WorldCat Identities

Pattison, Eliot

Works: 50 works in 299 publications in 12 languages and 11,444 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  History  Historical fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PS3566.A82497, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Eliot Pattison
The skull mantra by Eliot Pattison( Book )

61 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of the 2001 Edgar Award for Best First Novel, Skull Mantra was a sensation when first published and received wide℗ acclaim℗ from critics and readers alike.℗ The Skull Mantra℗ was ranked with℗ Gorky Park and Smilla's Sense of Snow as a novel as much about a people and a place--the Tibetans of the high Himalayas--as it is a gripping thriller. ℗ The corpse is missing its head and is dressed in American clothes. Found by a Tibetan prison work gang on a windy cliff, the grisly remains clearly belong to someone too important for Chinese authorities to bury and forget. So the case is handed to veteran police inspector Shan Tao Yun. Methodical, clever Shan is the best man for the job, but he too is a prisoner, deported to Tibet for offending someone high up in Beijing's power structure. Granted a temporary release, Shan is soon pulled into the Tibetan people's desperate fight for its sacred mountains and the Chinese regime's blood-soaked policies. Then, a Buddhist priest is arrested, a man Shan knows is innocent. Now time is running out for Shan to find the real killer.℗
Water touching stone by Eliot Pattison( Book )

38 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,128 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 )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,024 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 tht 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 )

24 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,009 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 )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 950 WorldCat member 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 )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 927 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 )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and German and held by 805 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 )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 790 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 )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 771 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 )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 727 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."--Jacket
Original death : a mystery of colonial America by Eliot Pattison( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 629 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
Soul of the fire : a mystery by Eliot Pattison( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 501 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"--
Water touching stone by Eliot Pattison( Recording )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 29 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 : Kriminalhörspiel by Eliot Pattison( Recording )

5 editions published in 2003 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spndingsroman fra Tibet. En kriminalinspektr, der sidder i fngsel for en politisk dom, lslades for at opklare et mord på en kinesisk embedsmand
Mantra by Eliot Pattison( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in Danish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The skull mantra by Eliot Pattison( Recording )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a police investigator, Shan fell out of favour and was sent to a Chinese labour camp in modern day Tibet. When a Red Army colonel asks Shan to investigate a politically sensitive murder, Shan's refusal could bring reprisals against his fellow prisoners, mostly Buddhist monks. A fast resolution would incriminate a monk Shan feels is innocent
Der tibetische Verräter Kriminalroman by Eliot Pattison( Recording )

2 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Berg der toten Tibeter Kriminalroman by Eliot Pattison( Recording )

4 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Auge von Tibet Kriminalroman by Eliot Pattison( Recording )

2 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dödsmantrat by Eliot Pattison( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Swedish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The skull mantra
Alternative Names

controlled identityPattison, Joseph E.

Eliot Pattison American writer and lawyer

Eliot Pattison US-amerikanischer Krimi-Schriftsteller

Patison, Joseph E. 1951-

Patison, Joseph Eliot 1951-

パティスン, エリオット

English (127)

German (77)

Polish (16)

French (12)

Italian (6)

Swedish (4)

Spanish (3)

Dutch (3)

Turkish (2)

Danish (2)

Croatian (1)

Kannada (1)

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