Haunted Ground

Haunted Ground

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Haunted by mystery. Haunted by music. Haunted by murder....A grisly discovery is made deep in an Irish peat bog -- the perfectly preserved severed head of a red-haired young woman. Has she been buried for decades, centuries, or longer? Who is she and why was she killed? American pathologist Nora Gavin and archaeologist Cormac Maguire are called in to investigate, only to find that the girl's violent death may have shocking ties to the present -- including the disappearance of a local landowner's wife and son. Aided by a homicide detective who refuses to let the missing be forgotten, Nora and Cormac slowly uncover a dark history of secrets, betrayal, and death in which the shocking revelations of the past may lead to murder in the future....
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2003
ISBN: 9780743470995
Branch Call Number: HART
Characteristics: 328 p. : maps


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Jun 15, 2015

This was a very good mystery set in Ireland. Written well and included many interesting facts. Bog people, archaeology and murder....you can't go wrong. I will be looking for more mysteries written by this author.

Dec 20, 2010

Interesting mix of archaeology and murder. Well written and a great read

Sep 06, 2010

Very enjoyable and well written. Archaeological info was interesting.

Jan 23, 2010

Wonderfully moody and interesting book. An old mystery and a new mystery expertly interwoven . Lots of interesting information on "bog people"--bodies almost perfectly preserved ,after hundreds or thousands of years, by the right combination of temperature and content of the bogs (in this case Ireland) This is fiction but bodies have been discovered in Britain and Europe when the bogs are harvested for heating fuel. Sometimes they are preserved so well that they can tell what the person injested for dinner thousands of years ago! The follow-up book "Lake of Sorrows "is good too. Fans of this book may also like "Crossing Places" by Ellie Griffiths.

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