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Unnatural Acts: A Stone Barrington Novel by [Woods, Stuart]
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"A world-class mystery writer...I try to put Woods's books down and I can't."--"Houston Chronicle "

"Woods's Stone Barrington is a guilty pleasure...he's also an addiction that's harder to kick than heroin."--"Contra Costa Times" (California)

About the Author

Stuart Woods is the author of more than forty novels. A native of Georgia, he began his writing career in the advertising industry. "Chiefs," his 1981 debut, won an Edgar Award. An avid sailor and pilot, Woods lives in Key West, Florida, Mount Desert Island in Maine, and New York City.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1321 KB
  • Print Length: 313 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B00843858E
  • Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons (17 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0074VTI0Q
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
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Seems that this book was written to make Herbie more part of Woods character gallery. Crusing through Elaines, a couple of receptions and solving a crime that seems remarkeble close to an earlier crimte committed in one of the Stone books.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Stuart Woods Must Be the Laziest Writer Alive 20 April 2012
By L. Young - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Stone and Dino are back, sort of. The same women are back to service them. The Knob Creek, Johnny Walker black, martinis and champagne flow. Millions of dollars are bandied about. Fancy cars abound. The only thing that has changed is that poor Elaine has died and her eponymous restaurant has closed. What are Stone and Dino to do? Where will they hang?

Interestingly the once dynamic duo seem to yield center stage to the once hapless Herbie Fisher. No longer Herbie, but now Herb or Herbert to fit his new station in life, he is now a senior associate at Woodman & Weld, a star attorney after a mere two years out of law school As always everything in a Woods novel happens at the drop of a hat without work. Herbie even has his own secretary and associate, as well as making a lot of 'rain' for W & W.

The novel contains the same witless dialogue as the last half dozen novels, the same easy sex and the same non-existent plot. Woods (or his ghost writers) seem to have given up plots years ago. That's why I call him the laziest writer alive. He can't even be bothered with thinking up a good plot as he did years and years ago. The novel is slapped together without thought, sent off to the publisher and promoted to poor saps like us. This will be the last time I read a Stone Barrington novel. Stone is hardly even in the book. Maybe Woods should consider a new line of books - the Herbert Fisher novels.
97 of 100 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars $12.99 for what?? 18 April 2012
By Linda - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I've read all of Stuart Woods books and this is the biggest disappointment! Where is the story line? Half way through and still waiting for something to happen. Don't waste your money on this!
109 of 116 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I paid $12.99 for this 17 April 2012
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Sorry Stuart but this is my last book from you......what happen your books used to be so good now they are just trash.....no story line.....no good mystery...no anything...and the cost is just too much for this.....it should have been sold for $.99
20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This one pushed ME over the edge 25 April 2012
By kindlequeen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I have hated the last several Stuart Woods'books. I can't call them novels--because "novel" implies new thoughts, new stories, new ways of looking at old characters. There is nothing new in any of the last several books. Take heed readers, many reviews here says his work is not enjoyable. This was the final one for me. I have been pushed over the edge--i will never purchase or read another load of his trash. Who can possibly like, let alone empathize with any of the characters??--my husband always says a book can still be good even if the plot is thin, if its been a good visit with the characters--i have decided to shut the door on this group of characters--forever.
31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Utter Garbage 22 April 2012
By Don Cajone - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I deserve my money back. Seriously. This is ridiculous. Nothing but ramblings. There is no story at all.

I usually always finish a book I decide to read. I haven't quit a book in years. This is that kind of book. At halfway (which was being overly hopeful) I could no longer stand it. This is true garbage.

I have read EVERY of this authors books up to this point. No kidding. His last one was pretty bad but I thought I'd give him one more chance. This serves the worst-book-of-the-year award for sure. Never again will I buy a book from this author.

I can't get my wasted time back but I, and anyone that bought this drivel, deserve a refund.
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