Cast The First Stone


No Unturned Stone


Sticks and Stone


Set in Stone


Blood From a Stone


Heart of Stone


Cast The First Stone

Published February 2021

One case haunts him. One chance to fix the past. One mistake could cost him everything.

Ex-Minneapolis Police Detective Rembrandt Stone walked away from a career he loved—just the price of being sure he can come home to the wife and daughter he cherishes. But he can’t shake the deep regret over a case left behind.

When his mentor, the former Chief of Homicide dies and leaves Rembrandt with a box of cold cases and a mysterious watch, he finds himself thrust into a world he recognizes—a world from twenty years ago—the same world he’s woken from in a cold sweat a hundred times. But is it a dream, or some kind of twisted reality?

If he solves the case that plagues him, and justice is finally served, will it destroy the life he loves?

Strap in for a mind-bending, time travel thrill ride in Book One of this exciting new series, The True Lies of Rembrandt Stone.

From the creative pens of USA Today bestselling author Susan May Warren, award-winning author James L. Rubart, and new voice, David Curtis Warren, writing collectively as David James Warren.

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No Unturned Stone

Published April 2021

“The One Rule Is, Don’t Mess With The Past”

But he did, and now ex-detective Rembrandt Stone is reaping the devastation of ignoring those words when he traveled back in time to solve the one case that had haunted his dreams.

Yes, he solved the crime. Yes, he saved lives. But Rembrandt returns to find the unthinkable has happened and his life has shattered.

There’s only one answer: break the rule again. Go back in time once more, fix what went wrong, save what went right, and yeah, in his spare time solve another brutal crime.

But it’s not so easy to change time, especially when time turns you into a target. And of course there’s the strong possibility if he goes again, he’ll never get back.

Get ready for your mind to be blown in Book 2 of the time-travel suspense series, The True Lies of Rembrandt Stone.

The continuing adventures of Rembrandt Stone from the creative minds of James L. Rubart, Susan May Warren and newcomer David Curtis Warren, writing as DAVID JAMES WARREN.

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Sticks and Stone

Published June 2021

Third Time’s The Charm … Or Not
Rembrandt Stone has only made things worse. This time, upon his return from the past, he discovers his closest friendship is up in flames. Andrew Burke’s new scars reflect the havoc Rembrandt has left on his own timeline and he must go back—one last trip into his life. This time he’ll save Burke, fix his world and track down a serial killer who possesses an uncanny ability to evade him through time.
When Rembrandt lands in the past and discovers two children lost in an epic Minneapolis blizzard, he’s in a race with time to save the children, his partner, and create a future he can live with. But if he can’t save them all—what will he choose?
Sticks and Stone—the third book in the gripping True Lies of Rembrandt Stone series—starts sprinting on page one and doesn’t slow down till the final words.
Hold onto your head…and your heart.

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Set in Stone

Published August 2021

Rembrandt Stone is on the case of a serial killer. But when the killer finds him first, he puts the one person Rembrandt loves in his cross hairs. Now, Rembrandt must outwit time to save the people he loves.

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Blood From a Stone

Coming October 2021

It’s Rembrandt Stone’s last chance to get thing right–and to apprehend a killer who promises tragedy for him in the future. But one mistake in the past might cost him everything he’s worked so hard to save.

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Heart of Stone

Coming November 2021

Rembrandt Stone can’t believe the world he’s returned to. It must change. But he’ll have to break time’s rules and undo his past to create a future he can live with. 

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What people are saying

“Cast the First Stone is a mind-bender of the first order.

Fast paced, strong characters, great twists and Rembrandt Stone is a hero I predict will be grabbing readers around the throat for a long time. This is one to pick up because you won’t want to put it down.”

~Ted Dekker – New York Times bestselling author

“Cast the First Stone grabs the crime genre by the collar and shows it a thing or two! With time travel, cold cases, and flawed, relatable characters who feel like old friends, this story hooked me from the very first line.

Sleep? Who needs sleep? Give me a True Lies of Rembrandt Stone novel. Masterful writing from three powerhouse storytellers.”

-Tosca Lee, New York Times bestselling author


David James Warren kills it with this time-travel story that explores regrets and mistakes and the importance of living in the now.  I tried explaining to Rembrandt Stone the dangers of messing with the timeline, but would he listen? Of course, not.

This was truly a riveting story that gutted me!

Now. Where the fluff is book 2?

~Ronie Kendig, author of the bestselling, award-winning The Tox Files

Who is David James Warren?

James L. Rubart

James L. Rubart is 28 years old, but lives trapped inside an older man’s body. He’s the best-selling, Christy Hall of Fame author of ten novels and loves to send readers on mind-bending journeys they’ll remember months after they finish one of his stories. He’s dad to the two most outstanding sons on the planet and lives with his amazing wife on a small lake in eastern Washington. More at

Susan May Warren

Susan May Warren is the USA Today bestselling, Christy and RITA award–winning author of more than eighty novels whose compelling plots and unforgettable characters have won acclaim with readers and reviewers alike. The mother of four grown children, and married to her real-life hero for over 30 years, she loves travelling and telling stories about life, adventure and faith.
For exciting updates on her new releases, previous books, and more, visit her website at

David Curtis Warren

David Curtis Warren is making his literary debut in these novels, and he’s never been more excited. He looks forward to creating more riveting stories with Susie and Jim, as well as on his own. He’s grateful for his co-writers, family, and faith, buoying him during the pandemic of 2020, and this writing and publishing process.

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