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The Grave Tattoo

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A shriveled body found in a bog seems to bear resemblance to this dashing hero, right down to the South Sea tattoos that blacken his buttocks. for a stand-alone about a police detective, a developmentally delayed boy, and a package everyone in North Dakota wants to grab. La historia no está mal, pero creo que se alarga demasiado la trama y luego todo se resuelve en pocos capítulos, como un final apresurado.

The action drags just a little at the midway point but picks up again quickly, and you won’t guess whodunit until the very end -- or I didn’t, anyway.Jack Liffey, the Los Angeles private eye in John Shannon’s broad-shouldered novels, is one of those stalwart souls. Although this book is a stand-alone, if I'm not mistaken that character resurfaces in the Karen Pirie series, having relocated from the Lake District to Scotland. This is more of a plot combined with character study that doesn't pay particular attention to one component over the other.

An intriguing, 200-year-old mystery propels this multilayered stand-alone from British author McDermid set in England's Lake District. There are friendships and family relationships that drive Jane and her reactions to the people around her.Surprisingly, the story starts in London where Jane lives on a sink council estate, scraping a living as a part time university lecturer and bar worker. The premise involves a story that I've always liked: Fletcher Christian and the mutiny on the Bounty. Put together all this along with several others on the hunt and you have a complicated but enjoyable mystery. THE GRAVE TATTOO may be her best book yet…part historical mystery, part chase thriller, but most of all a fascinating juxtaposition of upper-middle class academic mores and hard-bitten public-housing-project survival.

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. Heavner isn’t exactly mollified when Tempe, aided by retired police detective Skinny Slidell and a host of experts, puts a name to the dead man. And then there's a complex set of relationships between characters, so complex I'm not even going to try to cover it here, but I did enjoy the presence of the thirteen year old feisty girl, Tenille. excellent read - - even allowing for the annoying print layout of this book on kindle which wouldn't budge from a narrow three word column in centre of kindle page.

Grave Tattoo is high literature, not a genre read; a skilful combination of historical fiction and front line forensics in the hands of compelling characters drawn so vividly that at times you want to scream at the page. Even her more conventional series novels featuring the peripatetic detectives Tony Hill and Carol Jordan make ingenious use of their international settings. An interesting mix of historical facts and fiction in a contemporary setting based around the premise that a newly unearthed tattooed body in a Lakeland peat bog is the Bounty mutineer Fletcher Christian.

The story opens in the village of Fellhead with the discovery of a body long buried in a bog, an event in itself so extraordinary that a forensic anthropologist with the euphonious name of River Wilde is swiftly dispatched to the scene. This book was perhaps longer than it needed to be, but the narrative did keep flowing in typical McDermid fashion.Thomas Harris crossed with Agatha Christie, if you will… The Grave Tattoo is a great read; England’s heritage history has never been so chilling.



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