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Bone Rattler

(2007)
(The first book in the Mystery of Colonial America series)
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The Edgar Award winner's acclaimed mystery set in colonial America is "The Last of the Mohicans meets Braveheart, with a curious dash of CSI" (Entertainment Weekly).

Unfairly convicted and force into indentured servitude, young Highland Scot Duncan McCallum finds himself aboard a prisoner ship bound for the New World. A series of mysterious deaths plagues the passengers and claims the life of Duncan's dear friend Adam Munroe. Enlisted by his captors to investigate, a strange trail of clues leads Duncan into the New World and eventually thrusts him into the bloody maw of the French and Indian War.

Duncan is indentured to the British Lord Ramsey, whose estate in the uncharted New York woodlands is a Heart of Darkness where multiple warring factions - the British, rogue Scots, the French, the Huron, and the Iroquois - are engaged in battle. Exploring a frontier world shrouded in danger, Duncan, the exiled chief of his near-extinct Scottish clan, finds that sometimes justice cannot be reached unless the cultures and spirits of those involved are resolved.

"Having already won an Edgar for his Inspector Shan series, Pattison makes a strong bid for another with this outstanding" first novel in his acclaimed Bone Rattler series (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Hardback Editions

December 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bone Rattler: A Mystery of Colonial America
Author(s): Eliot Pattison
ISBN: 1-59376-185-6 / 978-1-59376-185-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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September 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bone Rattler: A Mystery of Colonial America
Author(s): Eliot Pattison
ISBN: 0-7867-1919-2 / 978-0-7867-1919-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers
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Paperback Editions

June 2010 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Bone Rattler
Author(s): Eliot Pattison
ISBN: 1-4587-7116-4 / 978-1-4587-7116-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
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January 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bone Rattler: A Mystery of Colonial America
Author(s): Eliot Pattison
ISBN: 1-58243-464-6 / 978-1-58243-464-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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Kindle Editions

September 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Bone Rattler: A Mystery of Colonial America (Duncan McCallum Book 1)
Author(s): Eliot Pattison
Publisher: Endeavour Media
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March 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Bone Rattler (The Mystery of Colonial America Series Book 1)
Author(s): Eliot Pattison
Publisher: Counterpoint
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA