Stuart Woods Books In Order

The Stuart Woods books in order include his popular Stone Barrington legal thriller series.  Stuart Woods is my favorite author to go to when I want to read a PI detective thriller with legal undertones. Stuart Barrington series features the ex-cop now PI with a law degree who solves cases after cases in each book.

Born in Manchester, Georgia, in 1938, Stuart Woods attended public school in the town, after which he attended and graduated in 1959 from the University of Georgia, with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology.

After finishing college, he enrolled in the Air National Guard where he remained for two months doing basic training. Towards the end of 1960, he moved to New York where started to work in the advertising industry earning a few dollars in a training program.

His next stop was in England, moving to London at the end of the 1960s, working for the next 3 years again in advertising, before he decided that writing a particular novel, his long childhood dream, should become finally a reality.

Stuart Woods authorThis is when author Stuart Woods moved to Ireland and lived in a small flat where he got writing while working part-time crafting ads at a Dublin agency for two days a week.

Sadly his dream of writing the book went sailing when he discovered that very hobby: sailing, which he took to a next level by becoming not only proficient at it but good enough to take part in various competitions and races over the next few years.

The Stuart Woods first published books were non-fiction, the first being an account of his sailing experience in Ireland and the transatlantic race, called Blue Water, Green Skipper, and the second book called A Romantic’s Guide to the Country Inns of Britain and Ireland is a travel book that he wrote on a whim.

The debut novel by Stuart Woods, which he started a long time ago, was finally written and published in 1981 under the title Chiefs, a book which sold many paperbacks and became a CBS TV drama featuring Charlton Heston in the main role.  Chiefs earned the Best First Novel Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers Of America.

Chiefs would also become the first book in his Will Lee series. This book established Stuart Woods as a real published author, which also shaped the direction his life and work would take from here on.

His best-known and most popular books are centered around Stone Barrington, an ex NYPD detective who now works as a lawyer taking on shady cases.

The first book I’ve read by Stuart Woods was New York Dead, which is also the author’s first book in the series, published in 1991. I think I’ve read the book in 1995 and I got hooked. I’ve soon found whatever I missed from the series until then, and stayed on the tail of this author ever since.

In the meantime, the author has over 50 books published, which includes 4 other crime mystery series as well.

While I have read some of the Stuart Books books in order in his other series, Stone Barrington series is still my favorite and probably will ever remain so. It is also the series with the most books included. Although if I have to choose just one most favorite book by Stuart Woods, it will be Palindrome. It is a standalone novel and so far the best he has ever written, at least in my humble opinion.

As he mentioned on his website (in the Interviews section), his publishers asked him to write 3 books a year, much to the delight of the author’s fans who love his writing. Way more convenient to be able to read 3 Stuart Books books within a year rather than having to wait a full year – or two until the next book in a series comes out as it happens with numerous other authors.

Quick & Dirty, Stuart Woods Stone Barrington #43, takes Barrington to the world of art. When a gets involved with a hedge fund widow goes to his office to ask for his help after the widow’s husband fell off the balcony, he falls hard for her. At the same time, he is asked by Arthur Steele’s insurance company to investigate the disappearance of a Van Gogh painting, one which was in the possession of said hedge fund.

The story is a fun romp in the sexy world of Stone Barrington who cruises the scene of the rich and famous with all the ease in the world. There are plenty of twists and turns in the book to keep you engaged. I do miss a bit the old Barrington, however, as this new one of the latest books is a bit soapy, a bit too much of a womanizer and no longer the classy guy he used to be.

Nevertheless, the book is addictive to any Stuart Woods fan and we will continue reading his novels as fast as he keeps on writing them (which is about 3 books a year).

The next book, Unbound, will take us from the glamorous world of Hollywood to the dry New Mexico desert in another exciting adventure with Stone Barrington and Ed Eagle (who also has his own series).

Here are all the Stuart Woods books in order for his series and non-series novels. If you are new to this author, I hope you pick up some of them and become a fan, just like me and thousands of others all over the world.


New Stuart Woods Books

Desperate Measures

Desperate Measures (Stone Barrington #47), 2018

A Delicate Touch

A Delicate Touch (Stone Barrington #48), 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Stone Barrington Series in Order


