Stone Barrington s newest client seems to be a magnet for trouble. A poised lady of considerable wealth, she s looking for help discouraging the attentions of a tenacious gentleman. Read more...
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Stone Barrington s newest client seems to be a magnet for trouble. A poised lady of considerable wealth, she s looking for help discouraging the attentions of a tenacious gentleman. But no sooner does Stone fend off the party in question than his client becomes involved in two lethal crimes.
With suspects aplenty, Stone must probe deep into his client s life to find the truth, and he discovers that the heart of the mystery may be a famous missing piece of history, a stunningly beautiful vestige of a bygone era. It s a piece with a long and storied past and untold value . . . the kind of relic someone might kill to obtain.
Among the upper crust nearly everyone has buried a skeleton or two, and it will take all of Stone s investigative powers to determine whose secrets are harmless, and whose are deadly."
- ISBN-13: 9780399174698
- ISBN-10: 0399174699
- Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
- Publish Date: April 2016
- Page Count: 320
- Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
Series: Stone Barrington Novels
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-02-08
- Reviewer: Staff
At the start of bestseller Woods’s breezy 37th Stone Barrington novel (after Scandalous Behavior), wealthy divorcee Carrie Fiske hires the New York City detective turned attorney to dissuade her ex-husband, Harvey Biggers, from stalking her and to remove Biggers from her will. Stone tasks his associate, former boxer Fred Flicker, with the first assignment, and he accepts Carrie’s invitation for a weekend of business and pleasure in the Hamptons so that he might undertake the second. Stone revises the document, but barely has time to sample his lobster salad before discovering a dead body with ties to Biggers. He’s soon embroiled in a mystery that involves a priceless object with cultural and historical significance. Tony trappings, colorful characters, and a magnificent McGuffin provide ample distraction from the occasional dangling plot thread and the implausible ease and frequency with which Stone lands lucrative cases and beds beautiful women. Dry-witted dialogue keeps the tone light and drives this glossy, modern take on the classic detective story. Author tour. Agent: Anne Sibbald, Janklow & Nesbit. (Apr.)