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Styx & Stone

(2013)
(The first book in the Ellie Stone Mystery series)
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Ellie Stone is a professed modern girl in 1960s' New York City, playing by her own rules and breaking boundaries while searching for a killer among the renowned scholars in Columbia University's Italian Department.

"If you were a man, you'd make a good detective."

Ellie is sure that Sgt. McKeever meant that as a compliment, but that identity-a girl wanting to do a man's job-has throttled her for too long. It's 1960, and Ellie doesn't want to blaze any trails for women; she just wants to be a reporter, one who doesn't need to swat hands off her behind at every turn.

Adrift in her career, Ellie is back in New York City after receiving news that her estranged father, a renowned Dante scholar and distinguished professor, is near death after a savage bludgeoning in his home. The police suspect a routine burglary, but Ellie has her doubts. When a second attempt is made on her father's life, in the form of an "accident" in the hospital's ICU, Ellie's suspicions are confirmed.

Then another professor turns up dead, and Ellie's investigation turns to her father's university colleagues, their ambitions, jealousies, and secret lives. Ellie embarks on a thorny journey of discovery and reconciliation, as she pursues an investigation that offers her both a chance at redemption in her father's eyes, and the risk of losing him forever.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Paperback Editions

October 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Styx & Stone: An Ellie Stone Mystery (1) (Ellie Stone Mysteries)
Author(s): James W Ziskin
ISBN: 1-61614-819-5 / 978-1-61614-819-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Seventh Street Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

October 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Styx & Stone: An Ellie Stone Mystery (Ellie Stone Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): James W Ziskin
Publisher: Seventh Street Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Styx & Stone: An Ellie Stone Mystery (Ellie Stone Mysteries series Book 1)
Author(s): James W Ziskin
Publisher: Seventh Street Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU