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Woods's latest (after Palindrome ) is a slick thriller set in Manhattan's Upper East Side, the stomping ground of Stone Barrington, a well-bred but unpretentious detective who, in a city of several million people, always ends up in the right place at the right time. Late one evening, as Stone trudges home from Elaine's Restaurant, popular TV newscaster Sasha Nijinsky plummets 12 stories from her terrace and lands on a heap of dirt 20 yards away from him--remarkably, still alive. Stone fails to apprehend the person who flees Sasha's penthouse and, after the ambulance carrying her collides with a fire truck, Sasha herself disappears. Despite the fact that no corpse is in evidence, the baffled NYPD eagerly pins a murder rap on Sasha's distraught lesbian lover. Stone refuses to accept his colleagues' pat solution and even maintains that Sasha might have survived thanks to skydiving training and her billowing, parachute-like robe. Bed-hopping TV newspeople, a sexy blonde judge sporting a red dress beneath her robes, a serial killer targeting cabbies and a creepy med-school dropout turned mortician who idolizes Sasha romp through this calculatedly melodramatic crime story all the way to its grisly B-movie finale. 75,000 first printing; $125,000 ad/promo; author tour.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The first of the author's novels to feature police detective Stone Barrington, this 1991 thriller finds him in the wrong place at the wrong time and witnessing an accident that turns his life inside out. His investigation leads into some serious weirdness of both the criminal and sexual kind.
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.
The first in the series - a great reason to keep reading all of Mr. Woods books.Published 3 months ago by susan
Totally enjoyable. I got hooked on Stuart Woods books through the local library. So glad I started reading his work.Published 11 months ago by Janet Stewart
I am an unconditional of Stuart Woods, I love each of his book. He follows a thread throughout all his book and that makes it interesting and you get attached to the caracters.Published 17 months ago by Keleace
Stuart Woods Stone Barrington books are always continuous action and great characters. New York Dead was another suspenseful adventure that held my attention from start to exciting... Read morePublished 18 months ago by andrew Duffus
Now hooked on Stuart Woods. Have to buy all his books to continue reading intriguing cases. Love that Stone Barrington.Published 22 months ago by Marlis
There can never be enough detective novels set in NYC for my taste (I could be bias since I live here). Read morePublished on May 7 2003 by Brian Siegel
New York Dead is my first Wood's book, but it won't be my last. I have to agree with some other reviewers....New York Dead is a silky smooth read. Read morePublished on April 9 2003 by Robert Busko
This book is Stuart Woods at his best. Woods does a fabulous job of creating the well rounded Stone Barrington character. Read morePublished on Jan. 29 2003 by Mandy Morreale