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Samples, William

Overview
Works: 100 works in 259 publications in 1 language and 297 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Sea stories  Detective and mystery stories  History  Adventure stories, English  Adventure stories  Legal stories  Detective and mystery stories, English  Historical fiction 
Classifications: G246.H65, 823.914
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Publications about William Samples
Publications by William Samples
Most widely held works by William Samples
Monsoon by Wilbur A Smith( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
In this novel, Hal Courtney is sent by the East India Trading Company to attack Arab pirates who are harassing trade off the African coast; although the mission is an eventual success, Hal himself is seriously injured and returns to England, his son Tom becomes the real hero of the story
Running Scared by Richard Pitman( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Eddie Malloy is back on track and the only cloud on the horizon is fellow jockey Bill Keating who's blackouts are making him a danger on the course. When he is found dead, his ex-wife does not agree with the verdict of suicide and lures Eddie into a dangerous investigation, following a trail to the heart of a conspiracy
Death is now my neighbour by Colin Dexter( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Investigating the murder of Rachel James, shot through the window of her suburban home, Chief Inspector Morse follows the lead provided by a poem and a photograph, to Oxford's Lonsdale College
Birds of prey by Wilbur A Smith( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
This adventure story, which is set along the African Coast, recounts the exploits of Sir Francis Courteney and his son Hal aboard a fighting ship during the late 1600s
Evan and Elle by Rhys Bowen( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
When a chapel opens as a restaurant, the villagers are suspicious, but their attention is diverted as a string of fires plagues the town and Constable Evans suspects that Welsh nationalists are responsible. Evans follows clues leading to the south of England and France; concluding that nothing is what it seems and a dangerous killer may be loose
Blood on the tongue compact disc pack by Stephen Booth( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Marie Tennent seems simply to have curled into a fetal position in the freezing snow out on Irontongue Hill and remained there until her body was frozen over. There's no one to observe her death but the foxes and the hares. Her body has bruises, though. Her death is tragic; is it also suspicious?
A Spanish lover by Joanna Trollope( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
When Lizzie's twin sister Frances says for the first time ever, that she is not coming home for Christmas, Lizzie doesn't understand. What she doesn't know is that Frances has found a lover in Spain. This is a love story and contrast between two sisters, one in economically-troubled England, and the other attracted to everything Spanish
A sense of the world how a blind man became history's greatest traveler by Jason Roberts( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The author tells of the adventurous travels of James Holman (1789-1857)
Simisola by Ruth Rendell( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Chief Inspector Wexford has a challenge on his hands when his physician's daughter goes missing. A university graduate unable to find a job, Melanie had just broken up with her boyfriend and applied for social security before her disappearance
Hope by Len Deighton( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
With Cold War loyalties shifting, Bernard Samson is forced back into "the game". He is caught between his job and his ethics, his past and his future and the two women he loves. He is also trapped in a maze of danger and deception as he undertakes a mission that leads from Poland to London
Sacred games by Vikram Chandra( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
This epic novel delves into the life of Inspector Sartaj Singh, and into the criminal underworld of Ganesh Gaitonde, the most wanted gangster of India. Sartaj, "the silky Sikh" is now past forty, his marriage is over and his career prospects are on the slide. He's determined that he'll be the one to capture the legendary boss of G-Company
Agatha Raisin and the walkers of Dembley by M. C Beaton( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Agatha Raisin, the sometimes pushy, sometimes endearing heroine of the Cotswold village mysteries is at it again when the president of the Dembley Walkers Association is found dead in Sir Charles Fraith's wheat field
Tommo & Hawk by Bryce Courtenay( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Twin brothers, kidnapped and separated in childhood, Tommo and Hawk are reunited at the age of fifteen, and they set off together on a journey into manhood. From whale hunting in the Pacific to the Maori wars of New Zealand, they must learn each other's strengths and weaknesses in order to survive
Shadow play by Frances Fyfield( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Crown Prosecutor Helen West finds herself on the dark side of life in this edgy psychological mystery. The recently-acquitted Mr. Logo pulls her into a grubby world of fear, and she must struggle to survive against the forces that are stacked against her
Into the blue by Robert Goddard( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Harry Barnett, a middle-aged failure, leads a shabby existence. He is reduced to caretaking a friend's villa on the island of Rhodes and working in a bar to earn his keep. Then a guest at the villa -- a young woman he had instantly warmed to -- disappears on a mountain peak. Under suspicion of her murder, Harry becomes obsessed by the mystery that has changed his life and begins to trace back the movements and encounters that led to the moment where she vanished into the blue
Road rage by Ruth Rendell( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The construction of a new road is opposed by an assorted group of nature lovers and conservationists as well as a terrorist group known as Sacred Globe. When Detective Wexford's wife and four others are kidnapped by Sacred Globe, he must employ all his considerable detecting skills to save their lives
The seventh scroll by Wilbur A Smith( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The discovery of the "Seventh scroll", an ancient papyrus written by the slave Taita (hero of "River god") and containing the secret to the Pharaoh's hidden tombs and its wealth, unleashed a deadly race to find the secret treasure
The homecoming by M. C Beaton( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Lizzie, the youngest of the Beverley girls, has always been different from her sisters. She has never cared about Mannerling or marriages, for that matter. And how can she ever love the present owner, the rude Duke Of Severnshire? Suddenly nobody is as they seem and Lizzie is at a loss for words
Recalled to life a Dalziel and Pascoe novel by Reginald Hill( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
District Superintendent Andy Dalziel, defends the honour of a dead officer and friend when an American nanny found guilty of complicity in a murder, is released on grounds of miscarriage of justice. The murder took place in 1963, the year of the Profumo scandal and the Great Train Robbery
Orchid Bay by Patricia Shaw( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
A chance meeting with Mal Willoughby involves Emilie Tissington in a controversy of murder and intrigue that will ruin her reputation. Just as the friendship blossoms, Mal is threatened with hanging for a crime he didn't commit. This is a story of innocence and fierce loyalty. Their journey into the unknown has surprising consequences
 
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