The Grave Tattoo

The Grave Tattoo

eBook - 2009
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Summer in the Lake District and torrential rain uncovers a bizarrely tattooed body on a hillside. But that is not the only thing to come to the surface: centuries-old tales involving the legendary Pitcairn Massacre are being told again. Did Fletcher Christian, mutinous First Mate on the ill-fated Bounty, fake his own death in order to return home in secret? Wordsworth scholar Jane Gresham wants to know the truth. There are persistent rumours that the Lakeland poet, a childhood friend of Christian's, harboured the fugitive and turned his tale into an epic poem - a narrative that has since remained hidden. But as she follows each new lead, death follows hard on her heels. Suddenly, a 200-year-old mystery is putting lives on the line. And against the dramatic backdrop of England's Lake District, a drama of life and death plays out, its ultimate prize a bounty worth millions.
Publisher: Glasgow :, HarperCollins,, 2009.
ISBN: 9780007327669
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Aug 06, 2016

An OK read. It bordered on being a bit of a potboiler but I stuck with it.

plush32 Oct 04, 2014

Excellent story, interesting and varied characters, wonderfully well written.
I found the historical and literary connections intriguing and was entertained all the way through.

Aug 21, 2013

This was an interesting (but convoluted) read but the problem here is that it's hard to discern was is factual and what is made up. I had no idea that "Mutiny on the Bounty" was historical but this is one of those stories where "things may or may not have happened". I found it very frustrating, especially the end.

Aug 31, 2011

Fairly good book. Hard to get into at start. A little too much reference to literary works and authors for my liking which detracted from the story as many of the references I was not aware of.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at My Library

To Top