Author Archives: Fictionophile

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.

“That Last Weekend” by Laura DiSilverio

“It had started with such promise and ended in tragedy, suspicion, and a police investigation. Horrible.” Five young women, former college roommates, are the stars in this novel. The best of friends, they visit a country inn annually.  Until… the … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word = GRAVE

As a mystery lover, I was spoiled for choice in this Wednesday’s post. The word ‘GRAVE’ is frequently used in crime fiction titles. Also, it seemed a fitting word to use for the month of October, when all things dead, … Continue reading

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“The Visitors” by Catherine Burns

“…she wrapped her arms around Mother’s angular hips for comfort. Physical affection wasn’t encouraged, however, in the Zetland family, and she soon felt herself peeled off with extreme delicacy.” In this compelling debut thriller we first meet Marion Zetland.  Born … Continue reading

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“CWA Anthology of short stories: Mystery Tour” edited by Martin Edwards

This exciting collection of short stories features crime writers working with a “mystery tour” or travel theme. Showcasing the diversity of the contemporary crime-fiction genre, these 28 compelling stories will take you on a memorable trip – and you’ll not … Continue reading

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Cover Love: part 63 – Exploding flowers

They say you can never have a second chance to make a good first impression. A book’s cover does just that – gives a first impression. A good cover can make a reader pick up a book. A bad cover … Continue reading

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“In her Shadow” by Mark Edwards #blogtour #bookreview

This is the story of two sisters, Isabel (Izzy) and Jessica.  One dead, and one very much alive. Jessica is still mourning the loss of Isabel who died when she fell from a balcony in her home five years ago.  … Continue reading

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“Follow you home” by Mark Edwards

Some real monsters are worse than any you can imagine… A thirty-something London couple, Daniel Sullivan and Laura Mackenzie, have decided to go on one last big trip before settling down and having a family.  They have an adventurous time … Continue reading

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“Where the memories lie” by Sibel Hodge

“And when the memories lie, sometimes it’s best to let the truth stay hidden.” Twenty-five years ago, Olivia Tate’s best friend Katie left their Dorset village, never to be heard from again. Olivia Tate, her husband Ethan, and her twelve-year-old … Continue reading

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Hello October (Fictionophile updates and Sept. book haul)

October 1st and back home again! To celebrate our 41st wedding anniversary, my husband and I went on our first ever cruise!  We flew from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Vancouver, British Columbia (4,444 km= 2,761 miles) where we boarded the Holland … Continue reading

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Poll results + A very brief hiatus – back in October…

Just wanted you all to know that because my husband and I are celebrating our 41st wedding anniversary the last week of September…. I’m taking a brief blogging hiatus. Please forgive me if I don’t comment and Tweet your posts.  … Continue reading

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“The Clockmaker’s Daughter” by Kate Morton

Ever since reading “The Forgotten Garden“, I have been a huge fan of Kate Morton’s novels.  Since they have been published in 34 languages and have been international bestsellers, it would seem I am not alone. “The Clockmaker’s Daughter” has … Continue reading

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Cover Love: Part 62 – Under glass domes

They say you can never have a second chance to make a good first impression. A book’s cover does just that – gives a first impression. A good cover can make a reader pick up a book. A bad cover … Continue reading

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19 Crimes + a myriad more…

Well folks it finally happened. I have found a perfect excuse to blog about TWO of my passions.  Most people who know me have long realized that I really appreciate a nice glass of red.  This summer I had a … Continue reading

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“Snap” by Belinda Bauer

Publisher’s Blurb: A taut, suspenseful new novel from award-winning thriller author Belinda Bauer in which a woman being menaced by a knife-wielding home invader is connected to a string of burglaries in a quaint bedroom community, and the brutal murder … Continue reading

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Readers find the magic

As a lifelong reader, I’ve always known that there is magic to be found within books. So… I thought I’d share a few graphics that helps convey my feelings about reading. (Some I’ve shared with you before – others I’m … Continue reading

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