New York Dead

New York Dead

Stuart Woods / Jun 16, 2019

New York Dead Everyone is always telling Stone Barrington that he s too smart to be a cop but it s pure luck that places him on the streets in the dead of night just in time to witness the horrifying incident tha

  • Title: New York Dead
  • Author: Stuart Woods
  • ISBN: New York Dead
  • ASIN
    B000FC130Y
    Edition Language
    English
    Series
  • Page: 445
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Everyone is always telling Stone Barrington that he s too smart to be a cop, but it s pure luck that places him on the streets in the dead of night, just in time to witness the horrifying incident that turns his life inside out.Suddenly he s on the front page of every New York newspaper, and his life is hopelessly entwined in the increasingly shocking life and perhaps dea Everyone is always telling Stone Barrington that he s too smart to be a cop, but it s pure luck that places him on the streets in the dead of night, just in time to witness the horrifying incident that turns his life inside out.Suddenly he s on the front page of every New York newspaper, and his life is hopelessly entwined in the increasingly shocking life and perhaps death of Sasha Nijinsky, the country s hottest and most beautiful television anchorwoman.No matter where he turns, the case is waiting for him, haunting his nights and turning his days into a living hell Stone finds himself caught in a perilous web of unspeakable crimes, dangerous friends, and sexual depravity that has throughout it one common thread Sasha Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Kindle Edition, 352 pages Published October 13th 2009 by HarperCollins e books first published November 1st 1991 More Details Original Title New York Dead ASIN B000FC130Y Edition Language English Series Stone Barrington 1 Characters Stone Barrington setting New York City, New York United States Other Editions 41 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about New York Dead, please sign up Popular Answered Questions What was woods next book like 4 years ago See all 2 answers Asterop See flag See all 4 questions about New York Dead Lists with This Book This book is not yet featured on Listopia Add this book to your favorite list Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Jan 11, 2010 Dawn rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves thriller, genre fiction, crime The main character in the book, Stone Barrington, is not your typical New York cop He went to law school but became interested in police work during his stint in school As a foodie and oenophile, and with his white collar background, he s also supposed to be somewhat cultured than the average cop, although this doesn t keep him from condoning the use of offensive, negative terms for minorities and lesbians Stone is on medical leave recovering from a bullet to the knee when a woman, Sas The main character in the book, Stone Barrington, is not your typical New York cop He went to law school but became interested in police work during his stint in school As a foodie and oenophile, and with his white collar background, he s also supposed to be somewhat cultured than the average cop, although this doesn t keep him from condoning the use of offensive, negative terms for minorities and lesbians Stone is on medical leave recovering from a bullet to the knee when a woman, Sasha, falls from a 12 story building in front of him He s put on the case with his partner, Dino, an Italian who personifies the usual stereotypes associated with Italian people Sasha is a prominent news anchor, and the main suspects include her co anchor and her lesbian lover What is odd is that the body disappears on its way to the hospital, so the book is set up so that there is a possibility that Sasha might still be living The romantic interest is Cary, a woman who works at the news station where Sasha works The sex scenes in this book are so poorly written, it was embarrassing to read them It made me wonder why they were even included This is definitely not an example of the Romantic Suspense genre The ending is also so far fetched and sounds like something out of a Hannibal Lecter novel, I would not be surprised if The Silence of the Lambs came out around the time this was being written It s a page turner, but I don t feel at all compelled to continue with the series It felt very much like a book that was written by a man, for men Stone definitely thinks like a guy, and some of his thoughts are ones that as a woman, I d rather not be privy to flag 15 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Dec 21, 2014 Sameera77 rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves mystery, police procedural, explicit Mystery with explicit content and derogatory language.One could label this book as romantic suspense from a male POV and written by a male author, however its graphic sex scenes have little romance and aren t really necessary in the book plot The women in this book are shown as sex objects, greedy for power and money, under a strain weak, crying and suicidal Men fare not better, presented as cock driven fools, annoying sexists, weirdos or psychos Woods gives us a pathetic and pessimistic visi Mystery with explicit content and derogatory language.One could label this book as romantic suspense from a male POV and written by a male author, however its graphic sex scenes have little romance and aren t really necessary in the book plot The women in this book are shown as sex objects, greedy for power and money, under a strain weak, crying and suicidal Men fare not better, presented as cock driven fools, annoying sexists, weirdos or psychos Woods gives us a pathetic and pessimistic vision of the 1990s New York The blue force is a corrupt organization that demands absolute loyalty and doesn t care about factual guilt or innocence, but its own public image The sensation