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Book Signing - Skeleton God - Eliot Pattison | 10/25/2017

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Edgar winner Pattison remains without peer at integrating a fairplay whodunit into a searing portrayal of life under an oppressive and capricious regime, as shown by his ninth Insp. Shan Tao Yun mystery. Even readers unfamiliar with the physical and cultural devastation China has wrought in Tibet will find themselves engrossed—and moved—by Pattison’s nuanced portrayal. - Publishers Weekly *Starred Review*

Pattison's ninth installment provides an important history lesson little understood in the West with authority, nuance, and genuine suspense. - Kirkus Reviews

Minotaur Books (St. Martin’s Press)
Hardcover/ 320 pages
ISBN: 978-1250067623
March 14, 2017

In Eliot Pattison's Skeleton God, 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 refugees from Tibet separated for decades and a covert corruption investigation that reaches to the top levels of the government in Beijing, China. The terrible secret Shan uncovers changes his town and his life forever.

Wednesday, October 25; 7-9PM



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Described as "a writer of faraway mysteries," Eliot Pattison's travel and interests spanned a million miles of global trekking, visiting every continent but Antarctica. An international lawyer by training, he brings his social and cultural concerns to his fiction and received “the Art of Freedom” from The Tibet House, founded at the request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and dedicated to preserving Tibet’s unique culture at a time when it is confronted with extinction on its own soil. Pattison is the author of thirteen mystery novels, including the internationally acclaimed Edgar award-winning Inspector Shan Series, set in China and Tibet and the Bone Rattler Series, set in Colonial America. His books have been translated into over twenty languages. A former resident of Boston and Washington, Pattison resides on an 18th century farm in Pennsylvania with his wife, three children, and an ever-expanding menagerie of animals.

Eliot Pattison was recipient of Tibet House US Art of Freedom Award in 2006

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