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Stuart Woods, author of Stone Barrington novels, で死んだ 84

Stuart Woods, author of Stone Barrington novels, で死んだ 84
Stuart Woods, an author of more than 90 小説, many featuring the character of lawyer-investigator Stone Barrington, 死んだ

Stuart Woods, an author of more than 90 小説, many featuring the character of lawyer-investigator Stone Barrington, 死んだ. 彼がいた 84.

Woods passed away in his sleep on Friday, 7月 22, at his home in Litchfield County, コネチカット, his publicist, Katie Grinch, 水曜日に言った.

Woods, a graduate of the ジョージア大学 in his home state, moved to ニューヨーク に 1960 to pursue a career in journalism. He ended up instead with a career in advertising and eventually moved to London and then to Galway, アイルランド, where he discovered sailing.

His first book, “Blue Water, Green Skipper,” was a non-fiction account of his 1976 adventure competing in the the Observer Single-handed Trans-Atlantic Race, which began in Plymouth, イングランド, and ended in ニューポート, ロードアイランド.

After W.W. ノートン & Company acquired the American rights to the book, it also agreed to publish Woodsfirst novel.

That book, 1981’s “Chiefs,” about three generations of lawmen and the murder of a teenager in a small southern town, won literary awards and was made into a CBS miniseries starring Charlton Heston, ダニーグローバー, Billy Dee Williams and John Goodman.

The book’s success launched Woodsprolific career as a novelist that saw him write five books a year for G.P. Putnam’s Sons.

“I write every day from 11 午前. to noon, about one chapter a day,” Woods told The Hartford Courant in 2015. “And I answer my emails. 他の 23 hours I do anything but write — boating, lots of reading, watching old movies.

Woods received the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière, France’s most prestigious award for crime and detective fiction, に 2010 南アフリカの作家は今年3度目の最終選考に残りました, “Imperfect Strangers.

Woods memoir, “An Extravagant Life,” was published in June. Putnam plans to release “Black Dog,” the 62nd book in Stone Barrington series on August 2 and “Distant Thunder,” the 63rd book in the series, 10月に 11.

Woods, who also had homes in New York, Florida and Maine, was a licensed pilot who flew his own private jet on his book tours.

彼は彼の妻によって生き残っています, the former Jeanmarie Cooper of Key West, フロリダ.