A girl's severed head is found in an ancient bog in southeast Galway. As archaeologist Cormac and pathologist Nora investigate, they reawaken an interest in Mina, who vanished with her son two years ago. Why are the Osbornes of Bracklyn House so secretive? How are the lights in the tower and the thefts from the church connected to these riddles?
When a red-haired girl's severed head is found in an ancient bog in southeast Galway, it may be an historical relic or the answer to a local mystery. As archaeologist Cormac Maguire and pathologist Nora Gavin investigate, they reawaken an interest in the missing Mina Osborne, who vanished - with her young son - two years ago. Why are the Osbornes of Bracklyn House so secretive? How are the strange lights in the old tower and the curious thefts from the local church connected to these riddles? Somewhere there is a killer, who wants the dead to stay buried and the missing to remain undiscovered. And as Cormac and Nora get closer to the truth, answers from the past are leading to a murder in the future ...
Why buy from World of Books
Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth
'Refreshing in it's vital excitement, and being so wonderfully researched, reality merges from every page. This is a great new writer with the talent to tell a story with interest and commitment' -- Bangor Chronicle '...an utterly beguiling mix of village mystery, Gothic suspense, and psychological thriller. ...Hart breathes life into local history the way Graham Swift did in Waterland; reinvents the Du Maurier formula for Gothic suspense; and brings new texture and psychological acuity to the usual suspects from the generic viallage mystery. In every way, this is a debut to remember.' -- Brett Ott, Booklist 'Spooky and compelling.' -- Kirkus Reviews 20021230 'A fascinating book...she's certainly a talented writer. She does a wonderful job of creating a sense of atmosphere and menace.' -- Meg Gardiner 20021230 'Deftly interwoven!Hart captures beautifully the cadence and rhythms of Irish speech' -- SHERLOCK 20021230 'Erin Hart spins a dark tale of gothic suspense fused with modern forensics. This bright new talent lays bare all the buried bones, in a murderous tale of intrigue and betrayal.' -- Linda Fairstein, author of The Bone Vault 'A fascinating mix of archaeology, forensics and local folklore' -- New Woman 20030601 'Classic crime' -- Livewire 20030601 'Haunted Ground is an intricate crime novel from a gifted first time author. Erin Hart has interwoven a gripping suspense tale with historical detail, archaeology and forensic science to create this altogether different and incredibly transfixing debut novel' -- The Irish World 20030601 'Thrilling tale that will keep you gripped through the shocking finale.' Good Book Guide on HAUNTED GROUND 20030601 'A gripping thriller' -- Sydney Telegraph 20030601
About Erin Hart
Erin Hart has an MA in English and Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. She and her husband, musician Paddy O'Brien, live in Minneapolis and frequently visit Ireland. Haunted Ground is her first novel.
Haunted Ground by Erin Hart
Used - Good
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.