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Fay Sampson

Autor(a) de Pangur Bán the White Cat

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Obras por Fay Sampson

Pangur Bán the White Cat (2021) 58 exemplares
The Hunted Hare (2012) 39 exemplares
Wise Woman's Telling (1989) 36 exemplares
White Nun's Telling (1989) 34 exemplares
Finnglas of the Horses (1985) 26 exemplares
Death on Lindisfarne (2013) 25 exemplares
The watch on Patterick Fell (1978) 21 exemplares
Black Smith's Telling (1990) 21 exemplares
Herself (1992) 20 exemplares
Daughter of Tintagel (1992) 19 exemplares
Taliesin's Telling (1991) 18 exemplares
In the Blood (2010) 15 exemplares
Father Unknown (2011) 12 exemplares
The Serpent of Senargad (1989) 11 exemplares
Chris and the Dragon (1985) 11 exemplares
Them (2003) 11 exemplares
Star Dancer (1993) 10 exemplares
A Malignant House (2010) 10 exemplares
Those in Peril (2010) 8 exemplares
The White Horse Is Running (1990) 6 exemplares
A Free Man on Sunday (1987) 6 exemplares
The Sorcerer's Daughter (2007) 6 exemplares
The Overlooker (2013) 5 exemplares
Beneath the Soil (2014) 5 exemplares
The Sorcerer's Trap (2005) 5 exemplares
Josh's Panther (1986) 5 exemplares
May Day (Living Festivals) (1985) 3 exemplares
The Flight of the Sparrow (1999) 3 exemplares
Prayers for Depression (2017) 2 exemplares
The Dancing Horse (2002) 2 exemplares
The Christmas Blizzard (1991) 2 exemplares
The Island Pilgrimage (2004) 2 exemplares
The Silent Fort (2003) 1 exemplar
The Land of Angels (2006) 1 exemplar
The Hungry Snow (1980) 1 exemplar
A Casket of Earth (1997) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Mammoth Book of Arthurian Legends (1998) — Contribuidor — 196 exemplares
The Chronicles of the Round Table (1997) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares
Strange Pleasures 3 (2005) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Strange Pleasures 2 (2003) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares


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Disclaimer: this is a very belated review, so my recollection of details is a little foggy. I remember this as a pleasantly crafted mystery set in and around a Welsh(?) inn. The involvement of the protagonists' daughter in the story was a nice note.
gmathis | 15 outras críticas | Feb 16, 2022 |
Genealogist Suzie Fewings and her family have come from the southwest of England to Lancashire, where her husband's family has only two remaining members, to explore his family history. Of course, a mystery ensues. The husband, usually in this series the voice of reason, seems very impulsive, not to say foolhardy, in this book. I enjoyed it because of the setting and the genealogy aspect.
auntieknickers | Aug 21, 2020 |
This was my first introduction to Fay Sampson (who apparently has a list of titles to her name), and I think I've found a new series to add to my reading list. The Wounded Snake appears to be book 2 in the West Country Mystery series), but it could easily be a stand-alone. Some long-running series are difficult to pick up in the middle, but I didn't feel that I was missing vital information about the characters in this book.

Hilary and her friend Veronica head to Morland Abbey for a course on writing mysteries. As a retired teacher, Hilary has plans for a historical setting whilst Veronica is leaning towards a romance. Unfortunately, their weekend is disrupted when first the guest of honor is poisoned and then one of the course leaders ends up dead.

Hilary and Veronica--while older ladies with adult children--do not fall into the Miss Marple mold, and are soon on the case. Interesting story and plot twists, and the setting was well-used. Highly recommended for those looking for their next read.

A digital review copy was provided by NetGalley.
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Spencer28 | Jun 2, 2019 |
Amateur genealogist Suzie Fewings is disturbed when she finds out that a potential ancestor who shares the same name as her son had killed a man during the Commonwealth era in the 17th century. When her 17-year-old son becomes a suspect in the murder of a teenage girl in their community, Suzie's fears become irrational. Then danger threatens her 13-year-old daughter. Suzie sets out to find the alleged killer while coming to terms with the unpleasant details of her ancestors' lives.

I really wanted to like this book since it combines genealogy with a murder mystery. Unfortunately, it didn't work for me. Not only did the author try unsuccessfully to tie together a 17th century murder and a 21st century murder, she also added a second crime involving Suzie's daughter. It's just too much coincidence to be credible. To top it off, the author throws in a paranormal experience from out of left field. Readers will need a lot of stamina to follow Suzie as she jumps from one conclusion to another. She makes unwarranted assumptions about her ancestry, and she makes unwarranted assumptions about the criminal(s) at loose in her community. Suzie isn't a likeable protagonist for a mystery. She reacts to circumstances and acts impulsively without planning or purpose. If I was her friend, I'd be encouraging her to see a therapist. This is one series I won't be continuing.… (mais)
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cbl_tn | 2 outras críticas | Aug 30, 2014 |


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