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Book review: Amsterdam native sets first mystery in 1960s New York

"Styx and Stone" is the first novel written by Amsterdam native James Ziskin.
"Styx and Stone" is the first novel written by Amsterdam native James Ziskin.
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James Ziskin’s first novel is a capable addition to a type of mystery writing that is partly noir and partly atmospheric. Alan Furst has written mysteries that re-create the feel of life in Europe in the run-up to World War II and during the war itself. Joseph Kanon’s thrillers capture the grit and desperation of life in Europe after World War II. One of Joseph Persico’s first books was a mystery about a Nazi plot ...


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