Stuart Woods Books

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Stuart Woods is an award-winning fiction author born in Georgia. He attended the University of Georgia and graduated with a BA in sociology. After college, he spent one-year training for the Air National Guard. In 1960, he moved to New York in search of a writing job and ended up working for an advertising agency. He later moved to London and began working for various advertising agencies. In 1976, Woods participated in Observer Singlehanded Transatlantic Race (OSTAR) spending six weeks at sea alone. In addition to sailing, Stuart Woods is also a licensed private pilot.

After the 1976 race, Stuart Woods spent the next couple of years writing two non-fiction books the Green Skipper and Blue Water. He also wrote a travel book called A Romantic’s Guide to the Country Inns of Britain and Ireland. However, his writing career hit new heights in 1981 when he finished writing his novel the Chiefs, eight years after he began writing it. Since then, Woods has written many famous series novels including the Will Lee novel series, Stone Barrington series, Holly Barker series, Ed Eagle series, Rick Barron series, and Teddy Fay series as well as several stand-alone novels.

Order of Stone Barrington Series

1New York Dead 1991Description / Buy
2Dirt 1996Description / Buy
3Dead in the Water 1997Description / Buy
4Swimming to Catalina 1998Description / Buy
5Worst Fears Realized 1999Description / Buy
6L.A. Dead 2000Description / Buy
7Cold Paradise 2001Description / Buy
8The Short Forever 2002Description / Buy
9Dirty Work 2003Description / Buy
10Reckless Abandon 2004Description / Buy
11Two Dollar Bill 2004Description / Buy
12Dark Harbor 2006Description / Buy
13Fresh Disasters 2007Description / Buy
14Shoot Him If He Runs 2007Description / Buy
15Hot Mahogany 2008Description / Buy
16Loitering with Intent 2009Description / Buy
17Kisser 2009Description / Buy
18Lucid Intervals 2010Description / Buy
19Strategic Moves 2010Description / Buy
20Bel-Air Dead 2011Description / Buy
21Son of Stone 2011Description / Buy
22D.C. Dead 2011Description / Buy
23Unnatural Acts 2012Description / Buy
24Severe Clear 2012Description / Buy
25Collateral Damage 2012Description / Buy
26Unintended Consequences 2013Description / Buy
27Doing Hard Time 2013Description / Buy
28Standup Guy 2014Description / Buy
29Carnal Curiosity 2014Description / Buy
30Cut and Thrust 2014Description / Buy
31Paris Match 2014Description / Buy
32Insatiable Appetites 2015Description / Buy
33Hot Pursuit 2015Description / Buy
34Naked Greed 2015Description / Buy
35Foreign Affairs 2015Description / Buy
36Scandalous Behavior 2016Description / Buy
37Family Jewels 2016Description / Buy
38Dishonorable Intentions 2016Description / Buy
39Sex, Lies & Serious Money 2016Description / Buy
40Below the Belt 2017Description / Buy
41Fast and Loose 2017Description / Buy
42Indecent Exposure 2017Description / Buy
43Quick & Dirty 2017Description / Buy
44Unbound 2018Description / Buy
45Shoot First 2018Description / Buy
46Turbulence 2018Description / Buy
47Desperate Measures 2018Description / Buy
48A Delicate Touch 2018Description / Buy
49Wild Card 2019Description / Buy
50Contraband 2019Description / Buy
51Stealth 2019Description / Buy
52Treason 2020Description / Buy
53Hit List 2020Description / Buy
54Choppy Water 2020Description / Buy
55Shakeup 2020Description / Buy
56Hush-Hush 2020Description / Buy
57Double Jeopardy 2021Description / Buy
58Class Act 2021Description / Buy
59Foul Play 2021Description / Buy
60Criminal Mischief 2021Description / Buy

Order of Holly Barker Series

1Orchid Beach 1998Description / Buy
2Orchid Blues 2001Description / Buy
3Blood Orchid 2002Description / Buy
4Reckless Abandon 2004Description / Buy
5Iron Orchid 2005Description / Buy
6Hothouse Orchid 2009Description / Buy

Order of Ed Eagle Series

1Santa Fe Rules 1992Description / Buy
2Short Straw 2006Description / Buy
3Santa Fe Dead 2008Description / Buy
4Santa Fe Edge 2010Description / Buy

