A Stone’s Throw

Book Title: A Stone's Throw Author: James W. Ziskin Series: Ellie Stone #6 Genres: Historical Fiction, Mystery Goodreads Pub Date: 06/05/18 4 STARS August 1962. A suspicious fire claims a tumbledown foaling barn on the grounds of the once-proud Tempesta Stud Farm, halfway between New Holland and Saratoga Springs, NY. The blaze, one of several… Continue reading A Stone’s Throw


Review: The Deep Dark Descending

Book Title: The Deep Dark Descending Author: Allen Eskens REVIEWED BY: CHELSEA Series: None (Reoccurring-Max Rupert) Genres: Mystery, Crime Fiction, Suspense Goodreads Pub Date: 10/03/17 5 STARS  Homicide Detective Max Rupert never fully accepted his wife's death, even when he believed that a reckless hit and run driver was the cause. But when he learns… Continue reading Review: The Deep Dark Descending

General Post

Weekly Wrap-Up: 06/09

Happy Friday and almost weekend everyone! Mr. Humphrey was traveling so I was playing catch up on ARCS that are coming out pronto. HELP! Just kidding of course... But it was truly a busy week again on the blog; I had lots of fun posting reviews of some fantastic novels publishing in June, shared a guest… Continue reading Weekly Wrap-Up: 06/09


Review: Cast The First Stone

Book Title: Cast The First Stone Author: James W. Ziskin REVIEWED BY: CHELSEA Series: Ellie Stone #5 Genres: Historical Fiction, Mystery, Detective Goodreads Date Read: 06/02/17 Pub Date: 06/06/17 5 STARS February 1962: Tony Eberle has just scored his first role in a Hollywood movie, and the publisher of his hometown newspaper in upstate New… Continue reading Review: Cast The First Stone


Review: Where I Can See You

Book Title: Where I Can See You Author: Larry D. Sweazy REVIEWED BY: MARY Series: None Genres: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Crime Fiction Date Read: 05/10/17 Pub Date: 01/10/17 4 STARS   Haunted by the disappearance of his mother when he was eight years old, detective Hud Matthews begins his own investigation to find out what… Continue reading Review: Where I Can See You

General Post, Reviews

Top Reads of 2016- Part Two

In case you missed yesterday's post, here is Part One of my Top Reads for 2016 so that you can catch up. Today I'll begin posting the #1 read in each category for 2016 leading up to my pick for Book of the Year! While there were so many reads I wanted to include and had the… Continue reading Top Reads of 2016- Part Two


Review: The Heavens May Fall

Book Title: The Heavens May Fall Author: Allen Eskens Series: Max Rupert/Boady Sanden Genres: Crime Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Mystery, Police Procedural Goodreads Date Read: 10/03/16 Pub Date: 10/04/16 5 STARS Detective Max Rupert and attorney Boady Sanden s friendship is being pushed to the breaking point. Max is convinced that Jennavieve Pruitt was killed by… Continue reading Review: The Heavens May Fall

Author Q & A, Interviews

James W. Ziskin Q&A

When I first came across the Ellie Stone series, I knew it would be a bit of a different read for me. I don't typically read Historical Fiction in the form of mysteries, but I experienced some form of enchantment that I haven't found elsewhere, which leads me to believe that this special combination of… Continue reading James W. Ziskin Q&A


Review: Heart of Stone

Book Title: Heart of Stone Author: James W. Ziskin Series: Ellie Stone #4 Genres: Historical Fiction, Mystery, Amateur Sleuth, Crime Fiction, Detective Goodreads Date Read: 08/17/16 Pub Date: 06/07/16 5 STARS 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… Continue reading Review: Heart of Stone


Review: Stone Cold Dead

Book Title: Stone Cold Dead Author: James W. Ziskin Series: Ellie Stone #3 Genres: Mystery, Suspense, Historical Fiction Goodreads Date Read: 07/18/16 Pub Date: 05/12/16 5 STARS December 21, 1960, the shortest day of the year: Fifteen-year-old Darleen Hicks slips away from her school bus as it idles in the junior-high parking lot, waiting to… Continue reading Review: Stone Cold Dead