Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Book (novel) Review: Bel-Air Dead by Stuart Woods

I enjoy mystery novels and decided to try a different author this time so I read Stuart Woods' book "Bel-Air Dead." Its more of a novel than a mystery (although there are a couple of murders in it and some questionable characters). The main character, Stone Barrington, was likeable, and I really got a good feel for the characters. I really enjoyed this book and the storyline and look forward to reading more from this author. I can see why he's been on the New York Times best sellers list.  I won't re-hash the plot, so I'll just let the author's book summary cover that. It's a good summer read. -Rob

BOOK SUMMARY (from the Author's Website: www.stuartwoods.com):
In the Bel-Air district of Los Angeles, one of America’s wealthiest and most star-infested communities, Stone Barrington comes face-to-face with his past...
    A beautiful Bel-Air widow, already one of the wealthiest women in America, needs Stone’s help to become even more cash-rich. At stake is the sale of her investment in—and the resulting dissolution of—Hollywood’s world-famous Centurion Studios. Stone is no stranger to the stylish and lucrative world of Centurion... and he has more than a passing acquaintance with the lady herself.
   But when he arrives in Bel-Air to finalize the sale, the tranquility of that famous neighborhood turns out to be no more than a fa├žade. One of L.A.’s most rapacious power brokers has Centurion and its unique real estate in his sights, and he will not be denied. Stone finds himself dragged into a surprisingly complex and high-stakes game, the kind only the truly rich and dangerously ambitious can play... and survive.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Stuart Woods is the author of more than thirty novels including the New York Times-bestselling Stone Barrington and Holly Barker series. An avid sailor and pilot, he lives in New York City, Florida, and Maine.

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next