Order of Herbie Fisher Series with Parnell Hall

1Barely Legal ( With: Parnell Hall) 2017Description / Buy

Order of Rick Barron Series

1The Prince of Beverly Hills 2004Description / Buy
2Beverly Hills Dead 2008Description / Buy

Order of Teddy Fay Series with Parnell Hall, Bryon Quertermous

1Smooth Operator ( With: Parnell Hall) 2016Description / Buy
2The Money Shot ( With: Parnell Hall) 2018Description / Buy
3Skin Game ( With: Parnell Hall) 2019Description / Buy
4Bombshell ( With: Parnell Hall) 2020Description / Buy
5Jackpot ( With: Bryon Quertermous) 2021Description / Buy

Order of Will Lee Series

1Chiefs 1981Description / Buy
2Run Before the Wind 1983Description / Buy
3Deep Lie 1986Description / Buy
4Grass Roots 1989Description / Buy
5The Run 1995Description / Buy
6Capital Crimes 2003Description / Buy
7Mounting Fears 2008Description / Buy

Order of Stuart Woods Standalone Novels

1Under the Lake 1986Description / Buy
2White Cargo 1988Description / Buy
3Palindrome 1990Description / Buy
4L.A. Times 1993Description / Buy
5Heat 1994Description / Buy
6Dead Eyes 1994Description / Buy
7Imperfect Strangers 1995Description / Buy
8Choke 1995Description / Buy

Order of Stuart Woods Non-Fiction Books

1Blue Water, Green Skipper 1977Description / Buy
2A romantic's guide to the country inns of Britain and Ireland 1979Description / Buy
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Stuart Woods Awards

Stuart Woods has won several accolades in his illustrious writing career. His first successful novel, the Chiefs, won him the Edgar Allan Poe award from the Mystery Writers of America. Woods was also nominated again for the Palindrome. The Imperfect Strangers novel also won the Woods the France’s Prix de Literature Policiere.

Stuart Woods Books into Movies/TV:

Two of the Woods successful novels, the Chiefs and Run before the Wind novels has been adapted for the screen with great success. The Chiefs novel was published in 1981 as the first novel in the Will Lee series. The novel is about three generations’ police chiefs trying to identify a serial killer operating in the fictional town of Delano, Georgia. The novel was inspired by the Woods grandfather unfortunate death while serving as a police chief. The novel opens in 1919 when Will Henry Lee is hired as the first chief, then shifts to 1946 when Sonny Butts is hired as the second chief after the death of Lee and the last part starts in 1963 when Tucker Watts is hired as the third chief. In 1983, the novel was made into CBS TV miniseries. It was nominated for three Emmys. The Grass Roots, which is the fourth novel in the Will Lee series was also into a four-hour TV miniseries featuring Corbin Bernsen and Mel Harris.

Best Stuart Woods Books

Stuart Woods has written many novel series with some enjoying tremendous popularity. Three of the most popular novels by Stuart Woods from the two most successful series the Will Lee novels and Stone Barrington novels include:

Run Before the Wind: In this second novel in the Will Lee series, Woods continues the story of the Lee family of Delano a decade after the Chiefs in Ireland. It is also the only novel Stuart Woods in the first person point of view. The novel was published in 1983 and is about Will Lee looking to spend a peaceful summer on the Ireland coast, but finds no peace. Consumed by hate and the need for revenge, Will Lee realizes he must escape the bloody past to find peace. The novel is full of tension and high-adventure.

Capital Crimes: Published in 2003, the Capital Crimes is the sixth novel by Stuart Woods in the Will Lee series. The novel continues the Lee family story a few years after the events of the Run novel and sees the reoccurrence of the villain Teddy Faye in Washington DC. In this novel, Will Lee finds himself tangled in a web of politics, danger, and power while serving as the United States president. As the president, Will Lee is tasked with finding a serial killer assassinating famous politicians.

Dead in the Water: Published in 1997 as the third novel in the Stone Barrington series, the novel is a continuation of the Stone Barrington story. The novel starts with Barrington going on a romantic getaway to the St. Marks islands with his companion Arrington Carter set to join him the next day. Unfortunately, snowing, his career-ambitious partner and an All-American girl standing trial events ruins his planned romantic get-away and finds himself defending his client in court with every skill he posses.

When Does The Next Stuart Woods book come out?

The next book by Stuart Woods is Criminal Mischief and will be released on December, 28th 2021. It is the newest book in the Stone Barrington Series.

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