Stone Barrington is a series of suspense-thriller novels by American author Stuart Woods. Stone Barrington served 14 years in the NYPD, but was forced out after not seeing eye-to-eye with his superiors. His parents were both disinherited by their rich parents; his father for being a communist and his mother for marrying one.

The Stone Barrington series is the largest series of Stuart Woods’ work. It started in 1991 with New York Dead and continues to this day with more than 20 novels. Below is the order in which Stuart Woods’ Stone Barrington series was originally released in:

Publication Order of Stone Barrington Books

New York Dead(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dirt(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dead in the Water(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Swimming to Catalina(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Worst Fears Realized(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
L.A. Dead(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cold Paradise(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Short Forever(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dirty Work(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Reckless Abandon(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Two Dollar Bill(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dark Harbor(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fresh Disasters(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shoot Him If He Runs(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hot Mahogany(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Loitering with Intent(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Kisser(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lucid Intervals(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Strategic Moves(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bel-Air Dead(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Son of Stone(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
D.C. Dead(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Unnatural Acts(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Severe Clear(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Collateral Damage(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Unintended Consequences(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Doing Hard Time(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Standup Guy(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Carnal Curiosity(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cut and Thrust(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Paris Match(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Insatiable Appetites(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hot Pursuit(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Naked Greed(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Foreign Affairs(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Scandalous Behavior(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Family Jewels(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dishonorable Intentions(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sex, Lies & Serious Money(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Below the Belt(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fast and Loose(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Indecent Exposure(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Quick & Dirty(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Unbound(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shoot First(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Turbulence(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Desperate Measures(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Delicate Touch(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wild Card(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Contraband(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stealth(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Treason(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hit List(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Choppy Water(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shakeup(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hush-Hush(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Double Jeopardy(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Class Act(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Foul Play(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Criminal Mischief(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Safe House(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Black Dog(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Distant Thunder(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Near Miss(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Smolder(2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Notes: Stone Barrington makes an appearance in the Holly Barker book Orchid Blues. He also makes an appearance in the Rick Barron book Beverly Hills Dead.

Reckless Abandon is a continuation of the Holly Barker novel Blood Orchid. Holly Barker also appears in Dark Harbor, Shoot Him If He Runs, Hot Mahogany, Strategic Moves and D.C. Dead. Ed Eagle and Rick Barron makes appearances in Bel-Air Dead.

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Stone Barrington Synopses: Stuart Woods Synopses: New York Dead is the first Stone Barrington book from Stuart Woods. They say Stone Barrington is 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 changes his life.

Overnight, he’s on the front page of every newspaper in New York, and his life is hopelessly entwined in the increasingly shocking life (and perhaps death) of Sasha Nijinsky, the most beautiful television anchorwoman in the country.

No matter where he turns, the case is waiting for him, haunting his nights and turning his days into a living hell. Stone ends up caught in a perilous web of horrific crimes, dangerous friends, and sexual depravity that has throughout it one thing in common: Sasha.

Dirt by Stuart Woods is the second book in the Stone Barrington series. Feared and loathed for her writing and icy persona, Amanda Dart has more than enough enemies. Then the tables are turned. An anonymous gossiper is faxing Amanda’s personal and private peccadilloes to anyone who can read. In order to salvage her reputation, she enlists the help of New York lawyer and private investigator Stone Barrington to discover the identity of the faxer. And everyone in the world of tabloid journalism becomes a suspect.

But the faxes don’t stop coming. In fact, it only made things worse. And Stone winds up with more leads than one man can handle, until Amanda takes matters dangerously into her own hands and turns the world of gossip on its head. As the circle of suspects lessens, Stone will realize that even the most respected socialites will stop at nothing – even murder – to clear their sullied names.

In Dead in the Water (book 3 in the series) by Stuart Woods, Stone Barrington has barely arrived in St. Marks, a lovely Caribbean island nation, on a sailing vacation when something very strange occurs: An attractive young woman sails into the harbor, entirely alone on a large yacht. Before long she is under the intense scrutiny of local authorities in the very considerable person of Sir Winston Sutherland, the minister of Justice. The problem is, though she arrived alone, she had set off from the other side of the Atlantic in the company of her husband, a well-known writer, who is no longer present.

Stone is fascinated by evidence, and before many pages have been turned, he is all that stands between the apparently innocent Allison Manning and the patently evil intent of Sir Winston, whose motives are unclear. What is clear is that the St. Marks’ system of justice bears little resemblance to the American courts to which Stone is accustomed and that his smallest error could end up being fatal to his client.

Stone Barrington Reader Reviews:

Submitted by Jeri K.

Stuart Woods has created the perfect man in the Stone Barrington series. He is so perfect he becomes unbelievable after the first few books in the series but he remains a thoroughly enjoyable character. Stone leads us into a world of romance, wealth and crime along with his onetime partner and friend Dino Bacchetti. Quick and very enjoyable reads from Stuart Woods.

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8 Responses to “Order of Stone Barrington Books”

  1. Bon Bon: 9 years ago

    Love, love, love Teddy Fay- what books are next after Iron Orchid 2006? About Teddy Fay. How many books are about Teddy Fay?

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    • Robin: 8 years ago

      Currently, Teddy Fay appears in 8 novels: Capital Crimes, Iron Orchid, Shoot Him if He Runs, Mounting Fears, Hothouse Orchid, Santa Fe Edge, D.C. Dead, and Doing Hard Time. Plus while researching I discovered he is getting his own series of books! It starts with Smooth Operator

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  2. Deaych: 10 years ago

    is there an order of books or timeline, that include Ed Eagle, Rick Barron, and Holly Barker series all together?

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    • qualitymom05: 9 years ago

      look at stuart woods website for order of all books by character

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  3. Judy: 10 years ago

    I have a paperback copyrighted 2006 that doesn’t show on your order of books. It’s Short Straw, a Stone Barrington novel by Stuart Woods.Judy

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    • Bird: 10 years ago

      Short Straw is actually an Ed Eagle book

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  4. Bobu2472: 11 years ago

    i’m trying to order a few “Stone Harrington” books and i keep hitting the “PAPERBACK BEST PRICE” and i’m not getting any info. advise bobu2472@comcast.net

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    • Brandon: 11 years ago

      Try using the “Shop Worldwide” link at the bottom.

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