The Mystery at Black Partridge Woods now on sale

The Mystery at Black Partridge Woods, Pat Camalliere’s second novel in the Cora Tozzi Historical Mystery Series, is now on sale from Amika Press.

The Mystery at Black Partridge Woods by Pat Camalliere
Cover photography by Richard Hoyt Lee.

Wawetseka, a Potawatomi woman, is shocked when a body washes up near her village, but events soon turn worse: her only son is arrested for murder. To free him she must track down the real killer. Her investigation takes her through the wilderness of 1817 northern Illinois and to Fort Dearborn as she races desperately, fighting the harsh terrain and the realities of vigilante justice.

Two centuries later, Wawetseka’s descendent, Nick Pokagon, a charismatic young scientist, partners with Cora Tozzi, Cisco, and Frannie to publish Wawetseka’s adventures. But then Cora and her friends are attacked.…

Read more and buy now at Amazon and Amika Press. Coming soon to Kindle, Kobo & Nook!

 

Pat Camalliere reviews

Kirkus Reviews has reviewed The Mystery at Sag BridgeVisit Pat’s website to let her know what you think.

Cold Case meets Ghost Whisperer in Camalliere’s debut mystery.

A capricious spirit, a mysterious wolf, and a 100-year-old unsolved triple homicide lead Cora Tozzi on a journey to uncover the history of Sag Bridge. Lemont, the tiny village, nowadays melded into the Chicago suburb where Cora and her husband, Cisco, live, was a hub of activity in the late 1800s during the building of canals that would link the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River. Retired, Cora devotes her time to the library, the historical society, a book club, and other assorted committees. She also hides a secret.

Throughout her life, one that she herself describes as quite fortunate, Cora has had the sense that some sort of supernatural entity has been watching over her. A door closing unexpectedly, a paper clip flying across the room, all signaled the presence of “something.” Cora began calling this presence “Angel.” But lately, the previously playful Angel has been gaining strength and exhibiting some dangerously angry behavior. Is Angel responsible for the bizarre accident that left a hostile member of Cora’s book club fighting for her life? Is she demanding something specific from Cora? And why did Angel attach herself to Cora in the first place? In her search for answers, Cora learns of the century-old murder of a young couple and their newborn baby girl.… Camalliere peppers her narrative with well-drawn depictions of life in turn-of-the-last-century Sag Bridge, and her characters are rather charming.…there are a few surprises left for the very end.

A lively twist on the historical fiction genre by a promising author.

News & Reviews

The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte on Huff Post Books, part of ‘Stereotype-Busting Women In Historical Fiction’: “…a heart-wrenching high drama.”

Bone Box well-received by Fran Lewis of Just Reviews: “…will mystify, entrance, enthrall and captive readers.”

The Mystery at Sag Bridge book release party is this Sunday 26 April at Smokey Row Antiques. Visit the Smokey Row Facebook page or Pat Camalliere’s site for more information.

Update: Pat Camalliere interviewed by Dan Farnham of Suburban LifeFull interview on AmikaPress.com.