and ratings driven television is again a place where everybody screws everybody for advancement, prime time and money The medical world is also not spared a blow when a hospital staff would rather conceal a rape by its intern from the knowledge of the victim and the public rather than suffer the consequences of the damaged public image, the trial and the financial compensation for the victim There is no real loyalty, friendship and trust, almost everyone is calculating and scheming.Despite its flaws this book is quite an enjoyable read, and you could always hope that the series would improve with the next instalment flag 10 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jun 04, 2011 Katy rated it it was amazing review of another edition In this Stuart Woods book, we find Stone Barrington in his first outing He is a Lt Detective on limited duty due to a bullet he took to his knee and has decided after an evening out to walk home in order to get some exercise to it when, in a case of being in either the right place at the right time, or wrong place at the wrong time, he witnesses a woman falling from a building It turns out to be a rather famous TV personality who was scheduled to take her place as a co anchor on a prestigious In this Stuart Woods book, we find Stone Barrington in his first outing He is a Lt Detective on limited duty due to a bullet he took to his knee and has decided after an evening out to walk home in order to get some exercise to it when, in a case of being in either the right place at the right time, or wrong place at the wrong time, he witnesses a woman falling from a building It turns out to be a rather famous TV personality who was scheduled to take her place as a co anchor on a prestigious network the next night When he arrives at her apartment he hears someone leaving it rapidly, but when he gives chase his knee gives out and he loses the person he was chasing However, what is set up to be a relatively open and shut homicide case is quickly muddied by the arrival of a freelance journalist who got footage of her at the scene showing that she was still alive when put in the ambulance, by her diary that shows that she was severely depressed at times, and then by her disappearance no body, no crime Barrington s obsession with finding out the truth in this case, as opposed to just finding someone to stick with the crime, quickly puts him at odds with the rest of the department with whom he never fit in all that well to begin with and he soon finds himself railroaded out on a medical disability retirement However, he has a background in law and decides to take the bar exam and set himself up that way The twists just keep on coming as taxi drivers start getting murdered around the city, and Barrington begins to get notes purportedly from the missing star I started to read these books out of order when I picked up Reckless Abandon and then Two Dollar Bill, then I decided to hold off until I put my hands on all of them and start at the beginning I m glad I have, because I can now look forward to a long line of these most excellent thrillers Woods knows how to put together a great mystery and keep it exciting flag 9 likesLike see review Aug 20, 2012 Debbie rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves stuart woods, library I have been reading Stuart Woods books for a long time I especially like the Stone Barrington series but not necessarily in order I started Son of Stone and didn t like it at all but I had to finish it when I found that in order to make a later book make sense I had to find out what happened to Arrington What I have had a problem with is the dialogue I just doesn t set right not bad enough to make me stop reading but it just doesn t always seem quite right somehow Hello, Dino Hello, S I have been reading Stuart Woods books for a long time I especially like the Stone Barrington series but not necessarily in order I started Son of Stone and didn t like it at all but I had to finish it when I found that in order to make a later book make sense I had to find out what happened to Arrington What I have had a problem with is the dialogue I just doesn t set right not bad enough to make me stop reading but it just doesn t always seem quite right somehow Hello, Dino Hello, Stone But I loved this book The dialogue seemed to flow naturally mixing it in with the narrative Maybe because it was written in 1991 and Mr Woods has changed his style of writting I don t know, but I really loved this book Stone Barrington isn t quite the self assured rich attorney at this point and he isn t hopping into bed with every female character You see the begging of his relationship with Dino and the law firm The storyline is a little unique and kept me interest right up to the last page I ll keep reading these books, but by far this is the best flag 6 likesLike see review View 1 comment Dec 28, 2011 DAISY DISNEY rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves fictional crime, my favorites Loved the start of this series I can t believe I hadn t read Woods sooner Boy have I been missing out This story had a lot of suspense When I thought I had it down on who the killer was and what happened to SN I was wrong The book is very fast paced from the very beginning when a news reporter falls to what is thought to be her death It is soon discovered that she is not dead but alive and still breathing The ambulance is called and rushes her to the hospital Along the way to the hospit Loved the start of this series I can t believe I hadn t read Woods sooner Boy have I been missing out This story had a lot of suspense When I thought I had it down on who the killer was and what happened to SN I was wrong The book is very fast paced from the very beginning when a news reporter falls to what is thought to be her death It is soon discovered that she is not dead but alive and still breathing The ambulance is called and