Nancy Pearl included a review of The Skull Mantra in her review of mystery novels on National Public Radio this morning. The book is set in Tibet. Here’s an excerpt from her review:
“As we follow Shan [the Chinese Inspector investigating a murder] in his attempts to remain true to his conscience, appease the colonel, survive inhumane conditions and, finally, solve a complex mystery, we are introduced to a singular and singularly beautiful country, its people and its customs. I’ve seldom read a novel that more effectively captures the soul of its setting, in all of its contradictions, difficulties and beauty. The real hero of this novel is Tibet during its struggle for freedom from China.”
The Skull Mantra by Eliot Pattison, Paperback, 416 pages, Minotaur Books, List Price: $14.95
Here’s the link to the complete article: Mysteries You Might Have Missed Along the Way
I haven’t had a chance to read the book yet, but I might! Feel free to share your feed back with us.