Haunted Ground

Haunted Ground

Large Print - 2003
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Farmers cutting turf from a peat bog in Ireland unearth a perfectly preservedsevered head of a young woman with long, red hair. Irish archaeologist CormacMaguire and American pathologist Nora Gavin team up to identify the woman anddiscover why she was murdered.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Wheeler Pub., 2003.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781587245343
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 573 pages (large print) : maps ; 24 cm.


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The Irish landscape holds secrets past and present as archaeologist Cormac Maguire and pathologist Nora Gavin encounter a mystery when a decapitated woman who may be related to a recent mother/child disappearance is found in the bogs.

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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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