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Stuart Woods Stuart Woods was born in Manchester, Georgia and attended the local public schools, then graduated from the University of Georgia, with a BA in sociology. He is the author of more than sixty novels.

At the end of the sixties, he moved to London and worked there for three years in various advertising agencies. In early 1973, he decided that the time had come for him to write the novel he had been thinking about since the age of ten. He moved to Ireland, where some friends found him a small flat in the stable-yard of a castle in south County Galway, and he supported himself by working two days a week for a Dublin ad agency, while he worked on the novel. Then, about a hundred pages into the book, he discovered sailing. He spent eighteen months learning more about sailing and celestial navigation while his new 30-foot yacht, a Ron Holland design called Golden Harp, was being built at a yard in Cork. The race began at Plymouth England in June of '76. He completed his passage to Newport, Rhode Island in forty-five days, finishing in the middle of the fleet, which was not bad since his boat was one of the smallest.

The next couple of years were spent in Georgia, writing two non-fiction books: BLUE WATER, GREEN SKIPPER was an account of his Irish experience and the transatlantic race, and A ROMANTIC'S GUIDE TO THE COUNTRY INNS OF BRITAIN AND IRELAND, which was a travel book, done on a whim. He also did some more sailing.

CHIEFS established Woods as a novelist. The book won the Edgar Allan Poe prize from the Mystery Writers of America, and he was later nominated again for Palindrome. He has also been awarded France's Grand Prix de LittŽrature Policire for Imperfect Strangers. He has since been prolific, having published more than sixty novels.

After publishing fifteen novels before appearing on the New York Times best seller list, he has since had more than fifty best sellers.

Woods also co-authors the Teddy Fay series and Herbie Fisher series with Parnell Hall.

Woods lives in Florida, Maine, and New Mexico.

Stuart Woods Book List and Awards
His website: www.stuartwoods.com
Similar authors: James Scott Bell, Michael Connelly, J.A. Jance, John Sandford
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Indecent Exposure

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Fast & Loose

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Below the Belt

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Sex, Lies, and Serious Money
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Santa Fe Rules | Woods, Stuart | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Woods, Stuart | Santa Fe Rules | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

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L.A. Times | Woods, Stuart | Signed First Edition Book Woods, Stuart | L.A. Times | Signed First Edition Copy

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Stuart Woods Bibliography


Will Lee Novels

  1. Chiefs - 1981
  2. Run Before the Wind - 1983
  3. Deep Lie - 1986
  4. Grass Roots - 1989
  5. The Run - 2000
  6. Capital Crimes - 2003
  7. Mounting Fears - 2009

Stone Barrington Novels

  1. New York Dead - 1991
  2. Dirt - 1996
  3. Dead in the Water - 1997
  4. Swimming to Catalina - 1998
  5. Worst Fears Realized - 1999
  6. L.A. Dead - 2000
  7. Cold Paradise - 2001
  8. The Short Forever - 2002
  9. Dirty Work - 2003
  10. Reckless Abandon - 2004
  11. Two Dollar Bill - 2005
  12. Dark Harbor - 2006
  13. Fresh Disasters - 2007
  14. Shoot Him If He Runs - 2007
  15. Hot Mahogany - 2008
  16. Loitering With Intent - 2009
  17. Kisser - 2010
  18. Lucid Intervals - 2010
  19. Strategic Moves - 2011
  20. Bel-Air Dead - 2011
  21. Son of Stone - 2011
  22. D.C. Dead - 2011
  23. Unnatural Acts - 2012
  24. Severe Clear - 2012
  25. Collateral Damage - 2013
  26. Unintended Consequences - 2013
  27. Doing Hard Time - 2013
  28. Standup Guy - 2014
  29. Carnal Curiosity - 2014
  30. Cut and Thrust - 2014
  31. Paris Match - 2014
  32. Insatiable Appetites - 2015
  33. Hot Pursuit - 2015
  34. Naked Greed - 2015
  35. Foreign Affairs - 2015
  36. Scandalous Behavior - 2016
  37. Family Jewels - 2016
  38. Dishonorable Intentions - 20166
  39. Sex, Lies, and Serious Money - 2016
  40. Below the Belt - January 2017
  41. Fast & Loose - April 2017
  42. Indecent Exposure - June 2017
  43. Quick & Dirty - October 2017

Herbie Fisher Series

  1. Barely Legal - August 2017

Teddy Fay Series (with Parnell Hall)

  1. Smooth Operator - 2016

Holly Barker Novels

  1. Orchid Beach - 1998
  2. Orchid Blues - 2001
  3. Blood Orchid - 2002
  4. Iron Orchid - 2005
  5. Hothouse Orchid - 2009

Ed Eagle Novels

  1. Santa Fe Rules - 1992
  2. Short Straw - 2006
  3. Santa Fe Dead - 2008
  4. Santa Fe Edge - 2010

Herbie Fisher Novels (with Parnell Hall)

  1. Barely Legal - August 2017

Rick Barron Novels

  1. The Prince of Beverly Hills - 2004
  2. Beverly Hills Dead - 2008

Stand-Alone Fiction

  • Under the Lake - 1987
  • White Cargo - 1988
  • Palindrome - 1991
  • L.A. Times - 1993
  • Dead Eyes - 1994
  • Heat - 1994
  • Imperfect Strangers - 1995
  • Choke - 1995

Stand-Alone Non-Fiction

  • Blue Water, Green Skipper - 1977
  • A Romantic's Guide to the Country Inns of Britain and Ireland - 1979
  • Blue Water, Green Skipper - 2012

Stuart Woods Awards

  • Edgar Allan Poe Award "Best First Novel"
  • Imperfect Strangers - awarded the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière

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