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Publisher's Summary

In the newest addition to the New York Times-bestselling series, Stone Barrington comes face-to-face with a beautiful woman from his past....

Stone Barrington receives a rather unexpected phone call from Arrington Calder, the ex-girlfriend with whom he has a son. Arrington's much older husband, the actor Vance Calder, has just died, leaving her a fortune in Centurion Studios stock. Arrington has plans for the money and asks Stone to represent her in the sale of the company. But when he arrives at her home in Bel-Air to finalize the deal, things take a nasty turn. It seems many of Hollywood's rich and beautiful have Arrington and Centurion in their sights, and Stone finds himself dragged into a surprisingly deadly web of intrigue.

More mayhem? Listen to all of our Stone Barrington mysteries.
©2011 Stuart Woods (P)2011 Penguin

Critic Reviews

“Woods’ many fans will enjoy seeing the characters from his various novels interacting, and the story moves along at an exciting clip.” (Booklist)

“Fans will enjoy the Stone invasion of Hollywood.... The story line is fast-paced from the moment Stone arrives in California.” (Midwest Book Review)

“Dizzyingly paced.... Series fans will find Barrington as shrewd, sexy, and glib as ever.” (Publishers Weekly)

What listeners say about Bel-Air Dead

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Another Great Stone Barrington Novel

I've always loved the Stone Barrington series and Bel Air Dead does not dissapoint. This is yet another great book in the series and listeners will enjoy catching up with old characters we have not heard from in a long time. Stuart Woods wrote on his website that he is required to pen quite a few books every year. I do not know if it is for this reason or intentional but the Stone Barrington books have been taking on a much faster pace of late which I really enjoy.

While I won't give anything away here, there are some really interesting plot twists that I think will introduce some new and unique characters in the near future. If you decided not to listen to Bel Air Dead but you are a fan of Stone Barrington, I would suggest you read this one.

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Stone does it again!

Stone and Dino take California by storm with the help
of some of his old friends. Great listen. Very
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Another memorable Stone Barrington novel. While always jet setting in his private planes, he is a likeable character with interesting friends.

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The Best so far

I’ve read a lot of the Stone Barrington series but during COVID-19 I have been reading them in the order the books were published. While all of the books are fun not all are wow. This book has a good plot and some character development of the characters never before met in any book. I listen to the books and Tony Roberts is great.

Tommy B. McDonell, Ph.D.
NC

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But what happens next?

I always appreciate his books when there is less sex and more storyline. This book was the perfect combination.

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Bel air Dead

Excellent writing and listening. Another great Stuart Woods Stone Barrington novel. Great characters and suspenseful.

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amazing!!

this story has so many twists! I thought I could see where the plot led, but it turns another way. Thank you for the excitement and crazy characters.

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great

The story was great the reader was great i can get use to to this way of reading a book

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Good Storyline-Enjoyable Read

Good book. easy to follow. The Narrator was spot on, as usual. Clear and very articulate. The storyline was very good. Enjoyed Stone and Arrington getting closer. Looking forward to reading more Stone Barrington series.

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One of the best storylines so far (IMHO)

I've listened to 20 of these now. The narrator is still so bad. The only person I can ALWAYS know is Dino. Everyone else sounds exactly the same as each other. Male and female.

I loved this story. First, because Herbie Fisher wasn't in it. Second, because for once Stone managed to keep it in his pants most of the book. Seems that if fifteen or so years have gone by, he should be slowing down just a little bit.

I love Dino more than I do Stone. I don't know what Stone would do without him.