Saturday, February 27, 2021


 This is the 55th Stone Barrington novel by Stuart Woods  These books are always good for a bit of escapism reading.  They usually have a bit of travel thrown in and this book is no exception.   In this installment Stone finds himself caught up in a murder that literally lands at his feet.  Fortunately he is not a suspect for long but the mystery continues to unravel and involve him.   There are a series of coincidences that intertwine different threads of the book which are good for the plot but not so good if you are looking for a practical/ realistic read.  This book returns to the bedroom escapades of Stone and you practically need a chart to keep track of his revolving companions but the details are minimal so those looking for a cleaner book would be ok reading this since it is easy to skip over the parts that are not of interest.   

All in all a decent book to lose yourself in for an afternoon or 2

ShakeupShakeup by Stuart Woods
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is the 55th book in the series and the ideas for crimes continue to be unique even if the plots are a bit formulaic. This one has a bit more twists and turning with intertwining plot lines. You are back to needing a map to keep Stone's bedroom trysts and companions straight though. The story manages to involve most of the recurring main characters even if in very cursory roles in the plot.
Always a fun escape read especially if you're willing to believe in small worlds intersecting

Challenge Prompts

The Challenge Prompts I will use this for are:  

  1. Library Love  #LibraryLoveChallenge  Book #18
  2. Finishing the Series   #FinishingTheSeries2021  Stone Barrington series #55
  3. Beat the Backlist #BTB2021  #5 set in a major city
  4. Virtual Mount TBR #VirtualMountTBR2021   Book #26
  5. Back List Reader  #Backlistreader  Book #29
  6. Calendar of Crime  #CalendarOfCrime2021   
  7. Cloak & Dagger  #CloakDaggerChal  Book #19
  8. The Unofficial Magnus Archives Challenge  #TMARC21  #8. The Hunt: a murder mystery
  9. Nerd Daily  #NERDREADING2021 #40 released in 2020
  10. Bookworm  #12.) Free Space! Pick any book!
  11. Pick your Poison #16-3 A rollicking adventure story
  12. Bloggers Bookshelf   #bloggersbookshelf #11 one word title 
  13. Medical Examiner Challenge  3 Toe Tags
  14. Beachcomber Challenge  
    • Crime Scenes 
      • Row 4
        • Hotel room
        • Street or sidewalk
        • Row 5
          • Bedroom
      • Weapons
        • Row 1 
          • Poison, poisoned food
        • Row 2 
          • Hand gun x 2
      • Detectives- Stone/Dino
    • Six Shooter Challenge  Target #5b  Shot #1

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