  1. New York Dead (Stone Barrington #1), 1991
  2. Dirt (Stone Barrington #2), 1996
  3. Dead in the Water (Stone Barrington #3), 1997
  4. Swimming to Catalina (Stone Barrington #4), 1998
  5. Worst Fears Realized (Stone Barrington #5), 1999
  6. L.A. Dead (Stone Barrington #6), 2000
  7. Cold Paradise (Stone Barrington #7), 2001
  8. The Short Forever (Stone Barrington #8), 2002
  9. Dirty Work (Stone Barrington #9), 2003
  10. Reckless Abandon (Stone Barrington #10, Holly Barker #4), 2004
  11. Two Dollar Bill (Stone Barrington #11), 2005
  12. Dark Harbor (Stone Barrington #12), 2006
  13. Fresh Disasters (Stone Barrington #13), 2007
  14. Shoot Him If He Runs (Stone Barrington #14), 2007
  15. Hot Mahogany (Stone Barrington #15), 2008
  16. Loitering With Intent (Stone Barrington #16), 2009
  17. Kisser (Stone Barrington #17), 2009
  18. Lucid Intervals (Stone Barrington #18), 2010
  19. Strategic Moves (Stone Barrington #19), 2010
  20. Bel-Air Dead (Stone Barrington #20), 2011
  21. Son of Stone (Stone Barrington #21), 2011
  22. D.C. Dead (Stone Barrington #22), 2011
  23. Unnatural Acts (Stone Barrington #23), 2012
  24. Severe Clear (Stone Barrington #24), 2012
  25. Collateral Damage (Stone Barrington #25), 2012
  26. Unintended Consequences (Stone Barrington #26), 2013
  27. Doing Hard Time (Stone Barrington #27), 2013
  28. Standup Guy (Stone Barrington #28), 2014
  29. Carnal Curiosity (Stone Barrington #29), 2014
  30. Cut and Thrust (Stone Barrington #30), 2014
  31. Paris Match (Stone Barrington #31), 2014
  32. Insatiable Appetites (Stone Barrington #32), 2015
  33. Hot Pursuit (Stone Barrington #33), 2015
  34. Naked Greed Stone Barrington #33), 2015
  35. Foreign Affairs (Stone Barrington #35), 2015
  36. Scandalous Behavior (Stone Barrington #36), 2016
  37. Family Jewels (Stone Barrington #37), 2016
  38. Dishonorable Intentions (Stone Barrington #38), 2016
  39. Sex, Lies, and Serious Money (Stone Barrington #39), 2016
  40. Below the Belt (Stone Barrington #40), 2017
  41. Fast and Loose (Stone Barrington #41), 2017
  42. Indecent Exposure (Stone Barrington #42), 2017
  43. Quick & Dirty (Stone Barrington #43), 2017
  44. Unbound (Stone Barrington #44), 2018
  45. Shoot First (Stone Barrington #45), 2018
  46. Turbulence (Stone Barrington #46), 2018
  47. Desperate Measures (Stone Barrington #47), 2018
  48. A Delicate Touch (Stone Barrington #48), 2018

Herbie Fisher Series In Order


Co-authored with Parnell Hall

  1. Barely Legal (Herbie Fisher #1), 2017

Teddy Fay Series In Order


Co-authored with Parnell Hall

  1. Smooth Operator (Teddy Fay #1), 2016
  2. The Money Shot (Teddy Fall #2), 2018

Holly Barker Series In Order


  1. Orchid Beach (Holly Barker #1), 1998
  2. Orchid Blues (Holly Barker #2), 2001
  3. Blood Orchid (Holly Barker #3), 2002
  4. Reckless Abandon (Holly Barker #4, Stone Barrington #10), 2004
  5. Iron Orchid (Holly Barker #5), 2005
  6. Hothouse Orchid (Holly Barker #6), 2009

Will Lee Series In Order


  1. Chiefs (Will Lee #1), 1981
  2. Run Before the Wind (Will Lee #2), 1983
  3. Deep Lie (Will Lee #3), 1986
  4. Grass Roots (Will Lee #4), 1989
  5. The Run (Will Lee #5), 1995
  6. Capital Crimes (Will Lee #6), 2003
  7. Mounting Fears Will Lee #7), 2008

Ed Eagle Series In Order


  1. Santa Fe Rules (Ed Eagle #1), 1992
  2. Short Straw (Ed Eagle #2), 2006
  3. Santa Fe Dead (Ed Eagle #3), 2008
  4. Santa Fe Edge (Ed Eagle #4), 2010

Rick Barron Series In Order


  1. The Prince of Beverly Hills (Rick Barron #1), 2004
  2. Beverly Hills Dead (Rick Barron #2), 2008

Other Books By Stuart Woods


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  1. Armeda Fairchild says:

    I got hooked on your books when a friend gave me Palindron to read.. Since then I have enjoyed all of the six different stories. I like it when the book list at in the order of how they are written., as well of the Series..Have tried to make it to one of your book signings but always am working. Keep writing . I love them. Thank you.

  2. Patty Wright says:

    I have started reading the Stuart Wood novels and I am hooked I would like to know in what order should they be read so that each character is introduced into the story line instead of reading all of one character and they talk about another character please help thanks..I want to put my books in order to read them..

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