Search Results: "Stuart Woods"


BOOK REVIEW

FOREIGN AFFAIRS by Stuart Woods
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Apart from all the big names tossed in to cow Casselli, Woods mostly soft-pedals the usual gratuitous inflation and extraneous subplots, keeping things simple, straightforward, and pleasantly predictable."
A former New York Mafioso who's fled home to Italy kidnaps the latest inamorata of the redoubtable Stone Barrington (Hot Pursuit, 2015, etc.). Big mistake.Read full book review >

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NAKED GREED by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 14, 2015

"The stakes seem so low throughout this installment, filled with dead ends and dropped stitches, that you can't help wondering if Woods has set his word processor to auto-type."
In between rounds of pie-in-the-sky international intrigue, Stone Barrington takes time out to help a San Antonio brewer find a new New York distributor—and inherits all the brewer's enemies. 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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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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SEX, LIES & SERIOUS MONEY by Stuart Woods
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Reads like a remake of Family Jewels (2016) with nary a homicide until very close to the end. Not much sex, no more lies than usual, but some very serious money does indeed get spent on every possible status symbol you can imagine."
The title says it all. So do New York's tabloid headlines: "LIMEY POWERBALL WINNER LANDS IN BIG APPLE, LIVES LARGE." 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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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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DIRTY WORK by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2003

"A crisp, fleet timekiller: the fashionplate lawyer's best outing since Dead in the Water (1997)."
A routine stint of bedroom peeping sets jet-set New York lawyer Stone Barrington against an international assassin with more disguises than a barrel of cross-dressing monkeys. Read full book review >

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INDECENT EXPOSURE by Stuart Woods
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Woods, who's never been shy about recycling material from his hero's earlier adventures, here reprises the plot of Carnal Curiosity (2014) and manages to resurrect some much older matter as well. The fade-out, however, promises new developments that follow a predictably inflated curve."
New York attorney Stone Barrington beds still another unsuitable partner and suffers the consequences—well, almost suffers. 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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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 >