Search Results: "Stuart Woods"


BOOK REVIEW

LOITERING WITH INTENT by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 21, 2009

"Middling for this wildly uneven series. Readers who quit halfway through won't miss a thing."
Beneath the excruciatingly apt title lurks a welcome return to detection, more or less, for jet-setting New York attorney Stone Barrington. Read full book review >

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IMPERFECT STRANGERS by Stuart Woods
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 1995

"Perfectly crummy. (Book-of-the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club alternate selections)"
Plot-starved novelists could do worse than raid old Hitchcock films for stories, but they had better pilfer with greater skill than Woods (Heat, 1994, etc.) does in his craftless new thriller. Read full book review >

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CUT AND THRUST by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2014

"The political convention as family reunion, with lots of drama, no sustained plot and all the regulars acting pretty much as you'd expect."
First lady Katharine Rule Lee's quest for the Democratic nomination to succeed her husband unleashes all sorts of mostly unrelated complications for the mostly familiar cast. Read full book review >

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THE RUN by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2000

"On the plus side, Woods's trademark characters, unsurprising and banal, fit perfectly into their roles as political candidates and advisors. Maybe there's some insight here after all."
Woods, most often seen recently in the company of lawyer/sleuth/adventurer Stone Barrington (Worst Fears Realized, 1999, etc.), pushes the scion of the Lee family (Grass Roots, 1990 paperback) into a run for the presidency. Read full book review >

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DOING HARD TIME by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"The nonstop action is certain to keep fans turning pages, even though the figures Woods is putting through their paces are plot functionaries rather than characters in any meaningful sense."
Now that he's graduated from the Yale School of Drama, Stone Barrington's son Peter heads with his friends and movie collaborators, Ben Bacchetti and Hattie Patrick, on a road trip to La-La Land, little suspecting that a Russian mobster is determined to kill him. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 2, 2012

"An entertaining adventure tale worthy of republication."
Republication of the real-time maritime adventures of the bestselling crime-thriller author. Read full book review >

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PALINDROME by Stuart Woods
Released: Jan. 1, 1991

Anagram would have been a more appropriate title for this jumbled mystery-suspenser by the usually reliable Woods (Grass Roots, etc,). Read full book review >

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FRESH DISASTERS by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 10, 2007

"No pretense of mystery, and more closure than Stone's recent adventures (Dark Harbor, 2006, etc.), though pesky Herbie is still on the loose at the fadeout. Middling for this wildly uneven series."
High-rolling New York attorney Stone Barrington takes on a brace of transparently simple cases that just won't stay solved. Read full book review >

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DEAD IN THE WATER by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Trying to make this neat, utterly unsurprising, tale— Woods's best since L.A. Times (1993)—last more than one sitting would be like staying up all night nursing a Godiva truffle. (Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection; $300,000 ad/promo)"
Woods bounces back from the doldrums of his last few formula thrillers in this tidy did-she-do-it puzzler, nicely stirred by Caribbean breezes. Read full book review >

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SON OF STONE by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"Further proof, if the series needed it, that there's no lifecycle trauma that won't yield to the power of money, contacts and bling."
New York super-lawyer Stone Barrington's teenaged son comes to live with him. Wait, there's less, much less. Read full book review >

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SWIMMING TO CATALINA by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1998

"Such leftovers don't make very tasty or nutritious fare, not even when the virtues of every predictable scrap are extolled at the top of the author's stentorian voice.(Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection; $250,000 ad/promo)"
Even though Stone Barrington is back from the Caribbean (Dead in the Water, 1997), the debonair attorney-adventurer seems to spend half his time, as the title indicates, in the water—though mostly, like the book, treading water or plain floundering. Read full book review >

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CAPITAL CRIMES by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Mercurial Woods's most recent thrillers (The Short Forever, 2002; Blood Orchid, 2002) have been so ludicrous that it's a pleasure to report that this fleet, workmanlike entry is merely uninvolving and unbelievable."
Liberal? Feeling alienated from the political process? A disenchanted Lefty is taking matters into his own hands by murdering right-wing politicos. Read full book review >