Saturday, March 18, 2017


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.

Zeltserman applied the Page 69 Test to Deranged, the first Morris Black thriller, and reported the following:
Page 69 is only a paragraph, so instead I looked at page 68. This page has Morris meeting with the FBI profiler and going over aspects of past murders associated with the killer. Deranged is a fast moving thriller that’s either showing the current action or flashbacks to the past to explain how the killer got to where he is, so this page was what I call necessary glue to keep the plot moving.
Visit Dave Zeltserman's website.

My Book, The Movie: Deranged.

--Marshal Zeringue