Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Jacob Stone

Jacob Stone is the byline chosen by award-winning author Dave Zeltserman for his new Morris Brick series of serial-killer thrillers. His crime, mystery and horror fiction has won top praise and has been translated into six languages. His novels Small Crimes and Pariah were both named by the Washington Post as best books of the year. Small Crimes topped National Public Radio's list of best crime and mystery novels of 2008 and is being made into a feature film.

Stone/Zeltserman's latest novel is Deranged, the first Morris Black thriller.

Recently I asked the author about what he was reading. Zeltserman's reply:
I’ve been reading John Lutz’s Frank Quinn crime thriller series, but I’ve been doing so out of order, and the last book I read (finishing it last week) was the first in the series, Darker Than Night. I really love this series, and the quickness, wit, and humor in Lutz’s writing. When reading Lutz you’re reading a true master in the genre. BTW: I felt this way before Mr. Lutz so generously provided a blurb for Deranged.

Since finishing Darker Than Night, I’ve been reading somewhat simultaneously my author’s copy of the March/April issue of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (which has my latest Julius Katz story) and Loren Estleman’s Burning Midnight. Like John Lutz, Estleman is a terrific crime writer, both his Amos Walker stories and novels, and his Nero Wolfe pastiche stories featuring Claudius Lyon and Arnie Woodbine. The last story I read in the Ellery Queen issue was Tim L. Williams’ noirish "Renters." I always look for Tim’s stories in Ellery Queen, and he never disappoints. Next up after these will be Jim Shepard's latest short story collection, The World to Come.
Visit Dave Zeltserman's website.

My Book, The Movie: Deranged.

The Page 69 Test: Deranged.

--Marshal Zeringue