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The King's Beast by Eliot Pattison
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Apr 07, 2020 | ISBN 9781640094352

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Praise for The King’s Beast

“Set in 1769, Edgar–winner Pattison’s sixth mystery featuring Scottish exile Duncan McCallum (after 2018’s Savage Liberty) surpasses the high bar set by the previous five adventures . . . Pattison keeps the suspense high throughout. This triumphant combination of whodunit and deeply researched history should help this gifted author get the wider audience he richly deserves.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Pattison’s sixth Revolutionary mystery has a strong period feel and abundant historical detail.” —Kirkus Reviews

“[The] characterization is strong and plotting swift. This is as much an adventure as a murder mystery . . . Pattison’s writing style is stimulating and historically grounded while losing none of the entertainment factor. Fans of murder mysteries, adventure stories, the Revolutionary period, or all of the above will find much to enjoy in this series.” —Booklist

“A rousing tale . . . Replete with characters who draw the reader into the drama; finely honed to reflect the time and place, full of the respective cultures they portray . . . page turning . . . This was my first venture into the Duncan McCallum tales, it won’t be my last.” —Hoover Book Reviews

The King’s Beast is revealed to the reader through the cutting lens of murder, duplicity, and kidnapping. Here is where Pattison excels. While he pulls together what appear on the surface as disparate acts of terror, Pattison is, with the other hand, laying out the blossoming of a nation through the very being of Duncan McCallum. The King’s Beast is a wonderful read. It stands alongside such books as The Alienist in creating a time, a place, and a mood. And like the best literature has to offer, it is rich with history and context and, most of all, meaning.” —Boston Teran, author of How Beautiful They Were

“A gripping tale of risk and adventure with a mystery at its core, characters who may or may not be who they seem, and a plot that twists in surprising directions. Eliot Pattison thrusts you into pre–Revolutionary America and England, each boiling with conflict, dissension, and danger. If you are a fan of historical mysteries—and even if you aren’t—you don’t want to miss The King’s Beast.” —Margaret Coel, New York Times bestselling author of Winter’s Child

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