Most widely held works by Eliot Pattison
The skull mantra by Eliot Pattison ( Book )
35 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 1,397 libraries worldwide
A Chinese official is murdered in a slave camp in Tibet. One of the prisoners, a disgraced Chinese prosecutor, is ordered to write a report accusing a Buddhist monk. He discovers the real culprits are Chinese officials and American miners, but the truth may hurt the camp more than a lie.
Water touching stone by Eliot Pattison ( Book )
30 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,128 libraries worldwide
Shan Tao Yun, just released from the gulag, races to find the person responsible for murdering a Tibetan teacher and his students.
Bone mountain by Eliot Pattison ( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,031 libraries worldwide
Leading an expedition to return a long-lost Tibetan idol to a remote valley, former Beijing police inspector Shan finds the journey threatened by the murder of the monk guiding them and the Chinese army.
Bone rattler by Eliot Pattison ( Book )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Polish and held by 955 libraries worldwide
Aboard a British convict ship bound for the New World, Duncan McCallum witnesses a series of murders and seeming suicides among his fellow Scottish prisoners that thrusts him into a bloody maw of the French and Indian War. As the only man aboard with any medical training, Duncan is ordered to assemble evidence to hold another prisoner accountable for the deaths - or face punishment that will mean his own death. His conclusions suggest that the wave of violence is somehow linked to the "savages" of the American wilderness. Duncan's suspicions that the prison company is to be sacrificed in the war seem to be confirmed when he learns that they are all indentured to Lord Ramsey's estate in the uncharted New York woodlands, a Heart of Darkness where multiple warring fractions are engaged in a physical, psychological, and spiritual battle. Following a strange trail of clues that seem half Iroquois and half Highland Scot, mesmerized by the Lord Ramsey's beautiful daughter, and frequently defying death in a dangerous wilderness populated by grizzled European settlers, mysterious scalping parties, and Indian sorcerers, Duncan McCallum, exiled chief of his near-extinct clan, finds the source of all evil at the site of an Indian massacre.
Beautiful ghosts by Eliot Pattison ( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 942 libraries worldwide
Having lived a year in exile since his release from a work camp, former Beijing inspector Shan Tao Yun is entreated by the officials who exiled him to help with a murder investigation involving missing art, his former gulag, and his son.
Prayer of the dragon by Eliot Pattison ( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Polish and held by 852 libraries worldwide
Summoned to a remote village from the hidden lamasery where he lives, Shan, formerly an investigator in Beijing, must save a comatose man from execution for two murders in which the victims' arms have been removed. Upon arrival, he discovers that the suspect is not Tibetan but Navajo. The man has come with his niece to seek ancestral ties between their people and the ancient Bon. The recent murders are only part of a chain of deaths. Together with his friends, the monks Gendun and Lokesh, Shan solves the riddle of Dragon Mountain, the place "where world begins."
The lord of death by Eliot Pattison ( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Polish and held by 753 libraries worldwide
Shan Tao Yun is an exiled Chinese national, a former Beijing Investigator, on parole from the Tibetan gulag to which he had been consigned as punishment. Leading a mule bearing a corpse at the request of a local wisewoman, he comes upon a traffic accident involving a government bus transporting illegal monks to prison. Two women in an approaching vehicle are shot, and one dies in his arms. Shan must find the killer, for his reward will be the life and sanity of his son, Ko, who is imprisoned in a Chinese "yeti" factory where men are routinely driven mad.--From publisher's description.
Eye of the raven by Eliot Pattison ( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 746 libraries worldwide
In 1760, with the aid of the Indian Shaman Conawago, Duncan McCallum has begun to heal from the massacre of his Highland clan by the British. His new life is shattered when he and Conawago discover a dying Virginian officer nailed to an Indian shrine tree. To their horror, the authorities arrest Conawago and schedule his hanging. As Duncan begins a desperate search for the truth, he finds himself in a maelstrom of deception and violence. While the British army wishes to dismiss the killing as another casualty of its war with France, Duncan discovers a pattern of ritualistic murders that have less to do with the war than with provincial treaty negotiations and struggles between tribal factions. Ultimately he realizes that to find justice, he must go to Philadelphia. There the answers are to be found in a tangle of Quakers, Christian Indians, and a scientist obsessed with the electrical experiments of the celebrated Dr. Franklin. With the tragic resolution in sight, Duncan understands the real mysteries underlying his quest lie in the hearts of natives who, like his Highland Scots, have glimpsed the end of their world approaching.
Ashes of the earth : a mystery of post-apocalyptic America by Eliot Pattison ( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 684 libraries worldwide
In a post-apocalyptic world, Hadrian Boone, a fallen founder of the colony of Carthage, joins forces with a policewoman to investigate the camps of outcasts in the hopes of discovering who murdered the colony's leading scientist.
Dans la gorge du dragon : roman by Eliot Pattison ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in French and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Analyse : Roman policier.
Der Berg der toten Tibeter : Roman by Eliot Pattison ( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in German and held by 12 libraries worldwide
L'oeil du Tibet : roman by Eliot Pattison ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Analyse : Roman policier (énigme). Roman de société.
La prière du tueur : roman by Eliot Pattison ( Book )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in French and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Au Tibet, sur la montagne du Dragon Assoupi, des crimes atroces se multiplient, car un assassin coupe les mains de ses victimes et les emporte. Une nouvelle enquête à haut risque pour l'inspecteur Shan qui aura huit jours pour résoudre ce cas et attraper le coupable.
Der fremde Tibeter : Roman by Eliot Pattison ( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in German and held by 10 libraries worldwide
"When a headless corpse is found by a prison work gang on a windy Tibetan mountainside, veteran police inspector Shan Tao Yun might seem the perfect man to solve the crime - except Shan himself is in that very Tibetan prison for offending the Party in Beijing. Desperate to close the case before an American tourist delegation arrives, the district commander has no choice but to grant a temporary release from prison to the brilliant and embittered Shan, while confronting him with an ultimatum: solve the case fast and in a politically expedient fashion or the Tibetan priests in Shan's work brigade will be punished."--Jacket.
Water en steen by Eliot Pattison ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in Dutch and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Een Chinees onderzoekt de moord op een lerares en enkele weeskinderen in het grensgebied van Tibet en westelijk China.
Der tibetische Verräter : Roman by Eliot Pattison ( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in German and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Le tueur du lac de pierre by Eliot Pattison ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Analyse : Roman policier (énigme). Roman de société.
Dodenmantra by Eliot Pattison ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in Dutch and held by 7 libraries worldwide
In Tibet wordt een onthoofd lijk gevonden en bij afwezigheid van politie schakelt de legercommandant een tot dwangarbeid veroordeelde Chinese rechercheur in om de moordenaar te vinden.
Das Auge von Tibet Roman by Eliot Pattison ( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in German and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Das Ritual : Roman by Eliot Pattison ( Book )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in German and held by 5 libraries worldwide
American fiction Armageddon Assassination Buddhist antiquities Buddhist monasteries Buddhist monks China China--Tibet Autonomous Region Colonization Convict ships Detective and mystery stories Detective and mystery stories, American Electronic books End of the world Ex-convicts Ex-police officers Fathers and sons Fiction French and Indian War (1755-1763) Historical fiction Historical fiction History Indians of North America Large type books Murder Murder--Investigation Mystery Navajo Indians Police Political prisoners Political science Prisoners Prisoners of war Religious articles Scots Shan, Tao Yun (Fictitious character) Suspense fiction Translations United States
Patison, Joseph E. 1951-
Patison, Joseph Eliot 1951-