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Pattison, Eliot

Works: 50 works in 358 publications in 12 languages and 11,996 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Historical fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Eliot Pattison
The skull mantra by Eliot Pattison( Book )

74 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 1,580 WorldCat member 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 )

52 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,092 WorldCat member 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 rattler by Eliot Pattison( Book )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 985 WorldCat member 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 mutiple 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
Bone mountain by Eliot Pattison( Book )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 924 WorldCat member 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
Beautiful ghosts by Eliot Pattison( Book )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disgraced former Beijing police inspector Shan Tao Yun has been living with the forbidden lamas in Tibet since his unofficial release from a work camp. Now the same officials who exiled him want him to solve a mysterious murder in a ruined mountain monastery, a case that will take him from Tibet to the United States and involve the FBI, the Chinese government, British relief workers, and his own long-unseen son
Prayer of the dragon by Eliot Pattison( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member 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."
Ashes of the earth : a mystery of post-apocalyptic America by Eliot Pattison( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and German and held by 772 WorldCat member 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
Eye of the raven by Eliot Pattison( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 765 WorldCat member 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
The lord of death by Eliot Pattison( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 725 WorldCat member 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
Mandarin gate by Eliot Pattison( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In an earlier time, Shan Tao Yun was an Inspector stationed in Beijing. But he lost his position, his family and his freedom when he ran afoul of a powerful figure high in the Chinese government. Released unofficially from the work camp to which he'd been sentenced, Shan has been living in remote mountains of Tibet with a group of outlawed Buddhist monks. Without status, official identity, or the freedom to return to his former home in Beijing, Shan has just begun to settle into his menial job as an inspector of irrigation and sewer ditches in a remote Tibetan township when he encounters a wrenching crime scene. Strewn across the grounds of an old Buddhist temple undergoing restoration are the bodies of two unidentified men and a Tibetan nun. Shan quickly realizes that the murders pose a riddle the Chinese police might in fact be trying to cover up. When he discovers that a nearby village has been converted into a new internment camp for Tibetan dissidents arrested in Beijing's latest pacification campaign, Shan recognizes the dangerous landscape he has entered. To find justice for the victims and to protect an American woman who witnessed the murders, Shan must navigate through the treacherous worlds of the internment camp, the local criminal gang, and the government's rabid pacification teams, while coping with his growing doubts about his own identity and role in Tibet."--
Original death : a mystery of colonial America by Eliot Pattison( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attempting to establish a new life in colonial America at the height of the war between the French and British, Scottish exile Duncan McCallum is wrongly accused of murdering a settlement of Christian Indians
Blood of the oak : a novel by Eliot Pattison( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fourth entry in the Bone Rattler series advances the protagonist Duncan McCallum to 1765 and into the throes of the Stamp Tax dissent, which marked the beginning of organized resistance to English rule. Duncan follows ritualistic murders that are strangely connected to both the theft of an Iroquois artifact and a series of murders and kidnappings in the network of secret runners supporting the nascent committees of correspondence-which are engaged in the first organized political dissent across colonial borders. He encounters a powerful conspiracy of highly placed English aristocrats who are bent on crushing all dissent, is captured by its agents, and sent into slavery in Virginia beside the kidnapped runners. Inspired by an aged native American slave and new African friends Duncan decides not just to escape but to turn their own intrigue against the London lords. Included in the novel's cast of characters are figures from our history who have their own destinies to fulfill in the next decade, including Benjamin Franklin (writing from London), Samuel Adams, the early Pennsylvania rebel James Smith, Dr. Benjamin Rush, and, very briefly, a soft spoken militia officer named Washington. The Song of the Oak takes a fresh view on the birth of the new American nation, suggesting that the "freedom" that became the centerpiece of the Revolution was uniquely American, rising not just from unprecedented political discourse but also from the extraordinary bond with the natural world experienced by frontier settlers and native tribes. "--
