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The Grave Tattoo Audiobook

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Written by Val McDermid

Narrated by Kate Reading

Published on February 1, 2007

Audio is 2333 hours and 20 minutes

About The Grave Tattoo:

In The Grave Tattoo, suspense master Val McDermid spins a psychological thriller in which a present-day murder has its roots in the eighteenth century and the mutiny on the H.M.S. Bounty.

After torrential summer rains uncover a bizarrely tattooed body on a Lake District hillside, a long-disregarded old wives’ tale takes on a chilling new plausibility. For centuries, Lakelanders have whispered that Fletcher Christian, made infamous by Mutiny on the Bounty, staged the massacre on Pitcairn so that he could return home. And once there, what if he could tell his story to an old friend and schoolmate, William Wordsworth, who turned it into a long narrative poem—a poem that remained hidden lest it expose Wordsworth to the gallows for harboring a fugitive?

Wordsworth specialist Jane Gresham, herself a native of the Lake District, feels compelled to discover once and for all whether the manuscript ever existed—and whether it still exists today. But as she pursues each new lead, death follows hard on her heels. Suddenly Jane is at the heart of a 200-year-old mystery that still has the power to put lives on the line.

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Against the backdrop of England’s Lake District, a drama of life and death plays out, its ultimate prize a bounty worth millions

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Val McDermid was a journalist for sixteen years and is now a full-time writer living in South Manchester. In 1995, she won the Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel of the Year. Her novel, A Place of Execution, won a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, was nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel, and named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

Kate Reading is the recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards and has been named by AudioFile magazine as a “Voice of the Century,” as well as the Best Voice in Science Fiction & Fantasy in 2008 and 2009 and Best Voice in Biography & Culture in 2010. She has narrated works by authors as Jane Austen, Robert Jordan, Edith Wharton, and Sophie Kinsella. Reading has performed at numerous theaters in Washington D.C. and received a Helen Hayes Award for her performance in Aunt Dan and Lemon.

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“A world-class crime novelist at the top of her game.” —George Pelecanos, author of Hard Revolution

“Val McDermid at her very best.” —Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of Company Man

“It is difficult to find words to capture the masterful achievement that is Val McDermid’s The Grave Tattoo.” —Laura Lippman

“If you haven’t discovered her genius yet, you are in for a rare treat.” —Harlan Coben, New York Times bestselling author of The Innocent

“Absorbing modern mystery…McDermid’s mix of historical and literary clues with modern detection is handled with panache.” —The Times (London)

“One of our most accomplished crime writers…compelling.” —Glasgow Herald

“An irresistible combination of contemporary psychological thriller and historical mystery filled with the moody atmosphere of the Lake District.” —Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of Harvest

“I’ve been a Val McDermid fan forever…like all her work, The Grave Tattoo is an experience…a visceral entertainment that leaves you panting right up to the shattering climax .” —Ridley Pearson, New York Times bestselling author of The Kingdom Keepers

The Grave Tattoo was published on February 1, 2007.

The The Grave Tattoo Audiobook is 2333 hours and 20 minutes. Speechify has the Unabridged edition version of the audiobook.

Both the publication language and the narration language are in English.

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Subjects in The Grave Tattoo

The Grave Tattoo includes the following subjects: Thrillers / Psychological. The BISAC Subject Code is Fiction, Mystery & Detective, Historical.

About the Author(s) of The Grave Tattoo

The author of The Grave Tattoo is Val McDermid. Val McDermid was a journalist for sixteen years and is now a full-time writer living in South Manchester. In 1995, she won the Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel of the Year for The Mermaids Singing. Her novel A Place of Execution won a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, was nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel, and named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

About the Narrator of The Grave Tattoo Audiobook

The narrator for the The Grave Tattoo Audiobook is Kate Reading.

The Grave Tattoo Audiobook Additional Info

The imprint is Macmillan Audio. It is supplied by MPS. The ISBN-10 is 1427200645. The ISBN-13 is 9781427200648.

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