rushes her to the hospital Along the way to the hospital though, the ambulance car is in a car accident Soon the ambulance car and the woman go missing Did she die Is she alive Did she fake her own death Was she kidnapped OHHHHH it gets so good Even detective Stone Barrington s love interest has a major secret of her own I did not see that one coming what a even major shocker to find out SN s secret from her childhood let me just say that I found Herb to be a real freaky man Sex with ill patients How disgusting I can t wait to read the second book see what new case Detective Barrington has to crack flag 6 likesLike see review View 1 comment Oct 08, 2015 Anastasia rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves aussie crime lovers challenge New York dead by Stuart Woods is the first Stone Barrington novel The body of Sash Nijinsky, television anchorwoman, falls from the penthouse of a high rise apartment in front of Stone Barrington setting in motion a series of events that change the course of his life A terrific start to a series, this book sets up nicely the events that lead to Stone Barringtons career as an attorney and investigator It was full of action and suspense and Stone was always in the middle of it all I m looking New York dead by Stuart Woods is the first Stone Barrington novel The body of Sash Nijinsky, television anchorwoman, falls from the penthouse of a high rise apartment in front of Stone Barrington setting in motion a series of events that change the course of his life A terrific start to a series, this book sets up nicely the events that lead to Stone Barringtons career as an attorney and investigator It was full of action and suspense and Stone was always in the middle of it all I m looking forward to the next book flag 6 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Apr 17, 2013 Rex Fuller rated it really liked it review of another edition This was my first by Woods I was really impressed with the quick, easy, and enjoyable reading Glad I found a new author with an extensive list flag 5 likesLike see review View all 11 comments Feb 06, 2012 Marla rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves zz 2012, adult, romance, series, with reservations, mystery, sexy, glbt Serious language and sex in this book, but story moves along and it s interesting Stone sees newscaster, Sasha Nijinsky, fall from her balcony and ends up leading the investigation.Likes Stone Barrington is an honest NYC cop who went to law school, then went to the police academy instead of taking the bar exam Pretty good book, for setting up the background for the series Dino Bacchetti, Stone s Italian partner Frank Woodman, law firm partner Bill Eggers, law firm partner and Stone s law Serious language and sex in this book, but story moves along and it s interesting Stone sees newscaster, Sasha Nijinsky, fall from her balcony and ends up leading the investigation.Likes Stone Barrington is an honest NYC cop who went to law school, then went to the police academy instead of taking the bar exam Pretty good book, for setting up the background for the series Dino Bacchetti, Stone s Italian partner Frank Woodman, law firm partner Bill Eggers, law firm partner and Stone s law school classmate Hope the beautiful Judge O Neal appears in other stories view spoiler Teddy O Bannion using squirt gun in adultery evidence gathering Stone s role in catching the cab drive killer Stone finding Sasha at the end hide spoiler Dislikes Barron Harkness, news anchor, is an arrogant jerk Cary Hilliard and Stone s relationship seemed purely physical Herbert Van Fleet, the creepy mortician, was strange and threatening Double crossWith reservations lots of language, somewhat graphic sex scenes, perversions, violence, blackmail, intimidation, racial and sexual slurs, adultery and lesbians flag 4 likesLike see review Mar 15, 2018 Sionna rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves buddy read, mystery crime, sexy times So, I read this book with my father as I m trying to get him into reading and I know he likes this author Also, I figured I could learn what kinds of books he does like Unfortunately, I didn t like it While I will give some leeway since it was written in the 80s, I feel like I should also make excuses because it was written by a man Wow, it is so obvious There is just some weirdly written things and moments that made me groan, roll my eyes, and wish I could put the book down UGH.I wil So, I read this book with my father as I m trying to get him into reading and I know he likes this author Also, I figured I could learn what kinds of books he does like Unfortunately, I didn t like it While I will give some leeway since it was written in the 80s, I feel like I should also make excuses because it was written by a man Wow, it is so obvious There is just some weirdly written things and moments that made me groan, roll my eyes, and wish I could put the book down UGH.I will say, the mystery was interesting I honestly wanted to know if Sasha was dead or alive, if she committed suicide or if it was murder The mystery is what kept me going What sucks, is that I probably only needed to read the first 10 chapters and the last 5 chapters in order to understand the mystery The rest is about Stone s life Which I get, as my dad says sets up the next 10 books but I wanted to enjoy this one, not be set up to enjoy the next ten, because dear stars I will not be reading them I also thought the mystery was too easily figured outI couldn t connect to the characters, because I just didn t like them How are Dino and Stone friends Stone is kind of pretentious and is led around by his dick, while honestly no other characters are even worth mentioning Also, what the heck is the difference between dead and New York Dead besides location Just sigh So done, please give me In Death again flag 2 likesLike see review Apr 17, 2018 Heidi rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves 2018 goal, mysteries Smart detective Integrity and good looks New York City Seems like a recipe for a great series Pretty good read with some twists but I kept wanting since it s a popular, longtime series, I m hopeful it gets better One thing I noticed even though it was set in early 90s maybe even late 80s , the lack of technology wasn t nearly as obvious as it can be in other crime procedurals That s a good thing.Barrington isn t Bosch but I think I d like to get to know him a little better, jus Smart detective Integrity and good looks New York City Seems like a recipe for a great series Pretty good read with some twists but I kept wanting since it s a popular, longtime series, I m hopeful it gets better One thing I noticed even though it was set in early 90s maybe even late 80s , the lack of technology wasn t nearly as obvious as it can be in other crime procedurals That s a good thing.Barrington isn t Bosch but I think I d like to get to know him a little better, just the same flag 2 likesLike see review Jul 02, 2018 Mark rated it really liked it review of another edition When a series has as many books as the Stone Barrington series, you probably should look into the series So I did and read the first in the series It was an easy read, with a lot of dialogue and a good story line The story revolves around the missing of a up and coming anchorwomen Sasha Nijinsky Why did she get thrown or jump from a balcony Where is she now Who is involved Why are so many men and women involved in the missing or death of this women I guess you must read to find out The When a series has as many books as the Stone Barrington series, you probably should look into the series So I did and read the first in the series It was an easy read, with a lot of dialogue and a good story line The story revolves around the missing of a up and coming anchorwomen Sasha Nijinsky Why did she get thrown or jump from a balcony Where is she now Who is involved Why are so many men and women involved in the missing or death of this women I guess you must read to find out The story moves along well, with many characters and a few twist especially about three quarters through and in the end New York Dead is loaded with Sex, suspense, money, and power The Barrington series starts off pretty solid flag 2 likesLike see review Sep 05, 2011 Joe White rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves fiction, on shelf, stuartwoods This may have been the last good Stone Barrington book It actually had a plot with several twists and suspense leading up to the final pages with the final revelations In this book, Stone was still a police detective and hadn t adopted the smug wealthy lifestyle which becomes the consummate profile of later Stone books He actually experienced a brief look at financial disaster, and entered the book wearing ordinary clothing His adoption of expensive clothing and absorbing the finer lifestyle This may have been the last good Stone Barrington book It actually had a plot with several twists and suspense leading up to the final pages with the final revelations In this book, Stone was still a police detective and hadn t adopted the smug wealthy lifestyle which becomes the consummate profile of later Stone books He actually experienced a brief look at financial disaster, and entered the book wearing ordinary clothing His adoption of expensive clothing and absorbing the finer lifestyle was fine for this novel since it exhibited character development in reaction to other characters and plot movement The character development of Stone in later books has all but ceased, along with strong suspense plots.Cary Hilliard was a landmark character for Stone s reference.The book fits the formulated 300 page size of nearly all Stuart Woods books flag 2 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jun 21, 2014 Michelle rated it it was ok review of another edition I don t have a great first impression of Stone Barrington, based on this first book in the series I started at book 1 because a friend gave me a boxful of Stuart Woods books Then again, the setting is the early 1990s, and the racism, sexism, and derogatory insults that are freely thrown about seem so out of date Casual sex seems to be Stone s modus operandi, but when I thought the love interest was out of the picture, I started to like Stone a little better but wait, here she comes again I don t have a great first impression of Stone Barrington, based on this first book in the series I started at book 1 because a friend gave me a boxful of Stuart Woods books Then again, the setting is the early 1990s, and the racism, sexism, and derogatory insults that are freely thrown about seem so out of date Casual sex seems to be Stone s modus operandi, but when I thought the love interest was out of the picture, I started to like Stone a little better but wait, here she comes again and hey, maybe he might consider marrying her after a month or two The mystery seemed silly, and the one thing I was thankful for was that the author at least had the sense to put an end to the ridiculous puppy love for Stone, as he didn t seem capable of it himself flag 2 likesLike see review Oct 21, 2018 Steve H rated it it was ok I m not sure what I thought of this book The actual detective part of it wasn t bad butthere has to be a butWhen you getand I quote Later, when they fell asleep, exhausted, it was with his soft penis in her hand, he liked sleeping that way, unquote just at has to be the most vomit inducing turgid drivel I have ever read How on earth did the author or his proof readers allow such complete bullshit get into a book.I m still shuddering flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 02, 2012 Rorie rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves wish i never wasted time on What a Piece of Shit From the name of the protagonist to his character description