The Mystery at Black Partridge Woods
A two-hundred-year-old mystery and adventure that impacts violently on a team of present-day writers. A legendary water beast, mysterious wolves, and an unsolved murder echo through two centuries.
Wawetseka, a Potawatomi woman, is shocked when a body washes up near her village, but events soon turn worse: her only son is accused of the murder. To free him she must identify and 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 Tale. But then Cora is attacked to prevent the publication. What could concern someone two hundred years later, and how can the unknown assailant be stopped?
The Mystery at Black Partridge Woods tells two related stories with unexpected parallels. It is both a fast-paced adventure and a mystery that paints a picture of the little-known earliest days of what is now Lemont, Illinois. Readers who enjoy amateur sleuths and adventure will find it hard to put down.
About Pat Camalliere (Chicago, Illinois Author)
Pat Camalliere is the author of five-star-rated and award-winning Cora Tozzi Historical Mystery Series: the newly released The Mystery at Mount Forest Island, The Mystery at Sag Bridge, and The Mystery at Black Partridge Woods. Her historical mysteries are set in the forest preserves outside of Chicago, and have a touch of the supernatural. She lives with her husband in Lemont, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. She serves on the boards of the Lemont Historical Society and Lemont Public Library District and is a member of the prestigious Society of Midland Authors, Sisters in Crime, and the Chicago Writers Association. She writes a blog that features unique history stories, and speaks locally on a variety of topics. Visit her website at www.patcamallierebooks.com.