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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.

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His website: www.stuartwoods.com
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Blood Orchid by Stuart Woods | Signed 1st Edition Thus Mass Market Paperback Book Blood Orchid | Woods, Stuart | Signed 1st Edition Thus Mass Market Paperback Book

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Smooth Operator | Woods, Stuart & Hall, Parnell | Double-Signed 1st Edition Woods, Stuart & Hall, Parnell | Smooth Operator | Double-Signed 1st Edition

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Bel-Air Dead | Woods, Stuart | Signed First Edition Book Woods, Stuart | Bel-Air Dead | Signed First Edition Copy

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Beverly Hills Dead | Woods, Stuart | Signed First Edition Book Woods, Stuart | Beverly Hills Dead | Signed First Edition Copy

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Blue Water, Green Skipper | Woods, Stuart | Signed First Edition Thus Book Woods, Stuart | Blue Water, Green Skipper | Signed First Edition Thus Book

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Carnal Curiosity | Woods, Stuart | Signed First Edition Book Woods, Stuart | Carnal Curiosity | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. April 2014 NY: Penguin  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Cold Paradise | Woods, Stuart | Signed First Edition Book Woods, Stuart | Cold Paradise | Signed First Edition Copy

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D.C. Dead | Woods, Stuart | First Edition Book Woods, Stuart | D.C. Dead | First Edition Copy

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Dark Harbor | Woods, Stuart | First Edition Book Woods, Stuart | Dark Harbor | First Edition Copy

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Dishonorable Intentions | Woods, Stuart | Signed First Edition Book Woods, Stuart | Dishonorable Intentions | Signed First Edition Copy

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Doing Hard Time | Woods, Stuart | Signed First Edition Book Woods, Stuart | Doing Hard Time | Signed First Edition Copy

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Family Jewels | Woods, Stuart | Signed First Edition Book Woods, Stuart | Family Jewels | Signed First Edition Copy

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Fast & Loose | Woods, Stuart | Signed First Edition Book Woods, Stuart | Fast & Loose | Signed First Edition Copy

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Foreign Affairs | Woods, Stuart | Signed First Edition Book Woods, Stuart | Foreign Affairs | Signed First Edition Copy

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Fresh Disasters | Woods, Stuart | First Edition Book Woods, Stuart | Fresh Disasters | First Edition Copy

First Edition Hardcover Book 2007 NY: Putnam  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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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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