this book REALLY sucks I tried to be fair and give it a shot, but I can not and will not waste another minute of my life reading this crap I am amazed so many people like this book If anyone would care to explain how they can read it all the way through and enjoy it, I would appreciate it flag 3 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jun 23, 2014 Jerry rated it really liked it review of another edition Recommended to Jerry by A friend If the rest of the series is like New York Dead, I m very happy to have been turned on to Stuart Woods The last 6 chapters held me, and I couldn t put it down, even though we were late meeting friends for dinner flag 2 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jan 01, 2019 Steve rated it it was amazing December 2018 It s funny that I ve had recent discussions on terminal velocity theory People seem to know of it and it isn t nuts I agree with my prior notes this should be mandatory stone reading.April 2017 This book should be mandatory reading for devotees of Woods and Barrington Although not a rags to riches tale, It is certainly a tale from negative cash flow to billionaire or near that status A sub title to the series could be Luckiest Bastard in the World I like that I look December 2018 It s funny that I ve had recent discussions on terminal velocity theory People seem to know of it and it isn t nuts I agree with my prior notes this should be mandatory stone reading.April 2017 This book should be mandatory reading for devotees of Woods and Barrington Although not a rags to riches tale, It is certainly a tale from negative cash flow to billionaire or near that status A sub title to the series could be Luckiest Bastard in the World I like that I looked up terminal velocity two years ago Still 5 stars 5 9 2015 Amazingly, I haven t read this book and it is this book that has so much of the Stone back story that runs throughout the 50 other books It introduced terminal velocity to me from Google The terminal velocity of a falling body occurs during free fall when a falling body experiences zero acceleration This is because of the retarding force known as air resistance Air resistance exists because air molecules collide into a falling body creating an upward force opposite gravity Of course, it might not stop you enough to not die from a 12 story fall flag 1 likeLike see review Aug 20, 2018 Paul rated it really liked it review of another edition I read a few of the later Stone Barrington novels and found the writing to be good, but the story lines somewhat bland and over the top I though it was worth finding out if the first novels were better and read this first effort Are the early novels better Judging by this one, yes The story begins with Stone as a NYC detective A disappearance murder mystery baffles the police as they end up closing the case without conclusive proof We meet Stone s partner Dino, who appears in later books.T I read a few of the later Stone Barrington novels and found the writing to be good, but the story lines somewhat bland and over the top I though it was worth finding out if the first novels were better and read this first effort Are the early novels better Judging by this one, yes The story begins with Stone as a NYC detective A disappearance murder mystery baffles the police as they end up closing the case without conclusive proof We meet Stone s partner Dino, who appears in later books.The level of mystery, danger and tension is far interesting than the later Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous novels If there is a complaint, it is that too many pivotal events in Stone s life are packed into this book We ll give the second one a try flag 1 likeLike see review Oct 20, 2016 Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves z wwr tbr spin, nbrc wobble, rrrc 2016 challenge, crime, mystery, mystery crime, mystery thriller, thriller, fiction When I started this series I didn t know that it was part of a series so I jumped around but today I thought it would be a good idea to start this series from the beginning and because my son keeps telling me that this was a really good crime and I needed to start the Stone Barrington series right from the beginning Well just like the others I love Stone but now I know why he became a lawyer instead of staying a cop but also how his mind works He s quite smart and love his ex partner Dino He When I started this series I didn t know that it was part of a series so I jumped around but today I thought it would be a good idea to start this series from the beginning and because my son keeps telling me that this was a really good crime and I needed to start the Stone Barrington series right from the beginning Well just like the others I love Stone but now I know why he became a lawyer instead of staying a cop but also how his mind works He s quite smart and love his ex partner Dino He s such an Italian and their banter is fun too As for the crime, it was a bit creepy to find out certain things that one persn did but also sad as to who really committed the crime and why Now I can continue in the right order and have some fun with Stone and his crimes because even though he s a lawyer doesn t mean that it stops him from being the good cop flag 1 likeLike see review Sep 18, 2018 Diana Evans rated it did not like it Shelves dnf One of the rare books I just couldn t get through Main plot was fairly good but the sexist, ignorant detectives language was horribly off putting And the sex scenes were poorly written Maybe it was a book of its time but it s not a time or culture, really I long for flag 1 likeLike see review View 1 comment Jan 04, 2019 Tomi rated it really liked it Ever met someone with incredible luck, both good and bad Well, that would be Stone Barrington Interesting character and interesting relationships I have read some of this series before, but since the few I read assumed you had read the