• Bone Rattler

  • A Mystery of Colonial America
  • By: Eliot Pattison
  • Narrated by: Matthew Waterson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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)

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Thoroughly enjoyable

Loved every minute of this book. A vibrant and masterful epic. Definitely will read more


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Love this series

There don’t seem to be many good books set during the era of the French and Indian war but I have enjoyed this series immensely. Duncan MacCallum was about to be qualified as a doctor when he was arrested for helping his elderly Highlander rebel uncle and transported to America. However, mysteries abound and Duncan becomes a sort of “speaker for the dead”. Lots of Native American lore included as well. I love the reader’s deep British voice. I hope all of the books in the series will eventually be recorded.

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So many subplots

I like the historical aspects, but too many sub characters and subplots. Made it difficult to catch how everyone was intertwined especially through an audio book.

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