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June 7, 2016 / Leslie

Book Feature and Giveaway

Heart of Stone by James W. Ziskin

A suspenseful new thriller set in the Adirondack Mountains.

About the Book

HeartStoneHeart of Stone

by James W. Ziskin
Publisher: Seventh Street Books | June 2016

In the waning days of a lazy August holiday, Ellie Stone is enjoying a bright Adirondack-lake morning. Nearby, two men plummet to their deaths on the rocks below, just a few feet short of the water of a dangerous diving pool. A tragic accident, it seems. But the state police quickly establish that the two victims–one, a stranger to the lake and, the other, a teenaged boy from a nearby band camp–surely didn’t know each other. That anomaly is strange enough, but what really perplexes Ellie is the out-of-place station wagon parked twenty yards from the edge of the cliff.

Wading into a slippery morass of gone-to-ground fellow travelers, free-love intellectuals, rabid John Birchers, and charismatic evangelicals, Ellie must navigate old grudges and Cold War passions, lost ideals and betrayed loves. She sticks her nose where it’s unwanted, rattling nerves and putting herself in jeopardy. But this time, it’s her heart that’s at risk.

About the Author

James Ziskin is the author of the Anthony-, Barry-, and Lefty-nominated Ellie Stone Mysteries. A linguist by training, James studied Romance Languages and Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. After completing his graduate degree, he worked in New York as a photo-news producer and writer, and then as Director of NYU’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò. He has since spent fifteen years in the Hollywood post production industry, running large international operations in the subtitling/localization and visual effects fields. His international experience includes two years working and studying in France, extensive time in Italy, and more than three years in India. He speaks Italian and French.

James grew up in Amsterdam, New York. He now lives in the Hollywood Hills with his wife, Lakshmi, and cats Bobbie and Tinker.

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Giveaway Information

Courtesy of the publicist, I have one copy of Heart of Stone to give away to a reader with a US mailing address. To enter, fill out the form below on or before midnight, Saturday, June 18th.

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One random winner will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond.

[Giveaway has ended]

Winner: Suko

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Leave a Comment
  1. bettyl / Jun 7 2016 3:42 pm

    sounds like a great read, would love to win, the chance


  2. Suko / Jun 8 2016 12:08 am

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway! I will add it to my blog’s sidebar. The book looks and sounds perfect for summer reading.



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