Books by James W. Ziskin

A STONE'S THROW by James W. Ziskin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2018

"The detective work is unspectacular but conscientious, absorbing, and believable, and the unblinking heroine's clearheaded first-person narrative is never less than appealing."
Upstate New York reporter Ellie Stone's trip to a burning barn takes her outside her comfort zone in more ways than one. Read full book review >
CAST THE FIRST STONE by James W. Ziskin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Ziskin's nice-but-no-nonsense hero is out seriously past her depth in these fleshpots, where, as she aptly notes, she can't trust a single person. Readers will end up rooting for her to get sent back to the East Coast, where people just murder each other."
An unsought assignment sends reporter Ellie Stone from upstate New York to Hollywood in the rainy month of February 1962. Read full book review >
HEART OF STONE by James W. Ziskin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"Ziskin plants clues so conscientiously that most readers will beat the heroine to the killer. What makes this case stand apart is its sensitively nuanced evocation of the conflicts that swirl around the artsy Jewish milieu of the early 1960s."
Upstate reporter Ellie Stone's perfect 1961 Adirondack vacation is spoiled by everything from a skinny-dipping aunt to a pair of deaths that may or may not be accidental. Read full book review >
NO STONE UNTURNED by James W. Ziskin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 2014

"You can't help rooting for tenacious Ellie, who has the grit to know when she's right and the grace to admit when she's wrong."
The year is 1960. Reporter Ellie Stone (Styx & Stone, 2013) looks for her big break covering the grisly murder of a beautiful college student in upstate New York. Read full book review >