Featured New Book: Cast the First Stone by Phyllis Zimbler Miller


Remember back a few weeks, when I mentioned I’d be hosting Phyllis Zimbler Miller for a second turn in the spotlight? Well, here we go!


The song “All the Right Moves” by One Republic makes me think of my cozy mystery CAST THE FIRST STONE: A REBECCA STONE MYSTERY because of the theme of competition that runs throughout the book. These lyrics from the song capture this:

“All the right friends in all the right places
“So yeah, we’re going down
“They’ve got
“All the right moves in all the right faces
“So yeah, we’re going down.”

In the story Los Angeles business reporter Rebecca Stone must finally face the fellow Wharton student who broke off their engagement in order for him to focus on making it big on Wall Street. The following words from the song are similar to the thoughts that have plagued Rebecca since then:

“Do you think I’m special?
“Do you think I’m nice?
“Am I bright enough to shine in your spaces?”

Now Rebecca may finally get the answer to these questions.

Ready for the blurb? Here you go…

Cozy mystery CAST THE FIRST STONE introduces shomer Shabbat Los Angeles business reporter Rebecca Stone:

While investigating the murder of a Wharton professor spending the summer term at UCLA, Rebecca Stone must grapple with telling her former fiancé that she has now become an observant Jew.

Kosher recipes from the Jewish holiday book SEASONS FOR CELEBRATION by Rabbi Karen L. Fox and Phyllis Zimbler Miller (available on Amazon) are included in this cozy mystery.
See the followup outing for amateur sleuth Rebecca Stone in TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE: REBECCA STONE MYSTERY SHORT STORIES.

You know, I may need to present this to my book club… Hmm….

Pick up your own copy!

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1 Comment

  1. Bonnie Bartel Latino

    March 25, 2013 8:34 pm

    I am a long time fan of Phyllis Zimbler Miller’s writing. I first discovered her when her debut novel, “Mrs. Lieutenant,” was an Amazon semi-finalist in their 2008 Breakout novel contest.

    As a former military officer’s wife and columnist for Stars and Stripes/Europe, I knew that PZM’s “Mrs. Lieutenant” had to be experienced-base fiction. It was based in fact and deep research– and it was obvious that the author had led a WAY OF LIFE that only those who have lived it can understand.

    “Cast the First Stone” is just as good in a totally different way. I loved it!

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