Publication Order of Stone Barrington Books
|New York Dead||(1991)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Dirt||(1996)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Dead in the Water||(1997)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Swimming to Catalina||(1998)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Worst Fears Realized||(1999)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|L.A. Dead||(2000)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Cold Paradise||(2001)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Short Forever||(2002)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Dirty Work||(2003)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Reckless Abandon||(2004)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Two Dollar Bill||(2005)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Dark Harbor||(2006)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Fresh Disasters||(2007)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Shoot Him If He Runs||(2007)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Hot Mahogany||(2008)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Loitering With Intent||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Kisser||(2010)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Lucid Intervals||(2010)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Strategic Moves||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Bel-Air Dead||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Son of Stone||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|D.C. Dead||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Unnatural Acts||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Severe Clear||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Collateral Damage||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Unintended Consequences||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Doing Hard Time||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Standup Guy||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Carnal Curiosity||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Cut and Thrust||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Paris Match||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Insatiable Appetites||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Hot Pursuit||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Naked Greed||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Foreign Affairs||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Scandalous Behavior||(2016)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Family Jewels||(2016)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Dishonorable Intentions||(2016)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Sex, Lies, and Serious Money||(2016)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Formerly a detective for the New York City Police Department, Stone Barrington is the fictional lead character in over 20 novels written by Stuart Woods. Stone was born into a wealthy family, and likely would have inherited the family fortune had his parents not been cut off due to their rebellious natures. This behavior was one thing Stone apparently did inherit. His outspoken behavior leads to his termination from the New York City Police Department after fourteen years on the force. Stone starts out in the series as broke and in debt. He would likely have been homeless had his great aunt not left him her Turtle Bay Townhouse that he has been every dime of his renovating.
Prior to his career on the force, Stone attended college and received his law degree from New York University, and when it seemed like Stone had reached the bottom of the barrel he was confronted by an old law school friend offering him an opportunity to work for the prestigious law firm, Woodman and Weld. Although the position was better than filing for unemployment, Stone had to deal with all of the clients that the law firm did not want to be associated with. “Stone is humorous, classy, sarcastic, well educated, well dressed, handsome, rich, single and well heeled. It is a given that Stone will get into deep-trouble without asking for it.” (BookReporter 2011) Like his creator, Stone is also an experienced pilot and frequently references his aircraft throughout the series.
New York Dead
After witnessing television newscaster Sasha Nijinsky’s near death experience of falling 12 stories from her terrace, Stone Barrington becomes engulfed in her case, especially when Sasha disappears after her ambulance collides with a fire truck. When the NYPD quickly pins the supposed murder on her lesbian lover, Stone is not so easily convinced and takes the case farther.
In the sequel of the Barrington series, Dirt, Stone finds himself investigating a case for Amanda Dart. A gossip columnist herself, Amanda has become the victim of an anonymous writer out to ruin her.
Dead in the Water
In this third addition to the Barrington series Stone is enjoying his much-needed time off in Saint Marks. However, his vacation is short-lived, when the seemingly innocent Allison Manning arrives onshore with her yacht containing one less husband than when she left. Convinced she is innocent, Stone is the only one that stands between Allison and Sir Winston Sutherland, the minister of justice in Saint Marks.
Swimming to Catalina
After Arrington leaves Stone broken hearted for the Hollywood star, Vance Calder, she goes missing and Calder asks Stone for help in finding her. Dealing with his ex’s fiancé is the least of his problems when he realizes he has absolutely no leads to go on. Stone must set his feelings aside and rely on his intuition to solve this missing person’s case.
Worst Fears Realized
Worst Fears Realized forces Stone to search his past for a killer, that he may have known once before, when people he is close to start dying. Stone’s problems escalade when Arrington, Stone’s ex, clashes with his current girlfriend, a Mafia princess. The only good news is he gets to work with his old partner Dino Bacchetti.
Other Novels in the Barrington Series
Stone Barrington goes on to be the leading role in 25 other novels written by Stuart Woods including L.A. Dead in (2000), Cold Paradise in (2001), The Short Forever in (2002), Dirty Work in (2003), Reckless Abandon in (2004), Two Dollar Bill in (2005), Dark Harbor in (2006), Fresh Disasters in (2007), Shoot-Him-if-He-Runs in (2007), Hot Mahogany in (2008), Loitering With Intent in (2009), Kisser in (2010), Lucid Intervals in (2010), Strategic Moves in (2011), Bel-Air Dead in (2011), Son of Stone in (2011), D.C.-Dead in (2011), Unnatural Acts in (2012), Severe Clear in (2012), Collateral Damage in (2013), Unintended-Consequences (2013), Doing-Hard Time (2013) and Standup Guy (2014). The next two novels, Carnal Curiosity and Cut and Crust are set to be released in 2014. The most recent novel in the Barrington series, Standup Guy, was published recently on January 7, 2014. In this novel, Stone helps out a gentleman with some legal advice and thinks nothing of the situation until the case takes a turn for the worst when the man’s activities are somehow related to a long-ago-crime and Stone gets caught up in the middle of it all.
About the Author
Stuart Woods was born on January 9, 1938 in Manchester, Georgia. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1959 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. Shortly after that he enlisted in the United States Air Force, beginning his career in the advertising industry, and was stationed in New York. Less than a decade later, Woods moved to London and spent three years there before moving to Ireland in 1973 where he began writing his first novel, Chiefs, which was published in 1981. During his time in Ireland, Woods also took up sailing, competing in races including the Mirror National Championships, the Observer Single-handed Trans-Atlantic Race in the year 1976, and the Multihull Offshore Cruising and Racing Association Azores Race in the year 1975. Along with sailing, Woods is also a licensed, instrument-rated private pilot and owns a Cessna Citations Mustang.
Wood’s second novel was actually a guidebook which included over 150 establishments in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. It was titled A Romantics Guide to the Country Inns of Britain and Ireland and published in the year 1979. Although none of the Barrington novels received awards, Chiefs, was adapted into a miniseries that was nominated for three Emmy Awards and one Eddie Award. The success of the miniseries actually sparked interest in the novel which led to Wood’s winning and Edgar Award for Best First Novel from the Mystery Writers of America. He has also had 30 consecutive novels listed on the New York Times Best Seller list.
In Addition to the Barrington series, Woods has also completed seven Will Lee novels, five Holly Barker novels, four Ed Eagle novels, two Rick Barron novels, eight standalone novels, and two nonfiction pieces.
Woods is married to Jeanmarie Cooper, and they own four homes; one in Key West Florida, one in Mount Desert Island, one in Maine, and one they occasionally use in New York City. They share their homes with a Labrador retriever named Fred.Book Series In Order » Characters » Stone Barrington