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Stuart Woods Books In Order

Publication Order of Will Lee Books

Chiefs (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Run Before the Wind (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deep Lie (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grass Roots (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Run (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Capital Crimes (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mounting Fears (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

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

Publication Order of Holly Barker Books

Orchid Beach (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Orchid Blues (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Orchid (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Iron Orchid (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hothouse Orchid (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ed Eagle Books

Santa Fe Rules (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Short Straw (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Santa Fe Dead (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Santa Fe Edge (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Rick Barron Books

The Prince of Beverly Hills (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beverly Hills Dead (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Under the Lake (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
White Cargo (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Palindrome (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
L.A. Times (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Eyes (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heat (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Imperfect Strangers (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Choke (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

About Stuart Woods:

Stuarts Woods is an American novelist. He was born in Georgia in 1938 and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1959. He then enrolled in the National Guard before moving to New York to start a career in Advertising.

He then moved to London and spent a further 3 years working in advertising before deciding that he wanted a change and he began writing his first novel. It is at this time that he decided to move to Ireland where he lived a solitary life-style, only leaving his home to make money writing adverts for a local television.

Sailing

Woods moved to Ireland in the 70s and this was where he fell in love with sailing. He spent many years competing in sailing competitions and learning how to be a better sailor. He finally bought his own boat when his Grandfather died and left him some money, so he could afford it. It was then that he took sailing more seriously and spent most of 1974 learning more about sailing.

Writing

Woods began writing about his experiences in his yacht races and he was published in 1977, with the book Blue Water, Green Skipper. It seemed like he had found an ideal career based on the thing he loved most, sailing.

Changing Plans

His second book was supposed to about another boat race that he was due to take part in, but the race was cancelled due to inclement weather, so he decided to drive around the UK and write a book about his adventures in county inns.

Chiefs

Woods then went on to write his first novel called Chiefs. He made the mistake of selling the book to publishers unfinished because he thought he would have gotten a lot more for it had he waited until the book was finished.

Norton were the company to publish the hard back, but he felt like the company let him down because they didn’t do much to promote the book. He then contacted Bentham Books, who published the paperback and it was much more successful.

Charlton Heston

In 1983, the book was made into a tv series staring Charlton Heston and Danny Glover. It was aired by CBS over three nights and it ended up being nominated for three Emmy Awards.

The popularity of the tv show meant that more people wanted to read the books and there was renewed interest the paperback version of the books and Woods won the Edgar Award for the Best First Novel.

Series Over Standalones

Woods is one of those authors who are more focused on the series of novels over the standalone. His most popular series is the Stone Barrington Novels. He has just released his 27th novel in the series and he has written 3 more novels, which are set to be released in 2014.

Who is Stone Barrington?

Stone Barrington is a counsel for a law firm. After he finished college, he joined the police and served for 14 years on the force. He left after disagreeing with his superiors and then got a job with the law firm. The novels tell the story of his exploits so far.

In the Stone Barrington novels, Woods is often congratulated for getting the law procedures correct when he has no background in law himself. It is noticed a lot and one fan asked how he gets it all right. He indicates that he is a massive fan of law procedurals such as LA Law and Law & Order, so gets all of his knowledge from there. He has made a few friends who are Lawyers, so if he gets anything wrong, they tell him.

Holly Barker

Holly Barker is a character in another series of books that he writes. She is an ex army officer, and navy-brat. She left the army because of a sex scandal and she has to learn how to live the civilian life. She begins her new life as the Chief of Police and she learns just how dangerous her new life is.

Even though Woods has written a number of series, which focus on the life of a single character, the characters from each of the novels do crossover into other series. For example, Stone Barrington appears in the second Holly Barker novel and he also appears in the second novel of the Rick Barron novels.

Rick Barron

The Rick Barron novels are only two books deep at the moment. Rick Barron was a police detective and he was demoted after a run in with a higher officer. He gets the job as security for Centurion Pictures but finds himself in the middle of a double murder case in the time period that is said to be the golden age of Hollywood cinema.

The first Rick Barron novel, The Prince of Beverly Hills, was meant to be a standalone novel but Woods ended up writing a sequel after he was bombarded with emails from fans asking him to write another. He has no plans to write another at this moment in time.

Further TV and Movies

After Chiefs was made into a TV series, one of his other books was adapted for TV as well. Grass Roots was made into a TV series in 1993. Since then, no other books have been made for TV.

Woods indicates that he would love it for his other books to be made into movies and if a director has read one of the books and wants to buy the rights, then he encourages the writer to get in touch with his agent.

Some other books have been bought to be made into TV, but nothing ever came of it. Chiefs is available on Netflix now and has a cult following, however Woods has no plans to make more novels based on the characters in the books.

Personal Life

In his personal life, Woods loves to fly, having his own planes and he still sails regularly on his own private yacht. He had married before but it ended in divorce and little is known about this marriage. He has stated that he preferred to live the life of a bachelor, but in 2013 he fell in love and married Jeanmarie Cooper. They have three homes, which they travel between, with their dog Fred.