Search Results: "Stuart Woods"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

L.A. TIMES by Stuart Woods
Released: May 12, 1993

"Not Woods—and not readers of this devilishly entertaining thriller. (First printing of 100,000)"
Woods—an off-again (Santa Fe Rules, etc.), on-again (New York Dead, etc.) writer—is very much on here, turning his big weakness- -stagnant characters—into a strength. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BELOW THE BELT by Stuart Woods
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"An unusually strong premise, and this time Woods keeps his eye on the ball, ignoring the siren call of consumer spending that sank Sex, Lies & Serious Money (2016) and so many others, plotting as if he actually means it. Warning, though: some ripped-from-the-headlines elements may extend fans' post-election blues."
A favor New York attorney Stone Barrington agrees to do for a friend who's a powerful political veteran causes an unexpected amount of grief to everyone but Stone. 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 >

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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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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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 >