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

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?


    • 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


  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?


    • qualitymom05: 9 years ago

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


  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


    • Bird: 10 years ago

      Short Straw is actually an Ed Eagle book


  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


    • Brandon: 11 years ago

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


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