Stuart Woods

Stuart Woods

This is a complete list of Stuart Woods books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series or category.

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List of Stone Barrington Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
7.5
New York Dead
1991
2
7.6
Dirt
1996
3
7.2
Dead in the Water
1997
4
7.1
Swimming to Catalina
1998
5
7.5
Worst Fears Realized
1999
6
6.9
L.A. Dead
2000
7
7
Cold Paradise
2001
8
6.7
The Short Forever
2002
9
7.7
Dirty Work
2003
10
7.9
Reckless Abandon
2004
11
8.1
Two Dollar Bill
2004
12
8.3
Dark Harbor
2006
13
7.5
Fresh Disasters
2007
14
8
Shoot Him If He Runs
2007
15
7.6
Hot Mahogany
2008
16
7.5
Loitering with Intent
2009
17
7.6
Kisser
2009
18
7.5
Lucid Intervals
2010
19
7.1
Strategic Moves
2010
20
7.6
Bel-Air Dead
2011
21
7.5
Son of Stone
2011
22
7.8
D.C. Dead
2011
23
7.9
Unnatural Acts
2012
24
7.3
Severe Clear
2012
25
7.7
Collateral Damage
2012
26
7.4
Unintended Consequences
2013
27
7.6
Doing Hard Time
2013
28
7.8
Standup Guy
2014
29
7.6
Carnal Curiosity
2014
30
8.1
Cut and Thrust
2014
31
7.4
Paris Match
2014
32
7.5
Insatiable Appetites
2015
33
7.4
Hot Pursuit
2015
34
7.9
Naked Greed
2015
35
7.9
Foreign Affairs
2015
36
8
Scandalous Behavior
2016
37
7.7
Family Jewels
2016
38
7.7
Dishonorable Intentions
2016
39
7.8
Sex, Lies & Serious Money
2016
40
8.4
Below the Belt
2017
41
7.9
Fast and Loose
2017
42
8.3
Indecent Exposure
2017
43
7.5
Quick & Dirty
2017
44
7.2
Unbound
2018
45
7.8
Shoot First
2018
46
7.5
Turbulence
2018
47
7.7
Desperate Measures
2018
48
7.9
A Delicate Touch
2018
49
7.9
Wild Card
2019
50
8.1
Contraband
2019
51
7.9
Stealth
2019
52
7.7
Treason
2020
53
7.8
Hit List
2020
54
7.5
Choppy Water
2020
55
7.2
Shakeup
2020
56
7
Hush-Hush
2020
57
6.9
Double Jeopardy
2021
58
7.3
Class Act
2021
59
8.3
Foul Play
2021
60
7.6
Criminal Mischief
2021
61
7.8
A Safe House
2022
62
8.6
Black Dog
2022
63
8
Distant Thunder
2022
64
8.2
Near Miss (With: Brett Battles)
2023
65
Smolder (By: Brett Battles)
2024
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List of Ed Eagle Books in Publication Order

List of Herbie Fisher Books in Publication Order (with Parnell Hall)