others, doing the series in order Let s see if I end up loving or hating the incredible Mr Barrington flag 1 likeLike see review Mar 31, 2017 Karen rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves mystery, suspense, thriller Everyone is always telling Stone Barrington that he s too smart to be a cop, but it s pure luck that places him on the streets in the dead of night, just in time to witness the horrifying incident that turns his life inside out Suddenly he s on the front page of every New York newspaper, and his life is hopelessly entwined in the increasingly shocking life and perhaps death of Sasha Nijinsky, the country s hottest and most beautiful television anchorwoman I think with a different vocal actor Everyone is always telling Stone Barrington that he s too smart to be a cop, but it s pure luck that places him on the streets in the dead of night, just in time to witness the horrifying incident that turns his life inside out Suddenly he s on the front page of every New York newspaper, and his life is hopelessly entwined in the increasingly shocking life and perhaps death of Sasha Nijinsky, the country s hottest and most beautiful television anchorwoman I think with a different vocal actor this would have been a better offering but this one did rate 3 stars.Mr Woods isn t quite like Patterson or Baldacci but then who is flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 28, 2019 Laura Rash rated it it was amazing review of another edition It was great to reread this I d forgotten how Stone and Dino got started really and this brought it all back in my mind flag 1 likeLike see review Sep 08, 2018 Carol rated it really liked it I was drawn in immediately to this novel and enjoyed the characters I will follow Stone in his journey with 2 flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 10, 2015 Gareth Otton rated it it was amazing review of another edition Recommends it for People bored with detective novels that always return to the status quo Shelves crime, detective, legal, recurring character series I find that I am less and less gripped by detective books as the years go by They tend to be all of a likeness, the same thing happening so often even by different authors that it s hard to tell them apart For the most part this was true about this novel as well There was nothing amazingly original about it, the crime was familiar enough to be predictable and there was a lot of the tired tropes I dislike about this genre in evidence in the writing So why is it that this is a five star review I find that I am less and less gripped by detective books as the years go by They tend to be all of a likeness, the same thing happening so often even by different authors that it s hard to tell them apart For the most part this was true about this novel as well There was nothing amazingly original about it, the crime was familiar enough to be predictable and there was a lot of the tired tropes I dislike about this genre in evidence in the writing So why is it that this is a five star review where so many other detective books fall below the mark The answer is simple Change One of the key gripes I have about this genre is the lack of change from one book to the next Every author seems to be obsessed with returning to the status quo at the end of every novel which puts the reader or me at least in detective Groundhog Day only without the laughs that Bill Murray had This novel had a great deal of change and character growth right the way through the novel and the main character is certainly not at all where he started the novel which is genuinely exciting for me That change being said, this is still a detective novel and as anyone with experience in the genre will tell you, it s very hard not to be predictable It s all been done before and as with a number of books, I guessed at the killer almost from the start However, that was not to say the book was without surprises What surprised me was some of the actions the protagonist took which was quite a pleasant experience Every time I thought I had him pegged as to where he would go he went in another direction and this led to a lot of the change I liked so much in the novel Overall I am pleasantly surprised by this book I picked it up for an easy read and I m happy to have found something I am now very eager to get started on the next book in the series With 34 to go at the time of this review I can only hope the author keeps up the good work flag 1 likeLike see review May 10, 2015 Steve rated it it was amazing review of another edition April 2017 This book should be mandatory reading for devotees of Woods and Barrington Although not a rags to riches tale, It is certainly a tale from negative cash flow to billionaire or near that status A sub title to the series could be Luckiest Bastard in the World I like that I looked up terminal velocity two years ago Still 5 stars 5 9 2015 Amazingly, I haven t read this book and it is this book that has so much of the Stone back story that runs throughout the 50 other books It April 2017 This book should be mandatory reading for devotees of Woods and Barrington Although not a rags to riches tale, It is certainly a tale from negative cash flow to billionaire or near that status A sub title to the series could be Luckiest Bastard in the World I like that I looked up terminal velocity two years ago Still 5 stars 5 9 2015 Amazingly, I haven t read this book and it is this book that has so much of the Stone back story that runs throughout the 50 other books It introduced terminal velocity to me from Google The terminal velocity of a falling body occurs during free fall when a falling body experiences zero acceleration This is because of the retarding force known as air resistance Air resistance exists because air molecules collide into a falling body creating an upward force opposite gravity Of course, it might not stop you enough to not die from