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Stone Cold: The Stone Man Mysteries, Book One

(The Stone Man Mysteries #1)

3.45  ·  Rating details ·  56 ratings  ·  13 reviews
When young runaway Craig prepares to jump from a church rooftop, his salvation comes in the unholy shape of Silex: a beast trapped in the form of a gargoyle. Silex runs an investigative service, chasing redemption from atop his perch. And he needs a young lad to do his footwork.

Craig begins his new life by probing a series of murders that has menaced Scotland. The scenes
Paperback, 80 pages
Published August 1st 2016 by Graphic Universe
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Rod Brown
Apr 01, 2017 rated it did not like it
One's a suicidal Scottish street urchin. The other's a stone gargoyle rooted to a church rooftop. Together they're detectives.

Unfortunately, this hot stinking heap is not even laughably bad. It's just boring, stupid and awful. Booooooooo!
Roger Royer
Fun. Quick and easy to read with a really good detective story that is a bit adult for really young readers.

The art is amazing for an independent work and not being in color.

Ilu eh
Nicola Mansfield
Oct 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
I always enjoy Jane Yolen's books and this one is no exception. A very dark story involving demons, the paranormal, and gargoyles. There is a real Scottish-Catholic feel about the story too with one of the main characters being a Priest. Being Catholic, I really enjoyed the Catholic and Biblical parts of the story. But make no mistake, this is a paranormal evil and dark murder mystery. The black and white art is extremely atmospheric, appropriately for a tale taking place in 1930s Edinburgh.I on ...more
Nov 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I'm very excited to have discovered this new graphic novel series about a gargoyle detective in Edinburgh.
Mar 17, 2018 rated it liked it
This book could have been interesting if it was drawn out longer. Though the premise is kind of dumb - a stone gargoyle heads up a detective "agency" to solve murders, except he's actually a super evil demon but since he's stuck to a church he's good. The whole thing was quite short, to solve a series of murders that ultimately is to release the demon. It's kind of mediocre for story.

The art was interesting. It had an almost mix of fast sloppy illustration mixed with more detailed tight drawings
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Good story, awful art.
Good story but very slow...
A graphic novel featuring a demon-turned-gargoyle who solves mysteries with the help of street urchins and others.
The depiction of the gargoyle has fangs that look overdone. Otherwise the black-and-white illustrations are okay.
Jim Gorman
Short review, all i have to say is "meh". It was nothing great, and as someone who has been to Scotland a few times, including a few trips to Edinburgh, it really didn't make me feel like this was set in Scotland. Other than the few Scottish slang words used very rarely in the book, you could not tell it was set there. The art was so-so, the story so-so. It did not grip me enough to want to read the next in the series.
Tina Grove
Jan 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
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In 1930's Scotland Craig is a young runaway about to jump to his death off of a rooftop when he is stopped by a beast trapped in a gargoyle. Craig is convinced to be of use to the gargoyle named Silex (who also happens to be a detective of sorts). Since he is trapped in the gargoyle form and can't leave the rooftop, Silex convinces Craig that his life has value as someone who can do the legwork and help him solve mysteries. With Craig's quick thinking and impressive info-gathering, they are able ...more
Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
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Story was pretty good but the artwork was terrible.
Dec 31, 2016 rated it liked it
interesting story. artwork was hard to follow.
Jul 31, 2016 rated it it was ok
Public library copy.

Public library copy.

I thought the detective story might have been better served as a prose short story rather than sequential art.
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Jane Yolen is a novelist, poet, fantasist, journalist, songwriter, storyteller, folklorist, and children’s book author who has written more than three hundred books. Her accolades include the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Awards, the Kerlan Award, two Christopher Awards, and six honorary doctorate degrees from colleges and universities in Massachuset ...more

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