Search Results: "Fay Sampson"


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FAY by Larry Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2000

"Close to a masterpiece."
The search for love and family has seldom been portrayed with such harsh realism as in this almost literally stunning fourth novel by the highly acclaimed Mississippi author. Read full book review >

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THE OVERLOOKER by Fay Sampson
Released: April 1, 2013

"Suzie, who usually stars in Sampson's Genealogical Mystery series (Father Unknown, 2011, etc.), yields the limelight to Nick in this weak mystery whose main selling point is its information about Lancashire history."
A father's newfound interest in genealogy poses a danger to his family. Read full book review >

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FATHER UNKNOWN by Fay Sampson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Genealogical researching tips combine nicely with a fast-paced mystery in this latest saga of the Fewings family (Those in Peril, 2010, etc.)."
Family researcher Suzie Fewings' peaceful world is about to descend into darkness. Read full book review >

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THOSE IN PERIL by Fay Sampson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Sampson carefully balances descriptions of genealogical research methods, insights into family relations and clues to the briskly paced puzzle."
Tracing the history of their paternal forebears turns deadly for the Fewings family (In the Blood, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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I AM MORGAN LE FAY by Nancy Springer
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Perfect for the reader who would love, but is not quite ready for, The Mists of Avalon, this is magical storytelling, richly inspired and accomplished. (Fiction. YA)"
Another Camelot tale from the author of I Am Mordred brings the character of Morgan le Fay center stage and unfolds a story that is both new and steeped in the traditions of Arthurian legends. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF SIMPSON AND SAMPSON by Munro Leaf
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 31, 1941

"Judge for yourself — is this a book for children, or a book adults will buy using children as an excuse?"
Are Munro Leaf's name, plus Robert Lawson's beautiful pictures sufficient to warrant wide popularity for this new venture, which I personally, felt much too adult in its conception, its execution and its humor for small children. Read full book review >

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RAVAGE by Jeff Sampson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Emily's alpha wolf-girl toughness will appeal, along with a bit of romance. (Paranormal thriller. 12 & up)"
The Deviants trilogy concludes (or does it?) with a slamfest of action. Read full book review >

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FALLING OFF AIR by Catherine Sampson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 26, 2004

"Sympathetic characters can't quite overcome the overfamiliar between-two-lovers plot."
Journalist Sampson's first brings us Robin Ballantyne, a TV news producer who just may end up her station's biggest story. Read full book review >

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POWDER by Kevin Sampson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2002

"Too bad it's not nearly as good."
Narcissism runs rampant in UK rock 'n' roll as depicted by first-novelist Sampson, who once managed a Liverpool pop group and so knows whereof he speaks. Read full book review >

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VESPER by Jeff Sampson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"Intriguing. (Paranormal thriller. 12 & up)"
A shy, dorky 16-year-old transforms into a wild party girl at night in this effective supernatural thriller. Read full book review >