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Original Death

A Mystery Of Colonial America

By Eliot Pattison

Despite the raging war between French and British, Scottish exile Duncan McCallum has begun to settle into a new life on the fringes of colonial America, traveling the woodlands with his companion Conawago, even joining the old Indian on his quest to find the last surviving members of his tribe. But the joy they feel on reaching the little settlement of Christian Indians is shattered when they find its residents ritually murdered. As terrible as the deaths may be, Conawago perceives something even darker and more alarming: he is convinced they are a sign of a terrible crisis in the spiritworld which he must resolve.

Trying to make sense of the murders, Duncan is accused by the British army of the crime. Escaping prison to follow the trail of evidence, he finds himself hounded by vengeful soldiers and stalked by Scottish rebels who are mysteriously trying to manipulate the war to their advantage. As he pieces together the puzzle of violence and deception he gradually realizes that it may not only be the lives of Duncan and his friends that hang in the balance, but the very survival of the native tribes. When he finally discovers the terrible truth, Duncan is forced to make a fateful choice between his beloved Highland clans and the woodland natives who have embraced and protected him.

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Format: Book
Author: Pattison, Eliot
Summary: Attempting to establish a new life in colonial America at the height of the war between the French and British, Scottish exile Duncan McCallum is wrongly accused of murdering a settlement of Christian Indians.
Title: Original death : a mystery of colonial America / Eliot Pattison.
Publisher Date: Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint Press, [2013]
Subject: Scots -- North America -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction. Indians of North America -- Crimes against -- Fiction. Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Fiction
Isbn: 9781582437316 1582437319
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System Items Available: 1
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Call Number: M Pattison
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Bib Id: 444174

Format: Book
Author: Pattison, Eliot
Summary: Attempting to establish a new life in colonial America at the height of the war between the French and British, Scottish exile Duncan McCallum is wrongly accused of murdering a settlement of Christian Indians.
Title: Original death : a mystery of colonial America / Eliot Pattison.
Publisher, Date: Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint Press, [2013]
Description: 358 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Scots -- North America -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction.
Subjects: Indians of North America -- Crimes against -- Fiction.
Subjects: Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Subjects: United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Fiction
Genre: Historical fiction.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
LCCN: 2013006093
ISBN: 9781582437316
ISBN: 1582437319
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: M Pattison