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Styx & Stone: An Ellie Stone Mystery James W. Ziskin

Styx & Stone: An Ellie Stone Mystery

James W. Ziskin

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ISBN : 9781616148201
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151 pages
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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 Universitys Italian Department.If you were a man, youd make aMoreEllie 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 Universitys Italian Department.If you were a man, youd make a good detective.Ellie Stone is sure that Sgt. McKeever meant that as a compliment, but that identity-a girl wanting to do a mans job-has throttled her for too long. Its 1960, and Ellie doesnt want to blaze any trails for women- she just wants to be a reporter, one who doesnt 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 fathers life, in the form of an accident in the hospitals ICU, Ellies suspicions are confirmed.Then another professor turns up dead, and Ellies investigation turns to her fathers 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 fathers eyes, and the risk of losing him forever.