had drifted. Irritated with herself again, she slammed it shut.

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 . After summer rains uncover a corpse bearing tattoos like those of eighteenth-century seafarers.

The Grave Tattoo book.

Электронная книга "The Grave Tattoo: A Novel", Val McDermid. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "The Grave Tattoo: A Novel" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. After torrential summer rains uncover a bizarrely tattooed body on a Lake District hillside, long discarded old wives' tales takes on a chilling new plausibility. For centuries, Lakelanders have whispered that Fletcher Christian staged the massacre on Pitcairn so that he could return home.

The award-winning and Number One bestselling Val McDermid crafts an electrifying psychological suspense thriller that mixes history, heritage and heinous crimes. A 200 year-old-secret is now a matter of life and death. And it could be worth a fortune

The award-winning and Number One bestselling Val McDermid crafts an electrifying psychological suspense thriller that mixes history, heritage and heinous crimes. And it could be worth a fortune. It's summer in the Lake District and heavy rain over the fells has uncovered a bizarrely tattooed body.

The Middlesex mutiny had failed because there was an insufficient appetite for mutiny among the common sailors. But I was willing to wager that Bligh had damned few supporters among the men. of them had endured his vile tongue and his petty martinet ways. I resolved then and there that if my treatment at Bligh’s hands should become intolerable, I would seek my brother’s solution and accept the consequences, whatever they might be. The following day, the final grain of sand was added to the mountain that was already oppressing me.

Val McDermid is a celebrated and best selling Scottish crime writer, best known for a series of suspense novels featuring her most famous creation The Wire in the Blood, which has been . Val McDermid is one of the biggest names in crime writing.

Val McDermid is a celebrated and best selling Scottish crime writer, best known for a series of suspense novels featuring her most famous creation The Wire in the Blood, which has been adapted for television under the name Wire in the Blood, and starred Robson Green. Val has created many notable characters such as journalist, Lindsay Gordon; the private investigator, DCI Karen Pirie, Kate Brannigan, and psychologist, Tony Hill.

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Makaitist
I’ve read a great many of Val McDermid’s mysteries with considerable but not unqualified enjoyment. What I like best about her writing is her ability to create settings with full sensory detail and to convey plausible everyday human relationships between characters. What I like least are serial killers as the focus of plot. (I stopped reading Patricia Cornwell years ago because she seemed to focus all of her books on serial killers–– a boring device for authors who cannot otherwise come up with a convincing plot!)

Because I enjoy well-written mysteries, classic and modern literature, and history, I found Val McDermid’s The Grave Tattoo to be superior to McDermid’s more conventional and (perhaps consequently) more popular mysteries. Her weaving together of the life and work of William Wordsworth with the always fascinating history of the Bounty mutineers and the geography, lifestyle, and economy of England’s Lake District seems inspired to me and altogether believable.
Landamath
This is a beautifully crafted story, part English mystery and part English history. Those who enjoy reading historical fiction, as well as those who like unraveling mysteries, will truly appreciate this well-written book. The author expertly weaves the myths that surround Christian Fletcher, who in the eighteenth century was involved in the mutiny of the Bounty, with the discovery of a mysterious tattooed corpse found in a peat bog, creating an intelligent and erudite page-turner of a book. Add the inclusion of a Wordsworth scholar in search of a missing manuscript by Wordsworth about Christian Fletcher, and let the games begin.

The story move back and forth seamlessly between the eighteenth century and the present. The characters are well-drawn and fully fleshed, sacrificing nothing to the complexity of the plot. It is a well-executed, suspenseful novel, making for a satisfying reading experience that will keep the reader turning its pages. I simply could not put it down!
Tebei
The idea was a good one and unusual subject for a story, however, reading this book was like slogging through a swamp. For some reason the author included an inner city teenager down on her luck, which I could never figure
Out why she was in the story in the first place.

Kept waiting and hoping for the pace to pick up, but unfortunately it didn't and the ending was sort of anticlimactic.
So save you $7.99 for another book.
Mautaxe
For a modest price here, this is a fun and intriguing story to read.

It salutes the fact that most scholars and researchers of "Mutiny on the Bounty" don't entirely slam the door on the remote and unlikely possibility that Fletcher Christian somehow actually returned to England. The absolute certainty of his true fate has never been proven.

We can all second guess story lines and plots and suggest other paths to follow and develop. I just wanted to be entertained.....and I was. Character development and sub-plot criticisms elsewhere, notwithstanding, the story moved along with an intriguing premise. Speculation and fact from the "Bounty" saga can be taken at face value for the point of the story. To change the sub-plots and characters from what is written would make it a different story. Tell me what you would change, then we can discuss the merits. This review is from a reader and also "Bounty" enthusiast, not an English professor nor a professional book critic.

Some "Bounty" related fiction masks itself in a pseudo-documentary style and historical mode. This book is clearly marketed as fiction and weaves a good tale based on facts and on acceptable speculation where the facts are not known.

I came into this on the heels of "Pitcairn" research. Yet I believe reading this cold could propel you into "Bounty" research.

Hey, for less than the price of a movie here, you get several hours of entertainment and exercise for your brain.
Jozrone
I was certain that others who reviewed this book were being too harsh. After all, the author who wrote "The Place of Execution" surely would not have written anything but similarly excellent books. I was so wrong. This is, at best, a mediocre story filled with unlikeable characters who, I believe, the author thinks you will sympathize with. I found myself being unable to feel any connection to the main character, Jane, in her quest to find a historical document. She has no real personality, that I can fathom, nor does it seem that she has a particularly noteworthy life, past or present. Likewise, all of the supporting characters, equally unlikeable, behaved in unbelievable and unnatural ways. They seem to exist solely to provide a pool of suspects. If I hadn't been trapped in a car for 10 hours, in desperate need of something to read, I doubt that I would have bothered to finish this truly unremarkable book.
Androrim
This is my first experience reading a McDermid book. As such, I did not know what to expect but was very pleasantly surprised by the plot and sub-plots of the book.

The Grave Tatoo is a take off from the traditional mystery as described by other reviewers but I enjoyed that interesting change from the typical "who done it."

McDermid's story holds up throughout the book. It is a solid read and well worth your time reading it.

I look forward to reading more of her work.