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An East London sink estate This book was perhaps longer than it needed to be but the narrative did keep flowing in typical McDermid fashion If I were cynical Cynical Moi I might be tempted to say that The Grave Tattoo was Val McDermid writing a pastiche of Reginald Hill parodying The Da Vinci Code But that wouldn t be entirely fair It s true that it s set in Hill s beloved Lake District like his The Stranger House published a year or so earlier It s also true that the plot evolves around an academic s search to uncover the secret of a historical conspiracy held in trust by a hapless Lakeland family before she is beaten to it with messy conseuences However there s a lot to it than thatThe McGuffin in this case is a putative lost epic poem by William Wordsworth based on the story of Fletcher Christian a Maryport lad who went to school with Willie The literary chase which leaves a trail of unexplained dead bodies is a fascinating one with a satisfying The Kaya-Girl resolution This kind of story is a new departure for McDermid but I hope it won t be the last she ll do in this field In September 2005 heavyain is sweeping Britain and in the Lake District a body is evealed as the land moves on the ancient peat hags This body in the bog is of great interest to Jane Gresham a scholar of the local Lakeland poet William Wordsworth This novel eveals the mystery of what has been hidden for 200 yearsThis novel is a lovely mix of things brought together to make a emarkable book There is history local folklore poetry mystery police procedure and social commentary What makes this book so nice is that you get. H Lake District can’t help but wonder whether it’s the body of one of the town’s most legendary fugitivesScholar and native Lakelander Jane Gresham feels compelled to finally discover the truth about the myths and buried
Val McDermid À 2 Free ead
The amount of time it took me to Graeco-Egyptian Magick read this book isidiculous Aside from the 11 days or so that are listed here I ve tried on and off to ead this book for several years In fact I only ead it now because I have a patented each onto the second ow of a shelf and pull out whatever book you touch techniue for my unread book shelf And when I pulled this one out I audibly groaned because I didn t look forward to it at allThere are something like 550 pages in this book On approximately 500 of those pages there is some eference to Jane Gresham looking for a manuscript I got that ight at the beginning I didn t need a constant eminder I m also not sure that we need all those pages because a lot of nothing happens for uite some time I appreciate from the bibliography at the back that Val McDermid esearched the living jeebus out of her topic Wordsworth but she didn t have to use it allI was bored for about 450 pages The last 100 or so are good Things happen Otherwise meh it s just hills and fells and the Lake District But in word form which is nowhere near as scenic or picturesue And while I think of it the policeman who deals with the stuff in the Lakes is pretty bloody crap Even if you stretch the bounds of credibility for artistic licence he s arresting people on evidence so paper thin you could make a kite out of it At least I d like to think the actual police force aren t so woefully stupidWhat else Oh yes I let out a little whoop when I finished it A literary mystery as a lost Wordsworth letter and a very old body are found in the Lake District with a second plot based on a murder on. From bestselling author Val McDermid comes a modern thriller about an ancient murder set on the high seasAfter summer ains uncover a corpse bearing tattoos like those of eighteenth century seafarers many esidents of the Englis.
The full story It is not a storyline with a few details fleshing it out because every scene is built upon with attitude that makes you feel as though you are living the story Everyday life with it s modern day character is tightly woven into this novel making it so ealVal s writing uality is very high and she uses a very extensive vocabulary This is an intelligent ead and this novel has a lot of depth You feel that you are getting the full works from an author at the top of her field You know that this is as good as it getsThe Grave Tattoo won the 2006 Portico Prize for fiction and I can see why This is a great book that was a joy to ead and I shall vote it the top score of 5 stars The Grave Tattoo was written in 2006 and has 543 pages in the paperback edition This is probably the weakest Val McDermid book that I ve ead save for her deliberately pulpy novels about plucky journalists and private investigators flouting the law to get esults heck I d probably ead Kate Brannigan again in a second Admittedly I can t work up the amount of apathy for this as I did for Beneath The Bleeding the book where she thought her team of serial killer investigators should horn in on a terrorism investigation a knee jerk eaction to the 77 bombingsStill it s not a very good book 2 is a bit harsh but by McDermid s standards it certainly doesn t warrant any higherWhat McDermid has produced here you have to understand is a dull book Possibly not dull to everyone s expectations but to the layperson who doesn t care about Wordsworth or The Mutiny on the Bounty it likely is McDermid has a not particular. Ecrets ooted 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 heel.
Val McDermid is a No 1 bestseller whose novels have been translated into than thirty languages and have sold over eleven million copies She has won many awards internationally including the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year and the LA Times Book of the Year Award She was inducted into the ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame in 2009 and was the recipient of the CWA Cart