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Book Note: Stuart Woods, Family Jewels

I read this book about 2-Nov-2016. This is the first time I've read this book. The book is copyright 2016. This note was last modified Tuesday, 08-Nov-2016 09:47:25 PST.

This is book 37 of the "Stone Barrington" series.

This note contains spoilers for the book.


Latest in a long-running series!

I'd been feeling they were getting more polished but also more formulaic and more shallow, and this one actually seems to reverse the trend. The women jump into his bed less determinedly, and the case being solved has more weight.

And the plotting is among Woods' best. One of the things he does well is come up with complexities to really fill out a book. This one for example introduces what is originally taken for probably a copy of the necklace in a famous painting (Gustav Klimt's "The Woman in Gold"). And then turns out to be the original, carefully faked to seem to be an old copy.


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