Such was the case when Eliot Pattison's debut novel THE SKULL MANTRA won the prestigious Edgar Award.
For persons who may have problems with the destruction of culture, genocide of peoples, corruption of government, this book will be painful to read.
It probably helps that I have visited Tibet and done some reading on the struggle of the Tibetans against the Chinese.
He succeeds in creating an unpredictable mystery in a realistic culture very different from our own. The entire series is worth reading.Published 11 days ago by PCH
Transcendent tale that weaves together several threads into a satisfying story. Shan again must try to understand Tibet, the spirit of its people as well as the lessons his... Read morePublished 26 days ago by Amazon Customer
Loved it! All of these books are written with so much admiration and respect for Tibet.Published 2 months ago by ildiko van helsland
This is the third novel in the “Inspector Shan” series, which I have read so far in order. The series title is a misnomer, as Shan is no longer a policeman and these stories are... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kermit Carraway
I always learn more about this part of the world and about my own spiritual path when I read his books. They are different enough to keep me going each time. Read morePublished 3 months ago by S. Magin
I find the Inspector Shan novels intriguing and very confronting. Tibet is beautifully described in landscape, but the political realities as depicted in this series are... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Joan Austin