“Styx & Stone” by James W. Ziskin / Reviewed by Clay Stafford

Styx & Stone by James W. Ziskin

Today’s Killer Nashville Featured Books take me around the world, but they all have two things in common: non-stop suspense and brains.

And now our tour comes back to New York in the 1960s to a mystery debut and the start of a new series.  Sexism is common in the 1960s and author James W. Ziskin uses this as his backdrop in Book One, “Styx & Stone.”  His main character Ellie Stone wants to be a reporter in a time when this was an all-boy’s club.  However, when her father’s life is threatened, she begins to exert herself to find out why.  It becomes obvious when another of her father’s contemporaries is murdered and she starts learning all she can from her father’s university colleagues only to discover not everything one hears or reads in college can be considered the truth especially when dealing with some manuscripts that seem to be worth their weight in blood.  Look for the surprise ending that really brings this 1960s murder mystery alive.

This should give you something to read for the next few days. Until next time, read like someone is burning the books!

Clay Stafford
– Clay Stafford is an Author / filmmaker (www.ClayStafford.com), business owner (www.AmericanBlackguard.com), and founder of Killer Nashville (www.KillerNashville.com) with over 1.5 million copies of his own books in print in over 14 languages.  Stafford’s latest projects are the feature documentary “One of the Miracles” (www.OneOfTheMiracles.com) and the music CD “XO” (www.JefferyDeaverXOMusic.com). Publishers Weekly has named Stafford one of the top 10 Nashville literary leaders playing “an essential role in defining which books become bestsellers” not only in middle-Tennessee, but also extending “beyond the city limits and into the nation’s book culture.”  (PW 6/10/13)

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