My name is Guy Fraser-Sampson and I write works of fiction. My primary objective is to entertain, and inevitably this means that I end up writing the sort of books which I enjoy reading myself.
Let’s get the boring stuff out of the way first. I am currently working as a board adviser (and sometimes invest in) various entrepreneurial businesses, and have previously held various senior level investment positions, including a spell as Investment Controller with the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, and running for several years the international operations of a leading US fund manager. For the past ten years I have been designing and teaching a number of post-graduate modules at Cass Business School in the City of London, where I am a Senior Fellow. I began my career as a solicitor, becoming an equity partner in a City law firm at the age of 28.
I appear regularly on radio and television in the UK and am also in demand as a keynote and after dinner speaker.
OK, back to what everyone really wants to talk about: fiction. All three of my Mapp & Lucia books have been optioned by BBC Television. My most recent venture is to attempt a very different type of detective fiction with my ‘Hampstead Murders‘ series, of which currently three installments have been published by Urbane Publications.
These are contemporary stories but written in the spirit of the Golden Age. In place of the formulaic plot structures and damaged central characters of much modern crime fiction, readers will find a team of likeable police officers whose career and personal ups and downs will play out and develop from one book to the next. They have been describes as intelligent, quirky and ‘a love letter to the detective novel’.
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