The Grave TattooeBook - 2009
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.
Characteristics: 1 online resource.