Search Results: "Fay Sampson"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A quickstep but generally rewarding tour of the West's assembly lines, boardrooms, offices, and service centers that suggests, among other things, that history indeed repeats itself."
Sampson (The Midas Touch, 1990, etc.) draws on his experience as a student of the international business scene, and on a wealth of unconventional sources, to trace the evolution/revolution of life in great corporations, from the British East India Company through Microsoft. Read full book review >

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OUT OF MIND by Catherine Sampson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 26, 2005

"A cheerless potboiler that makes having it all look like a total drag."
Telejournalist Robin Ballantyne probes the disappearance of a veteran camerawoman. Read full book review >

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HAVOC by Jeff Sampson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"Plenty of thrilling action, clearly with more to come. (Paranormal thriller. 12 & up)"
The second exciting installment in the continuing saga of a dorky daytime girl who morphs into a savvy, hot chick and/or werewolf at night. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"An entertaining read for golf fans that sheds light on an important chapter in golf history."
Golf writer Sampson (Golf Dads: Fathers, Sons, and the Greatest Game, 2008, etc.) recounts the tale of the 1991 Ryder Cup at Kiawah Island, S.C., perhaps the most famous edition of the biennial contest. Read full book review >

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THE BULGARI CONNECTION by Fay Weldon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Weldon's not exactly challenging herself here, but she's still one of the sharpest, most entertaining novelists around."
A characteristic blend of social and sexual satire from Weldon (Rhode Island Blues, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >