Tuesday, 23 April 2013

The Grave Tattoo by Val McDermid ~ A Tuesday Teaser post

"Anthony hadn't exactly played Cupid; he would have shivered with horror at the mere idea of being thought to have such base motives. But he had invited them both for dinner with him and his wife Deborah and if not exactly the midwife, he had certainly been present at the birth of their interest in each other."

The Grave Tatto a psychological suspense thriller that mixes history, heritage and heinous crimes written by award-winning and Number One bestselling Val McDermid

  • ISBN-10: 0007344600
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007344604
A 200 year-old-secret is now a matter of life and death.
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. Could it be linked to the old rumour that Fletcher Christian, mutinous First Mate on the Bounty, had secretly returned to England?
Scholar Jane Gresham wants to find out. She believes that the Lakeland poet William Wordsworth, a friend of Christian's, may have sheltered the fugitive and turned his tale into an epic poem – which has since disappeared.
But as she follows each lead, death is hard on her heels. The centuries-old mystery is putting lives at risk. And it isn't just the truth that is waiting to be discovered, but a bounty worth millions …

 This is a Teaser Tuesday post, see more here, to join in :

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


  1. I've never read McDermid. This one sounds good.

  2. I like the comparison of matchmaker to midwife. Clever teaser.
    My Teaser is from BLUEBONNET BRIDE.