a 12 story fall flag 1 likeLike see review May 26, 2012 Sue rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves man in uniform Book one of the Stone Barrington Series I thought it was an excellent start to a series Stone starts out as a detective on the NY police force with a Law Degree He s always been considered out of place on the force, too smooth, too moral Cops are definitely on display as fallible, they sometimes make wrong choices due to political pressures which at times is in conflict with what s morally right Nicely complex disjointed murders, a beautiful willful woman, celebs galore as well as a man cha Book one of the Stone Barrington Series I thought it was an excellent start to a series Stone starts out as a detective on the NY police force with a Law Degree He s always been considered out of place on the force, too smooth, too moral Cops are definitely on display as fallible, they sometimes make wrong choices due to political pressures which at times is in conflict with what s morally right Nicely complex disjointed murders, a beautiful willful woman, celebs galore as well as a man changing as the book continues Doesn t have the intensity of thriller though it does have its moments, this book is definitely a mystery with fallible characters and looks to be a promising premise and cast Definitely a mystery suspense novel, I was fooled for a while there, so overall I would definitely recommend this I plan to continue the series it was definitely worth the read flag 1 likeLike see review Sep 12, 2009 Cheryl rated it really liked it review of another edition Solid mystery I actually read the book this time instead of listening to it It was an easy read with nice short chapters I like it that way Easier to handle just one chapter before falling asleep.This is Stone Barrington s first appearance in a series written by Stuart Woods He is a detective second class just coming back from a serious knee injury He gets caught up in a mystery involving a celebrity news anchor when he sees her plunge from the roof.Nothing is as it seems While Barri Solid mystery I actually read the book this time instead of listening to it It was an easy read with nice short chapters I like it that way Easier to handle just one chapter before falling asleep.This is Stone Barrington s first appearance in a series written by Stuart Woods He is a detective second class just coming back from a serious knee injury He gets caught up in a mystery involving a celebrity news anchor when he sees her plunge from the roof.Nothing is as it seems While Barrington is trying to find out who was in her flat with her at the top of the building, she is picked up by an ambulance She is alive But her ambulance is hit by a fire engine People die, and she is missing.The twists continue and will certainly surprise you all the way to the end flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 27, 2016 Bob rated it liked it review of another edition Found this old paperback that recounts the beginning of the Stone Barrington series I often read mention of the events in later books, but it was nice to finally read the whole story and I can see that Stone has not changed his habits in later books When Stone was walking home when off duty he witnesses the fall from a high balcony of prominent news woman While it appears that she may have survived the fall, the ambulance that was rushing her to the hospital is stuck by a fire engine and when Found this old paperback that recounts the beginning of the Stone Barrington series I often read mention of the events in later books, but it was nice to finally read the whole story and I can see that Stone has not changed his habits in later books When Stone was walking home when off duty he witnesses the fall from a high balcony of prominent news woman While it appears that she may have survived the fall, the ambulance that was rushing her to the hospital is stuck by a fire engine and when the dust clears she is nowhere to be found Stone, a blue blood in a workingman s profession and often at odds with his blue collar fellow officers , is draws the lead detective job in the case With pressure from above and few clues he is at odds with the higher ups which eventually leads to his going from cop to lawyer flag 1 likeLike see review Mar 19, 2012 Keith rated it liked it review of another edition Everyone tells Detective Second Class Stone Barrington that he s not a good match with the New York Police Department He s too smart to be a cop and his background from old money is resented by other members on the force But even with his law school background he thinks that being a detective is one thing he does well After he witnesses the apparent suicide of a beautiful and well known TV anchorwoman he watches his entire life turnaround as he s caught up in a string of unsolved and seemingl Everyone tells Detective Second Class Stone Barrington that he s not a good match with the New York Police Department He s too smart to be a cop and his background from old money is resented by other members on the force But even with his law school background he thinks that being a detective is one thing he does well After he witnesses the apparent suicide of a beautiful and well known TV anchorwoman he watches his entire life turnaround as he s caught up in a string of unsolved and seemingly unrelated murders but somehow he s convinced that there s a tie in to the anchorwoman s suicide As it turns out he s right being a detective is something he s really good at and he gets to the bottom of the crimes even though it costs him his job and almost his life in a convoluted but 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    New York Dead Stone Barrington Stuart Woods New York Dead Stone Barrington Stuart Woods on FREE shipping on qualifying offers The first novel in the thrilling Stone Barrington Series by New York Times Bestselling author Stuart