Stuart Woods, creator of Stone Barrington novels, useless at 84

 

Stuart Woods, an creator of greater than ninety novels, many presenting the individual of lawyer-investigator Stone Barrington, has died

HARTFORD, Conn. — Stuart Woods, an creator of greater than ninety novels, many presenting the individual of lawyer-investigator Stone Barrington, has died. He become 84.

Woods exceeded away in his sleep on Friday, July 22, at his domestic in Litchfield County, Connecticut, his publicist, Katie Grinch, stated Wednesday.

Woods, a graduate of the University of Georgia in his domestic state, moved to New York in 1960 to pursue a profession in journalism. He ended up rather with a profession in marketing and marketing and subsequently moved to London after which to Galway, Ireland, in which he located sailing.

His first ee-e book, “Blue Water, Green Skipper,” become a non-fiction account of his 1976 journey competing withinside the the Observer Single-surpassed Trans-Atlantic Race, which commenced in Plymouth, England, and led to Newport, Rhode Island.

After W.W. Norton & Company received the American rights to the ee-e book, it additionally agreed to post Woods’ first novel.

That ee-e book, 1981’s “Chiefs,” approximately 3 generations of lawmen and the homicide of a teen in a small southern town, received literary awards and become made right into a CBS miniseries starring Charlton Heston, Danny Glover, Billy Dee Williams and John Goodman.

The ee-e book’s achievement released Woods’ prolific profession as a novelist that noticed him write 5 books a 12 months for G.P. Putnam’s Sons.

“I write each day from eleven a.m. to noon, approximately one bankruptcy a day,” Woods advised The Hartford Courant in 2015. “And I solution my emails. The different 23 hours I do whatever however write — boating, masses of reading, looking vintage movies.”

Woods acquired the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière, France’s maximum prestigious award for crime and detective fiction, in 2010 for his novel, “Imperfect Strangers.”

Woods memoir, “An Extravagant Life,” become posted in June. Putnam plans to release “Black Dog,” the 62nd ee-e book in Stone Barrington collection on August 2 and “Distant Thunder,” the 63rd ee-e book withinside the collection, on October eleven.

Woods, who additionally had houses in New York, Florida and Maine, become a certified pilot who flew his personal personal jet on his ee-e book tours.

He is survived through his wife, the previous Jeanmarie Cooper of Key West, Florida.