Home of the Edgar®, Anthony, Barry, and Lefty Award Nominated Ellie Stone Mysteries

January 19, 2017
Heart of Stone is a finalist for the 2017 Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original.

Shot in Detroit by Patricia Abbott (Polis Books)
Come Twilight by Tyler Dilts (Amazon Publishing – Thomas & Mercer)
The 7th Canon by Robert Dugoni (Amazon Publishing – Thomas & Mercer)
Rain Dogs by Adrian McKinty (Prometheus Books – Seventh Street Books)
A Brilliant Death by Robin Yocum (Prometheus Books – Seventh Street Books)
Heart of Stone by James W. Ziskin (Prometheus Books – Seventh Street Books)

January 18, 2017
Heart of Stone is a finalist for the 2017 Lefty Award for Best Mystery.img_1322

• Matt Coyle, Dark Fissures (Oceanview Publishing)
• Gigi Pandian, Michelangelo’s Ghost (Henery Press)
• Louise Penny, A Great Reckoning (Minotaur Books)
• Terry Shames, The Necessary Murder of Nonie Blake (Seventh Street Books)
• James W. Ziskin, Heart of Stone (Seventh Street Books)

January 5, 2016
Best of 2016 honors for Heart of Stone:

Top Twelve Novels of 2016, Andrew Gulli, The Strand Magazine

InStyle (UK) The 9 Most Unputdownable Books Of 2016

The Reading Room’s Favorite Reads of 2016

Meike’s Top Ten Mysteries of 2016 (MysteryPeople)

The Wise Acre Top Reads Thriller Crime Novels 2016

Don’t Need a Diagram Top Books of 2016

Bookish Devices Favorite Reads of 2016
Looking Back: Our Favorite Reads of 2016

And one bonus mention for 2015’s Stone Cold Dead:
The Suspense is Thrilling Me Best Historical Fiction/Mystery 2016
Top Reads of 2016- Part Two



October 20, 2016
Cover reveal for Cast the First Stone out June 6, 2017, from Seventh Street Books.


October 17, 2016
The Strand Magazine names Heart of Stone one of the top ten books of 2016.

5 comments on “Home of the Edgar®, Anthony, Barry, and Lefty Award Nominated Ellie Stone Mysteries

  1. All the best 🙂

  2. Looking forward to reading your books! Congratulations from upstate- Kim (Miller) LaCelle 🙂

  3. Congratulations Jim! Looking forward to reading your book! Good Luck with the launch!! Sheeza and Asif

  4. Looks like lots of great reading ahead. I am very excited about your work. Rock on Jim!!!

  5. This is awesome! Will be recommending No Stone Unturned to my book club!

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