List of Rick Barron Books in Publication Order

List of Teddy Fay Books in Publication Order

List of Will Lee Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of Barrington Universe Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8.7
Chiefs
1981
2
7
Run Before the Wind
1983
3
7.4
Deep Lie
1986
4
8.4
White Cargo
1988
5
7
Grass Roots
1989
6
7.5
New York Dead
1991
7
8.7
Santa Fe Rules
1992
8
8.6
Choke
1995
9
8
The Run
1995
10
7.6
Dirt
1996
11
7.2
Dead in the Water
1997
12
7.1
Swimming to Catalina
1998
13
8.3
Orchid Beach
1998
14
7.5
Worst Fears Realized
1999
15
6.9
L.A. Dead
2000
16
7
Cold Paradise
2001
17
8.8
Orchid Blues
2001
18
6.7
The Short Forever
2002
19
8.6
Blood Orchid
2002
20
7.8
Capital Crimes
2003
21
7.7
Dirty Work
2003
22
7.9
Reckless Abandon
2004
23
8.1
Two Dollar Bill
2004
24
7.6
The Prince of Beverly Hills
2004
25
7.8
Iron Orchid
2005
26
7.8
Short Straw
2006
27
8.3
Dark Harbor
2006
28
7.5
Fresh Disasters
2007
29
8
Shoot Him If He Runs
2007
30
7.4
Beverly Hills Dead
2008
31
7.8
Santa Fe Dead
2008
32
7.6
Hot Mahogany
2008
33
8.8
Mounting Fears
2008
34
7.5
Loitering with Intent
2009
35
8.6
Hothouse Orchid
2009
36
7.6
Kisser
2009
37
7.5
Lucid Intervals
2010
38
8.2
Santa Fe Edge
2010
39
7.1
Strategic Moves
2010
40
7.6
Bel-Air Dead
2011
41
7.5
Son of Stone
2011
42
7.8
D.C. Dead
2011
43
7.9
Unnatural Acts
2012
44
7.3
Severe Clear
2012
45
7.7
Collateral Damage
2012
46
7.4
Unintended Consequences
2013
47
7.6
Doing Hard Time
2013
48
7.8
Standup Guy
2014
49
7.6
Carnal Curiosity
2014
50
8.1
Cut and Thrust
2014
51
7.4
Paris Match
2014
52
7.5
Insatiable Appetites
2015
53
7.4
Hot Pursuit
2015
54
7.9
Naked Greed
2015
55
7.9
Foreign Affairs
2015
56
8
Scandalous Behavior
2016
57
7.7
Family Jewels
2016
58
7.7
Dishonorable Intentions
2016
59
8.6
Smooth Operator (With: Parnell Hall)
2016
60
7.8
Sex, Lies & Serious Money
2016
61
8.4
Below the Belt
2017
62
7.9
Fast and Loose
2017
63
8.3
Indecent Exposure
2017
64
8.7
Barely Legal (With: Parnell Hall)
2017
65
7.5
Quick & Dirty
2017
66
7.2
Unbound
2018
67
7.5
The Money Shot (With: Parnell Hall)
2018
68
7.8
Shoot First
2018
69
7.5
Turbulence
2018
70
7.7
Desperate Measures
2018
71
7.9
A Delicate Touch
2018
72
7.9
Wild Card
2019
73
8.4
Skin Game (With: Parnell Hall)
2019
74
8.1
Contraband
2019
75
7.9
Stealth
2019
76
7.7
Treason
2020
77
7.8
Hit List
2020
78
7.9
Bombshell (With: Parnell Hall)
2020
79
7.5
Choppy Water
2020
80
7.2
Shakeup
2020
81
7
Hush-Hush
2020
82
6.9
Double Jeopardy
2021
83
6.5
Jackpot (With: Bryon Quertermous)
2021
84
7.3
Class Act
2021
85
8.3
Foul Play
2021
86
7.6
Criminal Mischief
2021
87
7.8
A Safe House
2022
88
8.6
Black Dog
2022
89
8
Distant Thunder
2022
90
8.2
Near Miss (With: Brett Battles)
2023
91
8.7
Obsession (With: Brett Battles)
2023

A complete listing of any Stuart Woods novels that take place within the same universe. The publication and chronological order of this appears to be the same, except for the Rick Barron novels The Prince of Beverly Hills and Beverly Hills Dead which take place in the 1930s and 1940s, respectively.

Stuart Woods: Biography

Stuart Woods was born on January 9th, 1938. Stuart passed away July 22nd, 2022 at 84 years old. Stuart Woods was born in Manchester, Georgia, USA. Woods attended University of Georgia where he received a B.A. Sociology.

Stuart Woods was the author of the Barrington Universe series which consists of 91 novels. The Barrington Universe series started in 1981 with the novel Chiefs. The most recently released novel in the Barrington Universe series was Obsession which was released in 2023. There are no upcoming novels for the Barrington Universe series.

Stuart Woods also wrote the Stone Barrington series which has 65 books including New York Dead and Dirt.

Stuart Woods has had one book make the Kono Mystery ga Sugoi international list in Japan. In 1995, his novel Grass Roots was ranked #8.

Stuart Woods: Awards & Accolades

Woods' book, Chiefs won the Edgar Award, Best First Novel, in 1982.

Stuart Woods: Lists & Other Mentions

  • Carnal Curiosity was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2014.
  • Scandalous Behavior was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2016.

Stuart Woods: TV/Movies Based on Books

The Edgar award-winning novel Chiefs, the first novel in the Will Lee series, was made into a TV mini-series in 1983. It is over 3 hours long and stars Charlton Heston.

The fourth novel in the Will Lee series, Grass Roots, was made into a TV movie in 1992. It starred Corbin Bernsen as Will Lee. Donzaleigh Abernathy also starred in it.

Stuart Woods: Author Insights

The highest rated book by Stuart Woods on Book Notification is Barely Legal, the 1st novel in the Herbie Fisher series.

The most read book by Stuart Woods on Book Notification is New York Dead, the 1st novel in the Stone Barrington series.

The most common authors followed by users who also follow Stuart Woods are:

  1. Michael Connelly, author of the Harry Bosch Series.
  2. David Baldacci, author of the Amos Decker Series.
  3. Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher Series.
  4. James Patterson, author of the Women's Murder Club Series.
  5. Harlan Coben, author of the Myron Bolitar Series.

Stuart Woods: F.A.Q

When was Stuart Woods Born?

Stuart Woods was born on January 9th, 1938.

When did Stuart Woods die?

Stuart Woods died on July 22nd, 2022 at 84 years old.

Where was Stuart Woods Born?

Stuart Woods was born in Manchester, Georgia, USA.

What book awards has Stuart Woods won?

Woods' book, Chiefs won the award Edgar Award, Best First Novel, in 1982.

What was the first book Stuart Woods wrote?

The first novel written by Stuart Woods was Blue Water, Green Skipper, published in 1977.

What was the most recent book Stuart Woods wrote?

His most recently released work was Obsession on October 10th, 2023.

How many books has Stuart Woods written?

