TheMysterySite.com Reviews Mandarin Gate

Excerpt: “All in all Mandarin Gate is a very good read and definitely worth picking up. There is a beauty to being able to come into any series and be able to read the book as a standalone with the assurance that there are more out there if you are interested. I am interested and plan to pick up the rest of the Shan novels as soon as I get the chance.” For the full review, click here:...

The House of Crime and Mystery reviews Eliot Pattison’s Mandarin Gate

Review excerpt: “Mandarin Gate is a compelling novel that involves more interesting and complex characters than many writers will create in ten books. It is a story that will transport you in the Tibetan mountains and villages for a journey into the heart, mind and spirit of its people.  This is a book well-deserving of showing up on the end-of-year best novels lists.” Full review...

CNN features Eliot Pattison’s “Mandarin Gate”

Excerpt: “The Edgar award-winning Pattison portrays the oppression of the Tibetan people with dramatic delicacy and rich insight. While “Mandarin Gate” is set in a locale farther away than most readers will ever dare venture, this mystery brings the plight of Tibet into sharp focus, weaving the region’s cultural, social and political conflict into a compelling narrative.” For the full feature and an excerpt from the book, click...

Mandarin Gate by Eliot Pattison review on Mystern Maven Blog

Review excerpt: “As is typical of Pattison’s prose, the book does not include a single unnecessary description or detail.  The spare prose is beautifully written to explain the elegantly complex plot as simply as possible. Descriptions reveal a lot about each character’s personality and motivations with little extraneous or unnecessary dialog.  This suspense novel is so gripping it is almost impossible to put down.  The reader is made to feel as if they have stepped inside a remote Tibetan detention center or a farm house headquarters of the Jade Crows and are ducking punches right along with Shan.  The descriptions in “Mandarin Gate” become vividly real.” Full review...