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Home of the Anthony® and Macavity Award-winning Ellie Stone Mysteries

 

The Ellie Stone Mysteries have been finalists for the EDGAR®, BARRY, and LEFTY Awards

June 16, 2018


 
 
 
 
 
 
Cast the First Stone
is a finalist for the Macavity Award (Sue Feder Memorial Award) for Best Historical Mystery

 
 

June 1, 2018

A Stone’s Throw (June 5, 2018)


“The lonely, well-developed Ellie is the conscience of this cinematic story that has a strong sense of place but in which the characters shine most.”
—Library Journal


 
 
 
 
 
 

May 10, 2018

Cast the First Stone is a finalist for the 2018 Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original

 
April 6, 2018
“The carefully constructed plot unfolds in unexpected ways as tough, ambitious, and dogged Ellie follows clues in the horse-racing mecca of nearby Saratoga Springs. Ziskin keeps readers guessing every step of the way.”
—Publishers Weekly

 

Coming Soon

1.) A Stone’s Throw (June 5, 2018)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2.) “Pan Paniscus” a short story in the Unloaded 2 anthology (July 16, 2018)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3.) “Who Is Stuart Bridge?” a short story in the Low Down Dirty Vote anthology (July 4, 2018)

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January 25, 2018
Cover Reveal A Stone’s Throw

A Stone’s Throw launches June 5, 2018


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

January 15, 2018
Cast the First Stone is a finalist for the 2018 Lefty Award for Best Mystery Novel.

• Matt Coyle, Blood Truth (Oceanview Publishing)
• William Kent Krueger, Sulfur Springs (Atria Books)
• Louise Penny, Glass Houses (Minotaur Books)
• Terry Shames, An Unsettling Crime for Samuel Craddock (Seventh Street Books)
• James W. Ziskin, Cast the First Stone (Seventh Street Books)

 
 
 
 
 

October 17, 2017
Heart of Stone wins the 2017 Anthony for Best Paperback Original and the 2017 Macavity Award for Best Historical Mystery. 

July 7, 2017
Ellie Stone Goes to Hollywood. Photos and excerpts.

June 30, 2017
Heart of Stone is a finalist for the 2017 Macavity Sue Feder Memorial Best Historical Novel.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

May 17, 2017
Heart of Stone has been named a finalist for the 2017 Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original.


Shot in Detroit, Patricia Abbott
Leadfoot, Eric Beetner
Salem’s Cipher, Jess Lourey
Rain Dogs, Adrian McKinty
How to Kill Friends and Implicate People, Jay Stringer
Heart of Stone, James W. Ziskin

 
 
 
 

April 2, 2017

CAST THE FIRST STONE: STARRED REVIEW from Publishers Weekly

“Ziskin’s depiction of the era’s everyday sexism, homophobia, and racism is pitch-perfect, and Ellie’s narration adds compassion and humanity to sensitive topics. Complex, richly drawn supporting characters…”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

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