Woods Everyone is always telling Stone Barrington that he s too smart to be a cop New York Dead Stone Barrington, by Stuart Woods Nov , New York dead by Stuart Woods is the first Stone Barrington novel The body of Sash Nijinsky, television anchorwoman, falls from the penthouse of a high rise apartment in front of Stone Barrington setting in motion a series of events that change the course of his life. New York Is Dead TV Series With Jenn Harris, Matthew Wilkas, Randy Harrison, Jemima Kirke A darkly hilarious series about two broke New York City artists who become hired killers to make ends meet. Carmine Persico, storied New York mobster and longtime hours agoCarmine Persico, storied New York mobster and longtime Columbo family boss, dead at New York Dead New York Dead is the first novel in the Stone Barrington series by Stuart Woods It was first published in by HarperCollins The novel takes place in New York City The novel begins the story of Stone Barrington, a retired detective turned lawyer private investigator. New York Dead Summary Study Guide BookRags New York Dead follows the life of J Stone Barrington, a detective in the New York Police Department, as he investigates the mysterious case of Sasha Nijinsky, a New York Is Dead Home Facebook New York Is Dead likes New York Is Dead is a new comedy web series about Felix and Cathy, two down on their luck New York City Artists, who become Stuart Woods New York Dead Paperback Suddenly he s on the front page of every New York newspaper, and his life is hopelessly entwined in the increasingly shocking life and perhaps death of Sasha Nijinsky, the country s hottest and most beautiful television anchorwoman No matter where he turns, the case is waiting for him, haunting his nights and turning his days into a living hell. New York Dead Stone Barrington Series Barnes Noble New York Dead Chapter One Elaine s, late The place had exhausted its second wind, and half the customers had gone otherwise she would not have given Stone Barrington quite so good a table number , along the wall to your right as you enter. New York Dead PublishersWeekly New York Dead Stuart Woods, Author HarperCollins Publishers p ISBN New York Rights Fair Translation Database Job Zone Job Moves Opinion ShelfTalker Soapbox Editorials.

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        Stuart Woods is the author the New York Times bestselling Stone Barrington series and Holly Barker series He is an avid private pilot, flying his own jet on book tours You may see his tour schedule and learn about the author on his website.


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    1. The main character in the book, Stone Barrington, is not your typical New York cop He went to law school but became interested in police work during his stint in school As a foodie and oenophile, and with his white collar background, he s also supposed to be somewhat cultured than the average cop, although this doesn t keep him from condoning the use of offensive, negative terms for minorities and lesbians Stone is on medical leave recovering from a bullet to the knee when a woman, Sas The main [...]


    2. Mystery with explicit content and derogatory language.One could label this book as romantic suspense from a male POV and written by a male author, however its graphic sex scenes have little romance and aren t really necessary in the book plot The women in this book are shown as sex objects, greedy for power and money, under a strain weak, crying and suicidal Men fare not better, presented as cock driven fools, annoying sexists, weirdos or psychos Woods gives us a pathetic and pessimistic visi My [...]


    3. In this Stuart Woods book, we find Stone Barrington in his first outing He is a Lt Detective on limited duty due to a bullet he took to his knee and has decided after an evening out to walk home in order to get some exercise to it when, in a case of being in either the right place at the right time, or wrong place at the wrong time, he witnesses a woman falling from a building It turns out to be a rather famous TV personality who was scheduled to take her place as a co anchor on a prestigious In [...]


    4. I have been reading Stuart Woods books for a long time I especially like the Stone Barrington series but not necessarily in order I started Son of Stone and didn t like it at all but I had to finish it when I found that in order to make a later book make sense I had to find out what happened to Arrington What I have had a problem with is the dialogue I just doesn t set right not bad enough to make me stop reading but it just doesn t always seem quite right somehow Hello, Dino Hello, S I have bee [...]


    5. Loved the start of this series I can t believe I hadn t read Woods sooner Boy have I been missing out This story had a lot of suspense When I thought I had it down on who the killer was and what happened to SN I was wrong The book is very fast paced from the very beginning when a news reporter falls to what is thought to be her death It is soon discovered that she is not dead but alive and still breathing The ambulance is called and rushes her to the hospital Along the way to the hospit Loved th [...]


    6. New York dead by Stuart Woods is the first Stone Barrington novel The body of Sash Nijinsky, television anchorwoman, falls from the penthouse of a high rise apartment in front of Stone Barrington setting in motion a series of events that change the course of his life A terrific start to a series, this book sets up nicely the events that lead to Stone Barringtons career as an attorney and investigator It was full of action and suspense and Stone was always in the middle of it all I m looking New [...]


    7. This was my first by Woods I was really impressed with the quick, easy, and enjoyable reading Glad I found a new author with an extensive list.


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