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Edgar Winner Eliot Pattison on historical mysteries

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Eliot Pattison, the author of ORIGINAL DEATH, joins host Stephen Campbell on Murders, Mysteries and Mayhem today.
Eliot, described as a 'writer of far away mysteries,' is an international lawyer by training. In the late 1990's he decided to combine his deep concerns for the people of Tibet with his interest in venturing into fiction by writing THE SKULL MANTRA. Winning the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery--and listed as a finalist for best novel for the year in Dublin's prestigious IMPAC awards--THE SKULL MANTRA launched the Inspector Shan series, which has grown to a total of seven books.
Pattison's longtime interest in another "faraway" place –the 18th century American wilderness and its woodland Indians-- led to the launch of his Bone Rattler series, which quickly won critical acclaim for its poignant presentation of Scottish outcasts and Indians during the upheaval of the French and Indian War. In Pattison's words, "this was an extraordinary time that bred the extraordinary people who gave birth to America," and the lessons offered by the human drama in that long-ago wilderness remain fresh and compelling today.
The Bone Rattler Series includes BONE RATTLER, EYE OF THE RAVEN and ORIGINAL DEATH, featuring Scottish exile Duncan McCallum.
You can learn more information about Mr. Pattison and his work at www.eliotpattison.com.

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