Search Results: "Stuart Woods"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 6, 2006

"Imaginative, piercing portrayal of a man shadowed by merciless demons."
British homeless advocate Masters crafts an unconventional biography of a man who raged not only at the dying of the light but often at the very light itself. Read full book review >

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STUART LITTLE by E.B. White
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 17, 1945

"The story would have a real chance on its own merits without these really appallingly bad episodes."
Of course this will sell—as an E. B. White item and one that the publishers are pushing hard, playing it for an adult as well as a juvenile sale. Read full book review >

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QUICK & DIRTY by Stuart Woods
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"The closest the hero is ever likely to come to old-fashioned detection, though his creator's heart is clearly more in the chase than the solution."
Somebody must have changed Stone Barrington's meds. The studly New York attorney's latest adventure finds him investigating an actual crime, looking for clues, making inferences, and notching only a single new amorous conquest. Read full book review >

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CARNAL CURIOSITY by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 8, 2014

"Zero mystery, zero ingenuity, very little suspense. But Woods mostly keeps his eye on the ball, which elevates this installment well above the run of his recent work."
New York lawyer Stone Barrington, who's slept his way through 30 fleet, mindless suspensers, comes a cropper with his latest conquest. Read full book review >

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LUCID INTERVALS by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 20, 2010

"Some of these riddles are handily resolved, others fade away, and then this weightless tale is done, setting the stage for the inevitable next installment."
Jet-setting New York attorney Stone Barrington's old acquaintances present him with a fistful of new problems. Read full book review >

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DARK HARBOR by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 11, 2006

"Earnest and inept, although at least it lacks the heroic scale of such recent outings as Two Dollar Bill (2005)."
Stone Barrington takes a break from recent rounds of overscaled intrigue for an old-fashioned whodunit, his first since L.A. Dead (2000). Read full book review >

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IRON ORCHID by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 25, 2005

"A sitcom approach to international intrigue in which paper dolls from Woods's previous work keep slipping into new outfits as insubstantial as they are."
Now that she's exhausted the criminal permutations of Orchid Beach (Fla.) and Stone Barrington's New York City (Reckless Abandon, 2004), police chief Holly Barker enlists in Woods's third franchise: fighting President Will Lee's nemesis, a political assassin who's crazy like a fox. Read full book review >

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COLD PARADISE by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 23, 2001

"Environmentalists rejoice: This product contains 80% recycled characters and storylines. And since nobody important gets killed, they'll all be available for next season's installment, just in case you misplace your copy of this one."
Welcome back to Stone Barrington's world of felony glamour, where the pantry's always well stocked with beluga caviar, 9-mm. ammo, quality sex, and perps with more lives than Wile E. Coyote. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIRT by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Besides, it hardly seems fair to the poor blackmailers when they're badly outnumbered by well-armed victims too despicable to root for. ($275,000 ad/promo combined with paperback publication of Choke)"
Eased out of the NYPD, lawyer/shamus Stone Barrington (New York Dead, 1991) is free to mix with an even sleazier crowd: a vicious pair of blackmailers and their equally slimy victims. Read full book review >

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SANTE FE RULES by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1992

"Chiefs; Under the Lake) terrific."
Woods (New York Dead, 1991, etc.) may hail from Sante Fe, but he doesn't do his hometown much honor with this slack mystery/homage. Read full book review >

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FAST AND LOOSE by Stuart Woods
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2017

"Finally, a tale that answers that question of why Woods' bestselling thrillers are so unthrilling: because the characters you care about are never in danger for long enough to mix a proper martini. The unusual aptness of this installment's title is presumably unintended."
A survivor of TV pitchman Nelson Knott's ruinous presidential campaign (Below the Belt, 2017) declares war on New York attorney Stone Barrington, not realizing that in addition to being smart, tough, well-heeled, well-connected, and well-groomed, Stone is immortal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCANDALOUS BEHAVIOR by Stuart Woods
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"As Stone continues to bed top women, buy every piece of real estate in sight, and vanquish the competition with the wave of a hand, you can't help but be struck by his increasing resemblance to Donald Trump. Or is that suggestion grounds for a libel suit?"
In this moments-after sequel to Foreign Affairs (2015), Stone Barrington acquires an English country estate, a brand-new enemy, and a corpse on his front lawn.Read full book review >