Bel-Air Dead (Stone Barrington Series #20)

Bel-Air Dead (Stone Barrington Series #20)

by Stuart Woods
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Bel-Air Dead 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 169 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Southern California, elderly actor Vance Calder dies. He leaves his much younger widow Arrington his stock in Centurion Studios in Bel-Air. Arrington asks her former lover Manhattan based attorney Stone Barrington to travel to Los Angeles to represent her legally, as she battles over who controls the studio. Dropping everything to assist the mother of his son, Barrington makes Strategic Moves starting with reorganizing Arrington's shares; buying more stock for her; and finally forging partnerships with other holders in order for his client to have the controlling interest. Known for playing hardball Terry Prince, CEO of Prince Investments, wants the choice property where Centurion Studios resides as he knows there is much more to be made from development. When someone murders stockholder Jennifer Harris, Barrington assumes his opponent raised the stakes. With his sidekick Dino Bacchetti having his back, Stone obtains local help as he plays chess with an amoral opponent. With a twist that includes Ed Eagle territory (see Santa Fe Edge and Santa Fe Dead.); fans will enjoy the Stone invasion of Hollywood as the East Coast hipster matches up against a West Coast shark. The story line is fast-paced from the moment Stone arrives in California until the climax as regardless of which coast the hero is in, he retains his usual unconcerned demeanor in the face of danger while also being a chick magnet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very disappointed. I have been a fan for years and have read most of his books, but this one reads like it was written by a sophomore in high school. Cannot believe this is the same author I have enjoyed over the years. Glad I got it from the library and didn't spend any money on it.
justL1209 More than 1 year ago
I've been a fan of Stuart Woods for years, but his books are starting to read like he's phoned them in. Not much depth, plot, etc. This being said, they are still good brain candy.
whocareswhoiam More than 1 year ago
Always enjoy the entertainment in these easy to read novels. We especially enjoy when the characters and their story lines collide - creates fun, intrigue, and keeps the pages turning quickly. Arrington has returned, Strategic Services gets a bigger role and we expect to read more about them in upcoming novels. Chapter 40 is funny. We were not disappointed in the ending and we certainly are ready for the next Stone Barrington & Ed Eagle novels to take us to new territory. If you love Stuart Woods and his cast of characters, you will enjoy this novel. I guess I will have to go to the newly renovated Bel Air hotel to see if they really did change the name of the Tortilla Soup to Taco Soup - or is that just the name NY folk give to the Mexican delight??? I note that Mr. Woods does need a better editor, there are always small errors that really are way to easy to catch - maybe the editor doesn't enjoy reading these books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't get into it....not a typical woods read. So many people complain about the price of books....go to the library like I do. After you pay that kind of money for a book what do you do with it?
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Enjoyable read. Stuart woods never lets me down!
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