Soul of the fire by Eliot Pattison( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Shan Tao Yun and his old friend Lokesh are abruptly dragged away by Public Security, he is convinced that their secret, often illegal, support of struggling Tibetans has brought their final ruin. But his fear turns to confusion as he discovers he has been chosen to fill a vacancy on a special international commission investigating Tibetan suicides. Soon he finds that his predecessor was murdered, and when a monk sets himself on fire in front of the commissioners he realizes that the Commission is being used as a tool to whitewash Tibet's self-immolation protests as acts of crime and terrorism. Shan faces an impossible dilemma when the Public Security officer who runs the Commission, Major Ren, orders the imprisoned Lokesh beaten to coerce Shan into following Beijing's script for the Commission. He has no choice but to become part of the hated machine that is devouring Tibet, but when he discovers that the most recent immolation was actually another murder, he realizes the Commission itself is riddled with crime and intrigue. Everywhere he turns, Shan finds new secrets that seem to lead to the last agonizing chapter of his life. Shan must make a final desperate effort to uncover the Commission's terrible secrets whose painful truth could change Shan's life - and possibly that of many Tibetans - forever"--
L'oeil du Tibet : roman by Eliot Pattison( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman policier (énigme). Roman de société
La prière du tueur : roman by Eliot Pattison( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 35 WorldCat member 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
Skeleton God by Eliot Pattison( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shan Tao Yun, now the reluctant constable of a remote Tibetan town, has learned to expect the impossible at the roof of the world, but nothing has prepared him for his discovery when he investigates a report that a nun has been savagely assaulted by ghosts. In an ancient tomb by the old nun lies a gilded saint buried centuries earlier, flanked by the remains of a Chinese soldier killed fifty years before and an American man murdered only hours earlier. Shan is thrust into a maelstrom of intrigue and contradiction. The Tibetans are terrified, the notorious Public Security Bureau wants nothing to do with the murders, and the army seems determined to just bury the dead again and Shan with them. No one wants to pursue the truth-except Shan, who finds himself in a violent collision between a heartbreaking, clandestine effort to reunite Tibetan refugees separated for decades and a covert corruption investigation that reaches to the top levels of the government in Beijing. The terrible secret Shan uncovers changes his town and his life forever"--
Water touching stone by Eliot Pattison( Recording )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unlikely group of outcasts dash across the remote northern reaches of the Tibetan plateau, summoned by the news that a venerated schoolteacher has been murdered and an ancient lama is missing. Two old Tibetans are rushing to restore the spiritual balance lost by the violent death. A sullen Tibetan resistance fighter is racing to battle a new foe
Der fremde Tibeter Kriminalroman by Eliot Pattison( Recording )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spændingsroman fra Tibet. En kriminalinspektør, der sidder i fængsel for en politisk dom, løslades for at opklare et mord på en kinesisk embedsmand
Der tibetische Agent Shan ermittelt ; Roman by Eliot Pattison( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In einem tibetischen Kloster werden die Leichen einer tibetischen Nonne, eines chinesischen Gangsterbosses und eines deutschen Filmemachers entdeckt. Was hat die 3 an dem abgelegenen Ort zusammengeführt und wer hat sie ermordet? Ein neuer, schwieriger Fall für den chinesischen Ermittler Shan
Der tibetische Verräter Kriminalroman by Eliot Pattison( Recording )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names

controlled identityPattison, Joseph E.

Eliot Pattison American writer and lawyer

Eliot Pattison Amerikaans schrijver

Eliot Pattison avocat et écrivain américain

Eliot Pattison US-amerikanischer Krimi-Schriftsteller

Patison, Joseph E. 1951-

Patison, Joseph Eliot 1951-

Pattison, Eliot


パティスン, エリオット

Water touching stoneBone rattlerBone mountainBeautiful ghostsPrayer of the dragonAshes of the earth : a mystery of post-apocalyptic AmericaEye of the ravenThe lord of death