Bel-Air Dead

Bel-Air Dead

Large Print - 2011
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Stone Barrington receives a rather unexpected phone call from Arrington Calder, the ex-girlfriend with whome he has a son. Arrington's much older husband, the actor Vance Calder, has hustdied, leaving her a fortune in Centurioon Studios Stock. Arrington has plans for the money and asks Stone to represent her in the sale of the company. But when he arrives at her home in Bel-Air to finalize the deal, things take a nasty turn. It seems many of Hollywood's rich and beautiful have Arrington adn Centurion in their sights, and Stone finds himself dragged into a surprising deadly web of intrigue.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2011.
Edition: Unabridged large print edition.
ISBN: 9781410436085
Characteristics: 395 pages ; 23 cm.


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Nov 05, 2019

After 19 books in the Stone Barrington series, I finally quit the series and the author due to unnecessary political comments/jabs. If the book was politically based, I would choose not to read it. Apparently I'm not the only reader who feels this way. When asked about this, Woods says, "Republican readers, some of them, seem to deeply resent my attitude toward the GOP. … The Republicans tend to live in that bubble where there's only Fox News and Rush Limbaugh. They don't get much fresh air. A lot of hot air, but not much fresh air."
I hope your political jabs are worth losing your audience.

Nov 22, 2016

Okay as a mindless read. Characters have no depth.

Some of the worst writing I have ever encountered.
Nearly all of the "action" takes place via cell-phone; in fact, no less than three times we find these exact words: "His cell buzzed again. Hello?"

akasq Sep 26, 2013

Fast moving page turner, loved it.

deBerry116 Oct 03, 2011

Fast paced, entertaining, light read.

Jul 18, 2011

Just for a change of pace, Stone (and Dino) leave New York for adventures in LA this time out.

May 24, 2011

Very much enjoyed - classic Stone Barrington novel

May 19, 2011

Frema read, I did not have time

May 02, 2011

Bel-Air Dead ----
By Stuart Woods c - 2011 ----

A good read ----
This story opens at Elaine’s, where Stone and Dino are having Dinner. Arrington the mother of Stones son calls Stone on his cell phone. ---- Arrington needs Stone to manage a business deal in sunny Calif. Stone agrees and takes Dino his old detective friend along to rescue the movie studio. ----
Off to sunny California go Stone and Dino. And old characters Drift in and out of this story. Everything is done real quick and just plain: Pat. ----
I don’t know who it is that needs the vacation: 1. Mr. Woods, 2. His Editor. 3. or Me. ----

Enjoy! ----


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