Original Death Review on Pretty Sinister Books

Excerpt: “This is the kind of historical fiction that makes for breathtaking reading. Pattison has done an admirable job of researching a little known incident in the history of the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylania where the Moravians had several missions and transferred that story to upstate New York. In doing so he turned that historical incident into both a thrilling entertainment and a modern day look at the intolerance and brutality of the military. One cannot help but draw parallels to the violence of US military perpetrated against Islamic civilians whether aggressive and intentional or accidental victims of “friendly fire” in Afghanistan and Iraq.” For the full review, click here: prettysinister.blogspot.com...

Original Death Book Review on Bella Online

Excerpt: “Pattison’s writing is careful and deliberate, incorporating true historical facts from early colonial America into the story with his fictional characters. The story is slow moving – not meaning that in a negative way – but allowing the reader to experience the drama in the way that it would probably have been if living during that time period. Those who enjoy fast-moving, exciting modern thrillers may not appreciate this novel. However, it is obvious that careful research has gone into the writing of this book. There is fascinating information about early Indian rituals as they are carried out; those readers who enjoy early American history will no doubt be enthralled. This book is recommended for anyone who enjoys a well-written historical thriller.” For the full review, click here:...

Review of Original Death on Valli’s Book Den

Excerpt: Set in North America in 1760, Duncan McCullam and his Nipmuc Indian friend Conawago go in search of the last members of Conawago’s dying tribe, his nephew and nephew’s grandson. Even before they reach their destination Duncan finds a dead highland soldier in the river, and when they reach their destination they find all the residents of the small village dead and five children kidnapped. Who killed the villagers and why? Who kidnapped the children? To read the full review, click...

On the Importance of Historical Novels: Eliot Pattison Guest Posts on Mystery Fanfare

Excerpt: “We are creatures made up of stories. From the time men first took lightning-struck fire into a cave and circled around it we have recounted tales of our forebears, our hunts, our dreams, our journeys, our joys and our woes. Stories are our spiritual DNA. Enough humans repeating enough stories create a culture. A few decades of telling those stories can define a civilization. But somewhere along the way we lost the significance of storytelling. Our histories, our tales of ourselves, grew sterile. They lost the human element, they lost the anchors that create meaningful stories and, more importantly, that define a people.” For the full guest post, click here:...