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Family Jewels - Stuart Woods

Family Jewels

By Stuart Woods

  • Release Date: 2016-04-05
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
Score: 4
From 424 Ratings


When Stone Barrington takes on a wealthy heiress as his client, he finds himself handling a whole lot of trouble in this “this glossy, modern take on the classic detective story” (Publishers Weekly).
Stone Barrington’s newest client is a poised lady of considerable wealth who’s looking for help discouraging the attentions of a tenacious gentleman. But no sooner does Stone fend off the offensive party than his client becomes involved in two lethal crimes. With suspects aplenty, Stone probes deep into his client’s life to find the truth, and he discovers that the heart of the mystery may be 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 for. 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.


  • Faulty

    By Producer11
    Remember when you couldn't wait for a Stone Barrington novel to come out? Not any more for me. This one is an OK read as usual for Woods but has a rare error for him or just laziness in a critical area. There is a point where lights go out. No back-up lights go on. This is simply impossible in this day. Emergency backup battery powered lights are code required for areas where people gather. Ruined the book for me. Not giving anything away here. Woods gets a little duller and a little less crafty with each novel. I also dislike his self righteous and snotty lecture about how to not contact him at the end of this and every one of his books. Woods lacks character development these days. I've stopped caring about his people. I suspect he's a very rich and unfulfilled guy with a lot of rage. Read it if you must. There is a laugh or two and a twist. But overall, eh.
  • Family Jewels

    By Peasoup 1
    Not as exciting as all the others in this series.
  • Family Jewels

    By Ajbid
    This book was one of his best but that does,t mean all others were just a joy to read. Thank you
  • Disappointed

    By Buickman71
    Until this novel I had enjoyed all the previous episodes of Stone Barrington. This story was way beyond believable and a poor effort by the author.
  • Paste Job

    By SageWinston
    Like faux jewelry, flashy but lacking in substance. Peppered with references to geography, art and Parisian jewelry design, this book is somewhat entertaining, but not memorable.
  • Family Jewels

    By Jimmydaplayer
    Good Stuart Woods action with money, women and jewels. Enjoyed the book with the downside being, I read it in one sitting! Wished for more!
  • Just OK

    By Rambo501
    The book is not his best yet. A few typo's which I'm surprised by (one having a deceased person making a comment or having an opinion), but I do enjoy these novels. Some story lines become a bit too far fetched and I wish they would tone that down.