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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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 >

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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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COLLATERAL DAMAGE by Stuart Woods
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Agatha Christie's reputation as a puzzle-master survived the long series of spy thrillers that culminated in Passenger to Frankfurt, and Woods will no doubt survive his anti-terrorist confections, along with all his regulars, at least till the inevitable next round."
The sister whose brothers died only weeks earlier in their attempt to plant an atomic bomb in Stone Barrington's new Los Angeles hotel (Severe Clear, 2012) resolves to follow in their footsteps. Read full book review >

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SEVERE CLEAR by Stuart Woods
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Since the possibility that Woods will kill off virtually his entire stable of regulars (Unnatural Acts, 2012, etc.) is too remote to generate much suspense, fans of this series are left to enjoy the sex, the bling and the reassurance that in Stone's world, 'Sometimes everything goes right' with less effort, error and complexity than you could ever hope for in real life."
What chance does a cabal of bombers have against New York uber-lawyer Stone Barrington; his ex-NYPD partner, Lt. Dino Bacchetti; the CIA's Holly Barker; head of MI-6, Felicity Devonshire; CEO of Strategic Services, Michael Freeman; Woodman & Weld attorney, Herb Fisher; President Will Lee; and his wife, Katharine, Director of the CIA? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNNATURAL ACTS by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 17, 2012

"More coherent than most of Stone's recent adventures, with actual resolutions for the major plot lines instead of the usual annoying to-be-continued signs."
Now that everything in New York super-lawyer Stone Barrington's life is perfect, it's time to start grooming a successor: ex-loser Herbie Fisher, now a junior associate at Woodman & Weld. Read full book review >