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Eye of the Raven

(2009)
(The second book in the Mystery of Colonial America series)
A novel by

 
 
From the Edgar Award - winning author of Bone Rattler. "Evocative language, tight plotting, and memorable characters make this a standout" (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

With the aid of the Native American Shaman Conawago, Duncan McCallum has begun to heal from the massacre of his Highland clan by the British. But 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.

The year is 1760, and while the British army wishes to dismiss the killing as another casualty of its war with France, Duncan discovers a pattern of ritualistic murders related to provincial treaty negotiations and struggles between tribal factions. Ultimately he realizes that to find justice, he must brave the sprawling colonial capital of 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 pleasures of Eliot Pattison's books, and Eye of the Raven is another smashing example, are threefold: high adventure in perilous landscapes, a hero stubbornly seeking the truth, and the haunting mysteries of ancient cultures." - Otto Penzler, editor of The Big Book of Female Detectives

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Used availability for Eliot Pattison's Eye of the Raven

Hardback Editions

December 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Eye of the Raven: A Mystery of Colonial America
Author(s): Eliot Pattison
ISBN: 1-58243-566-9 / 978-1-58243-566-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

January 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Eye of the Raven: A Mystery of Colonial America
Author(s): Eliot Pattison
ISBN: 1-58243-701-7 / 978-1-58243-701-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

October 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Eye of the Raven: A Mystery of Colonial America (Duncan McCallum Book 2)
Author(s): Eliot Pattison
Publisher: Endeavour Media
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


December 2009 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Eye of the Raven (The Mystery of Colonial America Series Book 2)
Author(s): Eliot Pattison
Publisher: Counterpoint
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU