Books by Sam Llewellyn

Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Flawed by a gratuitous, pervasive equation of evil with fat, but mainly a rich and unpretentious gem. (map, author's note) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Quietly superb prose and a memorable, unassuming hero make this Arthurian-flavored world fresh and beautiful even when it's bitterly ugly. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Hilarious and wonderfully wacky. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Two teens revive their ex-rock star dad's career in this totally twisted tale. Read full book review >
THE SEA GARDEN by Sam Llewellyn
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Relentless, at times confusing plotting, but Llewellyn's proven knack of creating lively people (Maelstrom, 1994, etc.) saves the day."
An overstuffed but entertaining thriller in which a plucky young bride learns how many ways a mysterious garden can grow. Read full book review >
MAELSTROM by Sam Llewellyn
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Sometimes confusing, frequently surprising, always entertaining."
Droll wit and slick pacing keep this rousing tale of high-seas intrigue afloat long after predictability has consigned many others of its ilk to Davey Jones's bookshelf. Read full book review >
CLAWHAMMER by Sam Llewellyn
Released: Jan. 3, 1994

"Several scary scenes and some amusing caricatures, but it's rather too long and the momentum occasionally flounders as Llewellyn gets trapped in the American scenery."
An apolitical wildlife artist gets partial responsibility for his orphaned nephews—and full responsibility for the discovery of the men who murdered his sister and her husband. Read full book review >
BLOOD KNOT by Sam Llewellyn
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Very British and very good."
Domestic and international political storms make waters treacherous for a hard-yachting British journalist—in another seagoing thriller from the author of Dead Eye, etc. Emotionally whipped by the endless war in the Middle East, prize-winning reporter Bill Tyrrell has retreated to the smaller, more reasonable world of his vintage yacht Vixen, which he's chartered out to a save-the-young-hoodlums charity. Read full book review >

Fighting through fog and storm off the west coast of Scotland, divorce lawyer and ex-professional deep-sea diver Harry Frazer, on a solo shakedown cruise aboard his new 45-foot racer, is rammed by a boat running without lights. Read full book review >

Here, Llewellyn (Sea Story, 1988: Dead Reckoning, not reviewed) focuses on the near-bankruptcy endemic in boat-racing circles—and on the lengths to which owners, sponsors, and middlemen will go to avert it. Read full book review >