Stuart Woods has written 101 books across 10 series.
  • 64 books in the Stone Barrington Series
  • 6 books in the Holly Barker Series
  • 4 books in the Ed Eagle Series
  • 1 book in the Herbie Fisher Series
  • 2 books in the Rick Barron Series
  • 7 books in the Teddy Fay Series
  • 7 books in the Will Lee Series
  • 8 Standalone Novels
  • 3 Non-Fiction Books
  • 91 books in the Barrington Universe Series

Will the Stone Barrington series be continued following the death of Stuart Woods?

Yes. Following the sad passing of Stuart Woods, the author Brett Battles is going to be writing some novels in various Stuart Woods series.

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    Austin D.
    Austin D.
    2 years ago

    Jumped into Bombshell just for a bit of quick reading, and it was a fantastic read that had me hooked, and the wonderful twists and turns throughout kept me guessing and on the edge of my seat for the entire wild ride. Keeps you wondering how the different paths of the story are going to converge on each other.

    From there I read more about Teddy Fay, who knows how to deal with a threat, and one of my favorite characters. He’s a buckle your seat belt, hang onto your hat sort of guy, and completely the opposite from Stone Barrington.

    Edgar A.
    Edgar A.
    2 years ago

    I started reading Stuart Woods’ novels when I got my hands on a copy of Reckless Abandon. I have to confess that it was not until I learned that I had to read the Stone Barrington series in order that I became obsessed.
    I decided to not read any more titles until I had several of the books in order starting from the first. I am now glad that I had the patience to start from the beginning as I can now look forward to new releases of these excellent thrillers.
    Over the years reading the works of Stuart, I have found that his dialogue flows more naturally in recent works. Reading New York Dead and comparing it to Foul Play, it is clear that Woods has changed his writing style a lot but still retained the quirky humor and excellent characterization.
    All around, Woods is an expert at putting together a captivating and exciting mystery.

    Andrew M.
    Andrew M.
    2 years ago

    Stuart Woods has been one of the great suspense fiction authors for a while now.
    Don’t leave him out if you are looking for another mystery author to add to your list.
    Woods has an excellent way of explaining things to the reader through the characters’ observations and conversations.
    I loved the beginning of the Stone Barrington series. I can’t believe what I was missing out on Stuart Woods.
    The series has a lot of suspense, and even though everyone isn’t a suspect, you’ll wonder who to trust in the end.
    I liked Stone; he is a great, smart cop turned lawyer.
    The Holy Barker series was also thrilling with well fleshed characters.

    Kyler F
    Kyler F
    2 years ago

    Stuart Woods long-running Stone Barrington series has been one of my favorites for a while now. I was introduced to his work through the Will Lee series, and quickly became a fan. By reading the Barrington series it also allows you to meet Woods’ characters from his other series, like Holly Barker or Teddy Fay. Although Woods prodigious output may put off some readers, know that no matter which book you pick up it will be up to the usual high-thriller standards of Woods writing. 

    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    My interest in Stuart Woods began when I discovered his passion for sailing. I went down a sailing rabbit hole one random night. His name came up in a forum. I enjoyed reading about his journey as an aspiring sailor. From what I discovered, he wrote a book chronicling his OSTAR exploits.

    I had every intention of buying and reading it. But Stuart’s crime thrillers have kept me busy. The man is definitely talented. I wonder what life would have been like for him if he had stuck to sailing. From what I read, he started writing to fund his boating dreams.

    Though, I’m not 100 percent sure whether that is true. I read his biography months ago. These days, I spend more time talking about his crime thrillers than I do the author’s boating adventures.

    MikeFTLA
    MikeFTLA
    1 year ago

    Hopefully Brett will bring more to the table than Stuart did in his later books. I’ve always enjoyed Stuart’s books (especially the Stone Barrington series) but the later books became too formulaic and ho-hum. Would also like to see continuation of the Holly Barker and Teddy Fay series.

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    tennisbum16@aol.com
    11 months ago

    I have read all of Stuart Woods books and enjoyed all the escapades each of his characters endured. The Barrington series gave me lots of laughs as well as keeping me wondering about the ending. I will give Brett Battles a chance to live up to Stuart Woods writing but he will have large shoes to fit into. On
    many occasions I took the opportunity to email Mr. Woods as suggested in his acknowledgment and he always answered me back so we had some
    nice correspondence about his story and characters. I must note that his best achievement in my opinion is his book CHIEFS. It was his first and best by far.

    Cindy M
    Cindy M
    6 months ago

    I used to read all the Stuart Woods novels and was hooked by the characters and plots. The books were a series, so you understood them better if you read them in order. The last few years of his writing the books seemed to focus more on sexual acts and depicting women as objects. I quit reading them. In my humble opinion this is an author who is done and he needs to hang up his pen and not have anyone writing under his name. It is my understanding he passed away not long ago.

    Phil Ammar
    Phil Ammar
    4 months ago

    I’ve read all the books in the Stone Barrington series (through Foreign Affairs). Stuart Woods added Stone’s son and his friends as characters in this series a few books earlier. But in this one they become main characters and I think it hurts the series more than it helps. *Stuart Woods has since passed away, may he rest in peace.

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